Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has A Race Car Graveyard
July 6th, 2017
Car graveyards are all over America. Abandoned automobiles, left to disintegrate in an overgrown part of forest or field. There's just a certain charm to them that gearheads find appealing. It could be that a lot of guys with automotive hobbies have a mini collection of cars and car parts taking up a good portion of their yard or garage. Or maybe it's just that we like seeing cars turned into lawn art rather than being sent to the crusher.
And apparently, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no different. The racing legend happens to share the love and appreciation for dead and decaying cars, which is why he's spent the last several years collecting wrecked race cars and placing them in the woods of Dirty Mo Acres. The land is part of his sprawling home and racing compound out in rural North Carolina.
If you're a hardcore Junior fan, the race car graveyard at Dirty Mo isn't a secret. Street Muscle did a great tour of the car cemetery back in 2013. And of course, the number of wrecks tucked away has only increased since then.
And to show those off, JR Motorsports gave Popular Mechanics a video tour of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into picking the final resting place of the latest addition. It's low-tech, involving nothing more than a beat up old Chevy flatbed, a ratchet strap, a sturdy tree, and on occasion, a forklift. Keeping it simple, we can appreciate that