Gearheads come in all shapes and sizes. Some prefer to focus their attention on one car, while other collect dozens. One man, in particular, has been hoarding Chevrolet Corvairs for the past 40 years, and now the neighbors have had enough.
A complaint has been filed in the small town of Gaston, Indiana, over Michael McKeel’s sprawling collection of Corvairs. Neighbors say the collection has become a junkyard that is polluting the area and harboring rats and other unwanted wild animals, according to The Star Press.
“It’s a guy’s hobby that’s gotten way too big,” said city-county planner Fred Daniel. Daniel also stated the collection is now too close to neighboring roads and homes. Now, McKeel has been forced to file a special-use permit to continue housing the Corvairs. It’s unclear how many Chevrolet Corvairs are present, but the report says “dozens” of them are sitting on the property.
McKeel defended himself and said the collection poses no harm and it’s his hobby. A hearing was scheduled for July 6, but the results of it haven’t been published.