Today I Found… Eclectic Bubbleland

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
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In my Caprice Classic Capsule Review I mentioned the fact that I sold my “bubble” to a fellow who was collecting them slowly for some unspecified future use. Today, while rolling down Dublin Road south of Fisher in the industrial section of Columbus, Ohio, I saw, in the corner of my vision… bubbles.

With my crummy Droid camera and the rather impressive array of fencing and wild vegetation separating me from the actual lot in which the cars were stored, I had trouble getting good photos… but I estimate there are at least forty of these iconic wagons stored at the facility. The majority seem to be Roadmasters, but there are a few Caprices and even a couple of the “Oldsmobubble” Custom Cruisers which are my personal stylistic favorites.

Perhaps I’ll be able to track down the owner and see if I can’t get the TTAC readers a more comprehensive look at the inventory. Most of them look undriven; they are sinking into mudholes and there is grass around the tires. And yes, I do believe that I saw my purple-ish woody Caprice Classic wagon in the back corner of the lot..

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  • DucRam DucRam on Sep 17, 2010

    Just outside of Huntsville, AL is a Pontiac Fiero graveyard. The sign outside says The Fiero Factory.

    • Jack Baruth Jack Baruth on Sep 17, 2010

      That guy puts Northstars into Fieros... or used to, anyway. I have photos.

  • Buickman Buickman on Sep 17, 2010

    maybe the Roadmasters gravitate there like elephants when it's time to die.

    • 86er 86er on Sep 20, 2010
      The once-proud herd, chased out of their native habitat, congregate one last time..

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