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.
A few thousand Citroen cars sit idle in a lot in England.
Unsold cars (many of them imported from European countries) clog up an airport runway near St. Petersburg in Russia.
In a sunny port in Spain, these unsold cars are all lined up with nowhere to go.
Another huge car park in Spain shows unsold cars as far as the eye can see.
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.
Unsold cars are packed in like sardines on this runway.
These are just a few of more than 57,000 cars that are awaiting removal from an unsold car lot in Maryland.
Thousands of cars are awaiting their next step.
A further view of the lot in Valencia shows just how many cars are waiting to be sold.
Cars sitting idle in Italy are perfectly lined up but aren't getting used.
Here's another shot of this enormous car park.
Royal Portbury Docks in the UK is absolutely stockpiled with yet-to-be-sold vehicles.
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.
Another huge car park in the United Kingdom.
In this photo from a few years ago, Hondas sit on a lot after production was halted for about two months.
Imported cars await their selling date at a port in the Garden State.