Where do old VWs go to when they are no longer wanted? Try Way Out Back Salvage!

On top of old Burney Mountain, lies hundreds of older Volkswagens just waiting for their turn to be restored.
August 30, 2013

Photos by Dean Kirsten


Locating parts for older Volkswagens has been an issue for many years. And finding a true Volkswagen-only wrecking yard is quickly becoming next to impossible to do. So when we heard about this paradise for older VWs known as Way Out Back Salvage, we knew we had to visit it someday. That someday was last weekend, while we were in Eureka Springs, Arkansas covering a VW show. From this small town, it took us about 1-1/2 hours to find Way Out Back Salvage, which is about a remote of a wrecking yard as you can imagine. If you find Kingston, Arkansas on the map, you are getting closer, as it is about a 30 minute drive, down gravel, then dirt roads to VW heaven... so to speak. Run by Derrick and Barb Zimmerer, this is a huge resting home for hundreds of old VWs. High on top of Burney Mountain, you will find over 200 Bay Window buses, hundreds of '60s and '70s Bugs, dozens of Type 3, Ghias and much more. We even spotted a VW-powered four-wheel drive fork lift, and what sorta looked like a Squareback forklift as well. Too much to see in one afternoon to be sure. Awesome trip. Call 479-665-4126 to get a hold of Derrick.

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