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Old Car City, White

#83 of 234 in Museums in Georgia
Specialty Museum · Museum
Old Car City in White, Georgia contains the worlds largest known classic car junkyard. Visitors enjoy the beautiful vegetation of the deep south that is intertwined with the hundreds of cars that reside in Old Car City. Old Car City started as a Car Dealership in 1931 and is still family owned and operated. Come enjoy the Old South environment, folk art, ghosts of beautiful classic cars, and much more!

With over 34 acres and over 4000 American-made cars from the early 20th Century, these cars, trucks, vans, and even a couple school buses are placed in such a way as to be ideally suited for photos, videos and custom camera shoots. Over the 8 decades since first started, thousands of photographers, videographers, ad agencies and media companies have visited Old Car City USA.

Popular news magazine and newspaper companies, like CBS Sunday Morning, the New York Times and Georgia Public Television, have made press releases and/or video segments and transmitted it worldwide.

Mayor of Old Car City USA, Dean Lewis, welcomes all who come out to visit his varied collection of automobile art with a little help from Mother Nature. You can come and just stroll along with winding paths for a nominal fee or, for a few dollars more, bring a camera and take pictures and/or videos and share them with friends.

Among the many cars at Old Car City USA, there is the last car Elvis Presley ever bought back in 1977 just a couple months before he died. Also, a movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash used one of the cars that now call this place "home."

The honorary mayor of the "City," Dean Lewis, is also an artist in his own rite with some of the most unique canvas...the styrofoam cup. In his upstairs loft, Lewis has hundreds of styrofoam canvases featuring his artistic talents on display along with some paintings he will proudly show off.

One of many ideas Mayor Lewis has created for new and returning visitors is the Ring of Cars featuring a double stack of cars in a circle approximately 150 feet in diameter where he hopes to "sell" spots on the sides and fenders of cars and register those who "leave their mark" so that the soon-to-be photographed cars featuring those "signed" spaces will be made available on the Internet via private photo collections and videos. Call for rates.

Old Car City is located in the city of White, Georgia on US Hwy 411, just 2 miles northeast of Interstate 75 at Exit 293. From Atlanta, it's about a 45-minute drive north on I-75. From Chattanooga, Tennessee, it's less than an hour south on I-75.
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  • I visited with a group of photographer friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. So many incredible photo opportunities I was overwhelmed!  more »
  • Could have spent days there. As a lover of old cars and trucks this place rocked even the folks who worked there were great.  more »
  • VERY , Very Cool! Thank you for your effort preserving/saving these cars and place!! Enjoyed the art and all the other misc old items.. Did the dolls come from cars brought to junk yard?!?! Many cars art pieces of art exactly where they sit, awesome.. My son and I will be back! PS my customer service was great : )
  • Now this is one really cool place to visit! Tons of photographic opportunities with cars from ages ago. Don't forget to get really great pictures of the bicycle, 7 feet up from the ground, where a tree grew around it, and the oil can van. You can spend an entire day here stretching your legs and taking pictures so bring a backup photography disc. Highly recommend!

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