Went with my husband to one of those U-Pull-It car parts #junkyards today to get parts for the #Jeep. I have always wanted to go to one. It was not as exciting as I had hoped, but as I am easily amused, especially with junky places, I had a great time exploring.
I think I was hoping to see more interesting cars, but can you agree that the design of modern cars, in general, is boring af? Apparently there is another junkyard nearby that has older cars my husband has promised to take me to because he knows how to treat a lady, lol.
What I wasn't prepared for was the realization that a lot of these vehicles had been in car crashes that probably changed peoples' lives. I saw a few that had crushed windows pushed outward, like a head hit. - Our vehicles become an important part of us. A lot of life us spent in vehicles. I didn't think I would be affected by looking at junker cars other than as photo ops, so that was a weird empath experience.
If I pushed that aside, some things gave me a giggle like all the #scenttrees still hanging around rearview mirrors. I've always wanted to do a photo essay on what and why people hang stuff up there. It's personal, like what things do you put on your fridge doors. This "New Car Scent" was too funny.
Two cars stood out: the 1988 Toyota MR2 with the orange glitter paint with majestic bird. What stories does that car have, right? - The Camero was a pretty pearlescent lavender that reminded me of eyeshadow I had in the 90s (wannabe goth raver!)
Look at that custom box! My dream is to "soup up" an old family station wagon (with wood paneling!) and put a ridiculous amount of speakers in it, because that's just stupid, and that's exactly how I like it.
Husband got his parts and that was my day. ;) Oh, and those little wagons with the mismatched wheels made me squeal, lol. #upullit #LKQ #mechanichusband #cars #junkcars #junkyard #easilyamused