David B

Tears of Joy?

My classic was purchased brand new in 1951 by my Grandfather. The car has never left the family. I am the 3rd generation owner. My uncle, in Texas offered me the car in 1991 and I returned it to Wisconsin where it was originally purchased. Every year my family would have a large family reunion. The children of my grandfather, my aunts, uncles and mother would beg me to bring the old car so they could ride in it. The car arrives and the "kids" would all get in and take her for a spin. I drove while they sat back and enjoyed the ride. Then I hear crying and sobbing. All the "kids" are weeping and smiling at the same time. I ask my mother what was wrong? They all responded with stories and memories of their father. My grandfather was a rural farmer in Wisconsin, this car purchase was a really big deal for him and the family. He was so proud of his brand new car. So every year my duty is to bring the car back to the reunion so all can enjoy the memories of growing up in this car.

It is still original parts and motor. I had new paint put on this past year in 2013.

3 Reader Comments

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    Lauri Gurnee July 11, 2014 at 17:40
    Love the story; Love the car!
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    Auriel LaFond Big Spring TX July 11, 2014 at 21:25
    That car was stored in our barn for 10-15 years and had bird poop all over it. I decided to rescue it and put more money than it was worth to restore it. I know that David is taking good care of it. David is my nephew. We were so proud of that car with the lighted Indian Head on the hood. David has done a lot more to further restore it. A strait 8 engine which was so easy to work on. I think my vote went through. david has done a lot more to
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    Dee Georgou Pleasant Prairie July 12, 2014 at 10:04
    Great story - very cool when something like this stays in the family :)

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