Wednesday, August 27, 2014

If only that car could talk . . .

Courtesy of a link at Og's place, we find this heartwarming story of a father and son who restored a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker as - of all things - a rally car.

Since Auerbach and his father bought the Chrysler, they drove many miles in it, running the New York-to-Vancouver leg of the Trans-America Challenge in 2012 in addition to numerous other events.

Overall, the father-and-son team put more than 10,000 competition miles (16,100 km) together in the New Yorker. However, they never won an event together. Sadly, the father died at the age of 70, and shortly after that, his son won the first rally with the Chrysler. And they say cars don’t have souls...

There's more at the link.  Here's a video report - rather, a video love story - about the car.  I recommend watching it in full-screen mode.

Heartwarming, in this soulless day and age . . .  Think of the 'family stories' that car could tell, if it could talk!



Cap'n Jan said...

Here's one for you Peter... One of the most evocative songs written by a car I have ever heard ;->

David Wilcox is the singer/writer/guitarist (yeah, he is very talented)


Cap'n Jan

Anonymous said...

Peter, ever read P.J. O'Rourke's piece about driving Juan Manuel Fangio's ex-Panamericana '39 Chevy? It's in "Driving Like Crazy", & elsewhere. Worth perusing.
--Tennessee Budd