8 years ago, while driving down the highway between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, the siren song of a car pile made Dan put on the brakes!
Les had not formally started his Auto Museum at the time, but it is now in full swing.
Full of rusty wonders, this looks like a custom job to me! Even Chrysler in the 50's could not have come up with these tail fins!
There are over 300 cars in his car pile. And he knows about each and every one. He even has a Talbot Lago somewhere.
Ever wondered why we call them car piles? Les and his wife Margie shared a wonderful lunch with us. Old car lover share a common language.
The Wijnland Auto Museum does a lot of photo and movie shoots, and I'd assume this image on the door is from one of those.
The Wijnland Auto Museum has no website or email address, but you can find out more by Googling the name. Les is a font of information and charming to boot.
Not all of the cars are rusty at the Museum, but if there is a weak link in South Africa's old car collections, it is paint and body works, as you can see by this Jaguar's fender.
This old Ford was fixed up for a Tom Cruise movie.
More tomorrow, then we will be taking time off for the Easter holidays - or the cyber cafes will!