Amsterdam, New York: Car on a Smokestack Team Field Report

Dudka's Garage

5 Ann St., Amsterdam, NY
Dudka's Garage. North side of Rte 5 less than a mile west of town, opposite the Guy Park Manor historic site.
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Car on a Smokestack

An old VW Beetle rests atop a towering smokestack. How did it get there? Report...

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VW on Top of Smokestack

Vintage Volkswagen Beetle on top of an old brick smokestack. Amsterdam, NY was once headquarters for Mohawk Carpet Mills. You would have expected a rug on a smokestack, but I guess things change. Kirk Douglas also grew up here.

[Road_maveN, 09/08/2011]
Car on a Smoke Stack

Here's an oddity I came across this weekend while doing a little exploring in the Mohawk Valley. On Route 5...just less than a mile west of the city of Amsterdam and just opposite the Guy Park Manor historic site...there is a vintage red VW Beetle perched atop an old brick smoke stack.

[Paula, 05/08/1999]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Kirk Douglas Rock and ParkKirk Douglas Rock and Park, Amsterdam, NY - 1 mi.
The Leather GuyThe Leather Guy, Vail Mills, NY - 7 mi.
Mountain Man StatueMountain Man Statue, Gloversville, NY - 7 mi.
In the region:
Saratoga Springs History Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY - 23 mi.

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