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Old 05-03-2020, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, we've all seen the photos/stories of how planes are getting stored. I saw an article last week about parking excess rental cars at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The article below shows some aerial photos of some of the lots.



https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atl...se-rental-cars


I passed the speedway today. I only snapped two quick (and not very good) photos of the one of the grass lots but when I was on the way into work, it was still dark and I saw the taillights reflecting as I was coming over the hill and remembered the article so I took a somewhat better look on the way back home.





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Old 05-06-2020, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a combined 70,000 rental cars stored here in Orlando at 4 different sites by the airport. I went and saw them last week and it was overwhelming. One storage field pictured at the bottom of photos runs nearly the entire length of the runway here.
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I'm sure the airport area is packed here. The photos I took are about 30 minutes away from the airport.
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So fast forward to today and the lot is mostly empty now. I think they were all driven to the lot but they’ve been running multiple auto trucks for the last two weeks to clear them. I guess they’re flooding the used car market by now.
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thanks for the update, I will have to check out Orlando today to see if they have unloaded that area too. Ironically my lease runs out next month on my car and I am having issues finding a new car I want due to inventory shortages.
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sadly no change here...still the same tens of thousands of cars in the same spots as May and I can assure all have dead batteries too..
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sadly no change here...still the same tens of thousands of cars in the same spots as May and I can assure all have dead batteries too..
Yeah they had a few here too with hoods up.
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