Larry E

13 years old on the road

I do not have a picture of my car, but my first drive in it was about 12 miles on a two lane road with lots of traffic at dusk. I was 13 years old and had never driven in traffic before...scared out of my pants!

I bought the car for $100. in 1948. It had been hit in the rear by a truck and was in miserable body shape but mechanically ok. Got home safely and finally hammered the sheet metal out with a borrowed ballpeen hammer. Not too pretty but when I painted it the school colors it was not super ugly.

I'll never forget my first drive with cars coming at me from another direction.

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