Since it’s spring, and this time of year a car guys thoughts turn to cars, we stopped by a jobber yesterday. As with a lot of bench racing, talk turned to the fact we’re losing a lot of friends. People who participate in our hobby are getting older. Now instead of dying in car wrecks, or racing, our fellow car people are dying of old age. With cost involved with our hobby we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Talk also got around to the demolition of the muffler shop at Brady and Locust Streets. Nobody had an answer as to why it was torn down without allowing someone to salvage doors and other reusable materials. It looked like the shop just moved out and demolition started.
And we talked about how in todays world people throw too much away. It used to be if somebody was putting a ride together, they would find somebody to take the old parts that they didn’t need. Now it seems people just load up parts and go to the scrapyard. While used parts may not be for everybody, there are some of us who prefer to rebuild original parts. They were made in America, have stood the test of time, and in most cases are reusable.
That was talk over the parts counter, your comments are welcome.