This Classic Car Pileup Sat In A Belgian Forest For 70 Years

(Image Via Theo van Vliet)

Think traffic jams are bad on your way to/from work? In Belgium, traffic jams are so bad one pileup left cars sitting in the same spot for 70 years!

Okay, so this isn’t your ordinary traffic jam, these are shots taken at the Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium- a final resting place for many classic cars which began piling up some time after World War II and was finally cleared, due to environmental concerns, in 2010:

(Image Via Rosanne de Lange)

Urban legend has it that these cars were left behind by U.S. soldiers who couldn't ship them home after WWII, but as one commenter pointed out many of these cars weren't made until the 1950s, so it looks like this is a case of passing the blame for an environmental eyesore to those who are no longer around to defend themselves.

Personally, I would have been fixing up and driving these mean machines rather than just letting them rot!

You can see more eerie images from the Chatillon Car Graveyard over at Bored Panda

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