Google Earth street view is a very handy bit of kit, not just for criminals who want to check your house security, but also for classic car hunters. I drove past a village the other month and it was early. I wasn’t going to rap on someone’s front door at 6.30am and ask if they wanted to sell their pair of mildew smothered Cortina estates. Instead, I memorised the road and found it on Google street view when I got home.
I know a few mates who have scanned the countryside for scrap yards in this way. Google Street View is a bit invasive of your privacy if you are German and like naked valeting like this but other than that it can be very useful for petrol head people. There are dilapidated cars all over the UK on drives and gardens crying out to be saved. This could help the cause.