Wordless Wednesday:Jalopy in the Woods

Old Jalopy in the Woods

When hiking along the trails in some of our steep canyons, one occasionally rounds the bend and comes across a remnant of the past that makes you pause and reflect for a moment. This old car is right off the Peter's Loop Trail in Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County. So close to the urban areas of the Peninsula like Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, yet eons away in feel.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 15 commentsLottie Kendall • April 28 2010 09:56AM

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Hello Lottie and I will bet at one time that was a beautiful looking car!

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 7 years ago

It probably was; I'm waiting for one of you car buffs to identify it!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, doesnt it make you wonder how the heck it got there?

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 7 years ago

Kinda a scary thought, Robert -- maybe it was jettisoned and just shoved into the canyon? I hate to think of the alternative.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, this is not an easy match considering the condition.  My guess is that it's a 1937 or '38 Chrysler Royal. 

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 7 years ago

Nice Pic. Looks like a 1939 Hudson, but I'm not sure because of the grille.

Posted by David Saks over 7 years ago

Wow: the things that are hiding in the woods! I wonder how long it's been there and how many critters have adopted it as "home." ;-)

Posted by Cari Anderson over 7 years ago

Lottie, I think this would make for a great special interest story!!  Send this blog to your local newspaper journalist and see if they will pick up the mystery?  Maybe giving you a nod in the story as well?? 

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com) over 7 years ago

Lottie, what a great title!  I haven't heard nor seen the word jalopy used since the last Hardy Boys book I read.  That is too bad, it is a great word!  Great photo!  and thanks for using the word jalopy! 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Keller Williams Legacy) over 7 years ago

Hi Kevin and David -- thanks for weighing in with your ID for the car -- my husband will like hearing your thoughts. He pegged the era the same as you did.

Cari, I wonder the same thing. I do know the bashed in roof made a great planter box for grasses and other plant life!

Andi -- you have a FABULOUS idea! I think I'll run with it.

Tony and Darcy, I'm chuckling to think you like the word 'jalopy' so much. It just popped into my head when I saw the car--seemed to fit perfectly. I used to love the Hardy Boy books; they had such grand adventures!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Lottie ~ It's been years since I've stumbled across something like this - what fun!  Great picture.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 7 years ago

Hi Liz - you just never know what you're going to find around the next corner when out tromping in the woods!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

With the door like that it is almost like someone got out and never came back.....!  Great shot!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

I know what you mean, Debra. Don't you wonder how the car ended up in the ravine?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Yes it is always fascinating to wonder exactly what transpired with something like that. 

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

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