Dodge & Burn is a series of photo essays documenting local culture with a focus on artful imagery, movement, and light.
For those who are familiar with the East Atlanta area, you may have noticed a vintage car lot on Glenwood slowly coming to life. Mike Bland and Travis Owen have recently resurrected the garage, and opened it in March under the name Village Garage and Custom.
On the inside, it appears as if you’ve stepped back in time; the waiting room is lined with vintage memorabilia, including service-station signs, radios for sale, typewriters, and cameras. Inside the shop, the walls are lined with service equipment and even an old PBR sign that came from the originalAustin Avenue Buffet (now the Albert).
“We’re trying to have all kinds of old Atlanta stuff in here,” says Mike Bland. Beautifully renovated vintage Cadillacs and Mustangs fill the bays. Even though their specialties are classic American and VW cars, Bland says, “we don’t discriminate against any kind of vehicle here, so you can bring in anything.”
Although they may still be in the process of renovation, the shop is off to a great start. Look soon for the garage’s new sign, which simply exclaims, “SERVICE Y’ALL”.