The traditional old British scrapyard, where you could wander about freely and remove parts from rusting old cars is really a thing of the past, but here and there, a handful have so far survived modern regs, which has done so much to change the vehicle dismantler’s trade. Yards that have cars much older than …

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I’ve always loved scrapyards and for many years have enjoyed clambering round them looking for lost treasures. Sadly due to European Union bureaucracy, scrapyards are slowly disappearing and the wonderful old cars that have produced much nostalgia for enthusiasts as well as vital, often unobtainable parts are all going to the crusher. In the UK, …

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For decades Lenny¬†Medler operated a vast scrapyard in the wilds of Norfolk. Lenny was something of an eccentric by all accounts. He wouldn’t spend money on proper buildings or fences and didn’t trust banks, preferring to hide¬†away his cash himself, apparently in a home made safe. Certainly when I visited, I was amazed to see …

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