Barstow, California: Vehicles from Hell

Mad Max-style vehicles made from wreck parts were the personal collection of the late proprietor of a body shop. They were constructed by Ed and Greg Parker and some have appeared in cheesy collapse-of-civilization SF films shot in the region.
Address:
30939 E. Hwy 58, Barstow, CA
Directions:
I-15 exit 186. Drive west for 1.5 miles on Old Hwy 58, about 200 yards down the street from the drive-in movie theater on corner of Old Hwy 58 and Soap Mine Rd.
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Vehicles from Hell

They are still there! In all their gory glory! I don't know where the previous poster was looking, but these haven't moved at all and are easily seen from the road. The map pin is correct. Just look for the Shady Lane RV sign on the same corner. Unfortunately, the "cars" are behind a barbed-wire chainlink fence, with a menacing but misspelled warning about the "Gaurd Dog."

[Craig, 04/08/2018]

Vehicle from Hell.

Vehicles from Hell

They were absolutely still there when I was road-tripping from Vegas back to North Hollywood after Labor Day weekend. I have spent ridiculous amounts of time trying to figure out if they were created for Wasteland, which is held a few miles west of there. I'm glad to have found this site to explain them.

[Karina Wright, 01/28/2016]
Vehicles from Hell

This is no longer here. Nearby are a few fun things. A welding shop with old Route 66 gas signs and a place called Dickey's Mountain, but the cars are gone.

[Linda, 08/09/2015]

Vehicles from Hell.

Vehicles from Hell

Go ahead and make the effort to stop. It's super easy to find the Vehicles from Hell, and the dinosaur is very cool. Even though the business is closed upm it's no problem to see everything right from the road -- and the vehicles are definitely something to see.

[Valerie McClory, 10/25/2010]

Vehicles from Hell.

Vehicles From Hell

The Vehicles From Hell are still there, although the A-1 Body Shop sign is gone now and the shop perimeter is lined with fence and barbed wire. You can see the cars through the fence.

The vehicles are located right down the street from the dive-in movie theater on the corner of Old Hwy 58 and Soap Mine Rd.

[Joe Reed, 10/14/2009]

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