Step Inside This Eerie Graveyard In Florida Where Automobiles Go To Die
In my time writing about all things Florida, I’ve come across photos of this mysterious truck graveyard many times. It’s obviously a fascinating sight that attracts photographers like moths to a flashbulb, but no one ever seemed to know what it was or why it was there.
I finally did some digging and uncovered the story behind this strange truck graveyard. Most people don’t know it, but the site has a name: Harvey’s Historic Truck Display. It sits on the side of the road on Highway 319 near Crawfordville, on the Big Bend Scenic Byway. The rusty cars and trucks were arranged in a semicircle, from oldest to newest, by owner Pat Harvey. There are around 30 antique vehicles that date from the mid-1970s all the way back to the early 1900s.
Most of them belonged to Harvey’s father and were once used on the Harvey family farm, either by his father or his grandfather. His dad kept them for parts, and when they got too old and rusted to be useful, they were moved to the woods. Harvey moved them out here where other people could enjoy them, but he never expected them to become such a popular destination for photographers, both amateur and professional.
He likes to see the automobiles appreciated but hates to see them vandalized (which does happen from time to time). Homemade roadside attractions like this are almost extinct in Florida, so make your way to Harvey’s Historic Truck Display soon. If you can’t make the trip to see the truck graveyard, here’s a glimpse of the impressive display:
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