OLD CAR CITY
Old Car City is a documentary series exploring, the 34 acres of a beloved junkyard in the heart of white, GA. The Lewis family started the venture as a general store in 1931, during the great depression. Walter Lewis was a miner and needed the extra money to support his family leading him to start a used car part shop across the street as well as run the store. In the 1970s their son, Dean Lewis bought Old Car City from them. He continued the car part shop but started collecting junk cars and other memorabilia to keep growing his outdoor museum.
Old Car City today is how he makes his living as well as his pride and joy. Dean Continues to collect junk and antiques to create art around the property, creates pathways with unique signage for visitors so that they can see all of the cars, unique junkyard sitting areas, and his cup art that visitors may buy and take home.
Through this series, I share the detritus and beauty of a unique place that viewers can immerse themselves in and learn of a location that so many would never believe exists. A place that has had visitors from all over the world and has been showcased on major TV networks and used in films. This is the story of a family and why they chose to make their career and earnings out of place that is so obscure yet fascinating.