You asked what I like about having an old or vintage car. My 57 Chevy is my second vintage vehicle. My first was a 1930 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck that I brought back from the dead. I worked on it for 10 years and finally got it to where I could drive it around my neighborhood in Omaha. I decided on selling it and getting my dream car a 1957 Chevy.
When I got my Chevy on the trailer and was heading back home from Columbia, Missouri, I felt like the guy I had always envied. You know the one with a cool car on a trailer going home with his/or her prize. I was finally that guy.
When I got home, it was a real changing point for me.
The one thing I have enjoyed about having the Chevy was the universal response I got.
It didn't matter if it was a 10 year old girl in a neighborhood or a homeless guy on the corner, the response has been the same, thumbs up.
I have been a car guy since I knew what a car was.
I have been the person making comments about a person's car. Giving out plenty of thumbs up in my day.
Now I was on the receiving end. I felt like I was in my own parade. You have to wave back-you have to.
The only other thing that was as cool was when I was riding my motorcycle and a fellow biker would wave at me.
There is nothing like an old car or truck. Mine isn't a show stopper it's just cool.
Now I am at the point to get some body work done. The result of me wanting to take my brother for a ride and somebody not stopping and running into me.
But he has insurance and I will get it fixed up. It will be nice.
And I will be back on the road!
So if you're in Omaha and see a guy with a pink and cream 57 Chevy 210 4 door, be sure to wave. Cause I will be glad to wave back.