Deep in a forest in northern Georgia, tucked behind brush, sit more than 4,000 cars. Once road-worthy, the classic rides are now rusted and stalled for good.


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A tree grows onto the fender of a 1953 GMC truck. Many of the cars have not been moved in 30 years or more. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


These 32 acres of vehicle-laden forest are known as Old Car City, billed as the world's largest classic-car junkyard. Owner Walter Dean Lewis inherited a general store that also sold auto parts from his parents, who started their business on the property in 1931. 

He no longer runs the general store. Over the last four decades, Lewis has grown his junkyard collection into the thousands. He operates the car cemetery as an oddity worth paying to see, charging visitors $15 to wander around Old Car City's trails. Below, images of the clunkers that call the place home.


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Owner Walter Dean Lewis walks past a 1950s school bus. "It's history. I saved them when other people were crushing them," Lewis says. "I don't know what I would do if I couldn't get up every morning and look at old cars." | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


The auto parts office still stands at Old Car City. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


A tree grows under a Volkswagen Camper, lifting it off the ground. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


An ornament decorates the hood of a 1952 Pontiac Firechief. About four years ago, Lewis saw a photo of his junkyard being sold by a regular visitor to Old Car City. It was then that he realized the potential for profit as a museum, not just selling parts. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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The steering wheel of a 1948 Oldsmobile 98 convertible. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Trees grow through the windshield of a 1937 Chrysler Imperial. | (AP Photo/David Goldman)