Exposed to a constant mixture of snow, rain, and salt during the course of the Rust Belt's harsh winters, the sight of vintage trucks riding out retirement years grazing in a field is a rarity to say the least. When photographer Laura Zwieschowski offered these photos taken right before the onset of last winter we jumped at the chance to share them with Custom Classic Trucks readers.

Artist's statement: "I was recently invited to shoot the private "auto graveyard" of a friend's family. It's the most magical spot-generations of cars and trucks at the end of their use, left to decay gently as the attachment of their owners fades and disappears over time. These old layers of rust and paint, broken glass, and rotting seats once held families, friends, lovers, and carried them away to daily events that make up a lifetime. Now they lay empty as the natural cycle of seasons erodes and begins to cover them. But I see the beauty of this transformation through my lens, and know the imagination and sentiment of strangers will create new stories and a sense of continuity for this place through my photographs."