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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray by Greg Gjerdingen
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30th Annual New Brighton Car Show & Swap Meet Stockyard Days Long Lake Regional Park New Brighton, Minnesota Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site. YouTube Videos: youtu.be/b38U_sUotXM youtu.be/DBIauGiUK8U youtu.be/2srR7-E5fnI

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Holy psychedelic rocks, Batman! These awesome stones aren’t stone at all. They’re made of a substance called Fordite, also known as Detroit or Motor Agate. All of those beautiful layers are old automobile paint, countless layers of it, that accumulated in car factories over the years back when they cars were spray-painted by hand and excess paint dripped onto the metal tracks and skids that transported cars through the paint shop during the painting process. Thanks to the high heat that was used to bake the paint onto the cars, the layers hardened enough to be cut and polished into these beautiful industrial gems.

“Not much is known about how the pieces left the old factories, but it is assumed that ‘some crafty workers with an eye for beauty realized that this unique byproduct was worth salvaging. It was super-cured, patterned-like psychedelic agate, and could be cut and polished with relative ease!’”

Today this captivating material is shaped and polished into rings, necklaces, earrings, and of course beautiful stones like you see here. Because the painting process that created this substance no longer exists, Fordite is considered to be increasingly rare. But there’s still enough around to get some for yourself if you like. Check out the Fordite website to learn more.

Visit My Modern Metropolis for additional photos.

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1967 Pontiac Grand Prix by Greg Gjerdingen
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41st Annual Pantowner’s Car Show & Swap Meet St.Cloud Antique Auto Club Benton County Fairgrounds St.Cloud, Minnesota August 2016 Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site.

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What happens when a custom DeLorean builder and a master stainless steel fabricator acquire not one, but three wrecked DeLoreans? They work together to modify and combine the broken three to create one of the most awesome stretch limousines we’ve ever seen.

Head over to the UK DeLorean Owners Club forum for lots of process photos.

We just have one question: What happens when the DeLorean Limo reaches 88 mph?

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Check out the newest addition to our collection of awesome Volkwagen Beetles: This incredibly handsome wooden Bug was painstakingly crafted by Momir Bojic, who lives in Bosnia. Momir used 50,000 pieces of sculpted oak to create the little car’s beautiful wooden skin, which covers both the exterior and interior of the car - but not the headlights or taillights, so it’s still street-legal. After each piece was in place, Momir lovingly varnished the whole thing. Then he made himself a matching hat to wear while driving his fantastic wooden Beetle.

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