A major problem the auto industry can face during economic downturns is what to do with all the brand new cars dealerships can't sell. So, what do manufacturers do with all of these unsold, unmaintained vehicles? They have to find more and more massive "car parks" like these to store the vehicles until they can finally be sold.

Northamptonshire, England
Northamptonshire, England

A few thousand Citroen cars sit idle in a lot in England.

St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia

Unsold cars (many of them imported from European countries) clog up an airport runway near St. Petersburg in Russia.

Port of Valencia, Spain
Port of Valencia, Spain

In a sunny port in Spain, these unsold cars are all lined up with nowhere to go.

Spain
Spain

Another huge car park in Spain shows unsold cars as far as the eye can see.

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Sunderland, United Kingdom

At the Nissan test track in the UK, hundreds of unsold cars line up the runway. The decrease in demand for these cars has forced manufacturers to hold off on sending them to dealerships across the world.

Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Unsold cars are packed in like sardines on this runway.

Port of Baltimore, Maryland
Port of Baltimore, Maryland

These are just a few of more than 57,000 cars that are awaiting removal from an unsold car lot in Maryland.

Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain

Thousands of cars are awaiting their next step.

Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain

A further view of the lot in Valencia shows just how many cars are waiting to be sold.

Port of Civitavecchia, Italy
Port of Civitavecchia, Italy

Cars sitting idle in Italy are perfectly lined up but aren't getting used.

Port of Civitavecchia, Italy
Port of Civitavecchia, Italy

Further, further...

Port of Civitavecchia, Italy
Port of Civitavecchia, Italy

Here's another shot of this enormous car park.

Avonmouth, United Kingdom
Avonmouth, United Kingdom

Royal Portbury Docks in the UK is absolutely stockpiled with yet-to-be-sold vehicles.

Avonmouth, United Kingdom
Avonmouth, United Kingdom

This Google Maps photo of the same industrial park shows just how big this car purgatory is. All the gray area on this map is chock-full of unsold vehicles.

Swindon, United Kingdom
Swindon, United Kingdom

Another huge car park in the United Kingdom.

Swindon, United Kingdom
Swindon, United Kingdom

In this photo from a few years ago, Hondas sit on a lot after production was halted for about two months.

Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

Imported cars await their selling date at a port in the Garden State.

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