David tells us story from his youth, surely familiar to many of us:-
Christmas is just around the corner and preparations are being made. 'Tis the most wonderful season of all.
Here's a story to share. When I was 16, myself and two friends bought a 1937 Dodge coupe from a junk yard. This would be about 1962. It cost a whopping $25 in total and looked terrible. The flat head 6 cyl. engine actually ran. The Dodge was painted a dull reddish primer colour and had a big hole in the floor so we could see the roadway below as we drove. Seats were gone, so we used wooden soft drink cases to sit on. There was no rear window and the side windows would not roll up. You might say this was something very close to a rat rod, but not quite as good.
We lived in a very nice neighbourhood and my mother would not allow the car to be parked anywhere within blocks of our house. My dad could understand our youthful enterprise, but my mother was quite embarrassed. We were 16 and this was quite an adventure. Partners in motoring were the mayor's son and police chief's son. Their mothers were embarrassed as well.
As you know car shows were few and far between over the past couple of years due to COVID restrictions. So....here's a look at a car show from 2019. This is the Amherstburg Gone Car Crazy show. It's pretty typical of our car shows. Video runs about 28 min., but it's would be impossible to see the show on foot in that amount of time. Car people are the best people as you'll see by all the smiles and waves. Hope you enjoy.