Car Wreck, Route 66, Arizona

SEPTEMBER 2003 – A defunct and rusty Chevrolet Impala from the 1960s is exhibited in the backyard of the Hackberry General Store near Kingman, Arizona. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When traveling to the Grand Canyon, we recommend to take The Historic Route 66 in Arizona. It may be not as fast and smooth as the modern Interstate 40, but here you will get your kicks at Highway 66.

In 2003, we found this defunct and rusty Chevrolet Impala from the 1960s in a tiny car graveyard right behind the Hackberry General Store, which is situated about 27 Miles north-east of Kingman. The store has a long winded history that goes back to 1934 and can be reviewed on Over the decades, owners have changed and the appearance has changed as well. For example, for ages there was a beautiful red and white 1957 Corvette in front of the store. Sadly, the previous owner, John Pritchard, took the car with him when he retired.

The store is still worth a visit as it sparks true Route 66 charms. Unmissable.

The high resolution image

Capture Date11-SEP-2003
LocationHackberry, Arizona
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Size3791 x 2512 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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