Here's one last Christmas gift for fans of cool barn finds. Or perhaps in this case; "battlefield finds." A reader apparently happened upon an abandoned Soviet submarine base in Albania, and collected some fantastic images for us.
"I was told this is an International Scout... Some type of 4 cylinder engine." It's enough to make an enthusiast weep. I'm all for an "extreme-makeover" level restoration but I'm pretty sure this thing is at the point where the owner pays someone to haul it off, not the other way around.
Spotted somewhere in Iowa, photo by Carl Wycoff. Who can place the year, make and model of this old wrecker?
You can read the badge on the bonnet, but who can place the year of this retired pickup? (Jamie Beverly/Flickr)
Who can place the year on this old Chevrolet, or tell us what it might have had under the hood? [katsrcool/Flickr]
Who can place this ancient pickup, serving as a landmark at the Log Cabin Fruit Stand in Armstrong, British Colombia? [Peggy Reimchen/Flickr]
Can anyone identify this old dump truck, rotting by Route 335 in Pike County, Ohio? [Don O'Brien/Flickr]
Well, what the hell is this thing and how old is it? Badges have been pixelated. Sure, you could cheat and look at the photo credit... but I know you're better than that. [Museo Municipal de Bomberos/Flickr]
Autocar fire tender retired in Tillamook, Oregon. Looks restorable, those tires still have a few miles left in them! [John Lloyd/Flickr, 2011]
Range Rover coupe rusting in peace alongside its last friend, a weird mailbox. [Michael Coghlan/Flickr, 2013]
Reader Dave had himself an epic adventure through the Sahara to Erg Chigaga, and came back with a great story and some incredible images.
Parting ways with your first 4x4 is heavy on the soul. Truck Yeah! reader JonathonW8 recounts the heartbreak of saying goodbye to his beloved Dodge Durango.
Husk of a hanker truck adding some depth to the beautiful desert landscape outside Barstow, California. [B Garrett/Flickr, 2011]
Lovely old Mack settled between railroad track and a wood cache in Upstate New York. It doesn't look like it'd take much to bring her back to service. [Andrew Collins, 2014]
Willys Pickup holding its guts in its bed, slowly succumbing to cancerous rust. [James/Flickr, 2011]
Torchinsky-style Volkswagen Bus rests by the railroad in Upstate New York. Registration reveals it hasn't been on the road in some time. [Andrew Collins, 2014]
"Army Cars" in the Dutch city of Zwijndrecht plays host to hundreds of decommissioned military vehicles in every condition from derelicts to near-mint restorations. One of our readers made a pilgrimage there in the 90's and finally uploaded his amazing findings to YouTube.