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MiguelATF

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Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
An old farm truck sits waiting patiently next to the large old horse trailer which it hauls around on occasion, enjoying 'time off'.

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MiguelATF

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Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
I believe (and please correct me if I'm wrong, gearheads!) that this is the front grill of an International (short for International Harvester) pickup truck, a truck manufacturer here in North America which has gone the way of the dinosaurs. But look at those lines...!

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On second thought, this may be one of a new breed of hybrid mechanical dinosaurs that are preparing to sally forth, and rule the world!
 

MiguelATF

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Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
This ancient Dodge truck sits semi-abandoned just outside of Ashland, Oregon.

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I imagine when it was first designed, these lines were the epitome of clean, modern 20th Century Industrial Design---

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But the passing years and seasons have left their mark---

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What may once have been a bumper has been overtaken by rust which, as the saying goes, "never sleeps"---

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It looks to me more like a battle-scarred ancient warrior, than a mere vehicle.

I think one of my favorite details is what must once have been a red plastic reflector near the front - which at some point, somehow, melted. But to me it looks like nothing so much as a scar from an alien ray gun---

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I left this ancient Dodge sleeping quietly, dreaming of a glorious return to the road in a future existence.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
This ancient Dodge truck sits semi-abandoned just outside of Ashland, Oregon.

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I imagine when it was first designed, these lines were the epitome of clean, modern 20th Century Industrial Design---

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But the passing years and seasons have left their mark---

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What may once have been a bumper has been overtaken by rust which, as the saying goes, "never sleeps"---

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It looks to me more like a battle-scarred ancient warrior, than a mere vehicle.

I think one of my favorite details is what must once have been a red plastic reflector near the front - which at some point, somehow, melted. But to me it looks like nothing so much as a scar from an alien ray gun---

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I left this ancient Dodge sleeping quietly, dreaming of a glorious return to the road in a future existence.
Superb series, Miguel, and from my very European perspective, quite unique. Thanks for sharing.

M.
 

tonyturley

Legend
Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
This ancient Dodge truck sits semi-abandoned just outside of Ashland, Oregon.

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I imagine when it was first designed, these lines were the epitome of clean, modern 20th Century Industrial Design---

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But the passing years and seasons have left their mark---

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What may once have been a bumper has been overtaken by rust which, as the saying goes, "never sleeps"---

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It looks to me more like a battle-scarred ancient warrior, than a mere vehicle.

I think one of my favorite details is what must once have been a red plastic reflector near the front - which at some point, somehow, melted. But to me it looks like nothing so much as a scar from an alien ray gun---

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I left this ancient Dodge sleeping quietly, dreaming of a glorious return to the road in a future existence.
Great series, but every time I see your abandoned Oregon vehicles, I'm reminded of a post-apocalyptic Stephen King novel, The Stand. I guess my mind works in strange ways sometimes.
 

MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Great series, but every time I see your abandoned Oregon vehicles, I'm reminded of a post-apocalyptic Stephen King novel, The Stand. I guess my mind works in strange ways sometimes.

I can relate to the Stephen King "The Stand" resonance - there definitely may be some inspiration there. Great novel. And, believe it or not, it was published... (dramatic pause) ... all the way back in 1978. Nearly a quarter century ago. But it still feels contemporary in many ways.
 
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