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Bush Stadium in downtown Indianapolis was built in 1931 as a field for Negro and minor-league baseball teams. Today, itís a historical relic holding hundreds of rusting vehicles traded in under ďcash for clunkers,Ē a spooky memorial to waste.

If youíre a fan of baseball movies, youíve seen Bush Stadium. It stood in for Comiskey Park in the movie Eight Men Out. In its heyday, it resembled a minature Wrigley Field, with ivy-covered outfield walls and an Art Deco stone entry. Itís been vacant since 1996, left to rot by an indifferent city that rented it to junkyards needing someplace to park vehicles trashed in 2009 during cash for clunkers. More recent photos show the herd has thinned, but hundreds of derelict vehicles remain in a slow-motion race of decay from the elements.

Preservationists have for years sought some way of saving Bush Stadium, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places. But despite several proposals, some as recently as October, it appears the stadium will go the way of the vehicles on its infield, scrapped before being used to its fullest.





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ohh wow thats amazing! there was probably some good cars down their that should not have been destroyed in their too
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There is a junkyard by there that I have been to many times.
I haven't seen any cars around there..



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Those cars had a crush date on them as they were taken in. Once the car was towed to the yard, the yard was allowed to sell everything but the dead engine for 6 months, then the car had to be dismantled and recycled. (crushed, shredded, worked over with a torch and saw, etc).

So why are these cars there? They should have been melted down into new cars by now. (or at least a lousy Mountain Dew can!)
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What a waste.
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aint it great the way Goverment works???
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aint it great the way Goverment works???

Yah, on top of that the administrative costs worked out to around $20,000 per vehicle on top of the costs of the rebates. Thanks to our incredibly efficient government.
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your tax dollars at work......
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probably lost tons of good 3.5 and 2.7 engines due to that. there was a list of some ultra rare cars being destroyed too. A GNX was destroyed too! ill say that again. a BUICK GNX!!!!! there was like 540 of them made, they sell for like 20 times that. someone (including myself) would have given him 4500 dollars for it to keep the car alive. asshole
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probably lost tons of good 3.5 and 2.7 engines due to that. there was a list of some ultra rare cars being destroyed too. A GNX was destroyed too! ill say that again. a BUICK GNX!!!!! there was like 540 of them made, they sell for like 20 times that. someone (including myself) would have given him 4500 dollars for it to keep the car alive. asshole
not a single lh! they werent even close to meeting clunker requirements
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Hmmm...I wonder if some of these haven't been smashed yet....my friend needs an interior from a 90-95 Explorer :P
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Hmmm...I wonder if some of these haven't been smashed yet....my friend needs an interior from a 90-95 Explorer :P
well considering those were the most popular vehicles to be traded in, youd probably find a good selection. only problem is your not supposed to take anything out of the vehicles i do believe
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I will have to go by there sometime. I dont recall ever hearing about this and its in my own city!
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well considering those were the most popular vehicles to be traded in, youd probably find a good selection. only problem is your not supposed to take anything out of the vehicles i do believe
You can harvest anything but the destroyed engine....and I don't care about that as he has an engine from a 2001 in his 91! (runs GREAT....multipoint injection, EEC-V, the works!)
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I know a guy who owns a scrap yard in Orleans Indiana and i know that he bought a Cyclone from the Clunkers program, it was unreal how many good cars where traded in
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