I just received a late birthday gift from my brother-in-law, Chuck, who lives in Rock Springs, WY. Opening it, I realized that sometimes it’s the simple gifts that are the best. He sent me a ’57 Ford “burger holder” with a menu from the place that offered it, The Broadway Burger Station. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite gifts of the past 10 years.
Chuck has always been a Mopar guy. We have exchanged joke car-theme gifts for years.
It was Chuck who first taught me about cars when I was a child. He was married to my late great sister, Arline, who was 16 years older than I, so he was a good father-figure. When I rode shotgun with Chuck around town, he would suddenly point and ask me, “Hey, what’s the make, model and year of that car?” If my answer was correct, I was praised. If I was wrong, I got “the flick.” You may know the flick of a finger on the back of the head. It didn’t take too many “flicks” for me to learn all the cars!
Today Chuck has three ’73 Dodge SE’s. One of them runs the other two for parts. That explains why I am restoring a ’46 Ford tow truck. It’s because I want to take it to Rock Springs and tow Chuck’s ’73 SE Dodge the next time it breaks down.
Who got the last “flick” in this game? Thanks Chuck!
Question of the day: What’s your favorite car, truck or motorcycle. Post a photo if you’ve got one!