Some days are just too much fun to end. Today wasn’t
one of those, but it was close. The wife had the day off
so for supper I grilled some boneless pork chops while
she got the corn on the cob and potato salad ready.
As we ate we noticed everything was done to perfection
so we didn’t even leave room for watermelon. She then
laid down and I got to piddling as I often do until the
phone rang. Work calling for the wife. That wasn’t an
ending we anticipated and why it isn’t a perfect day.
So after she left I got a phone call from our youngest
and we talked about car shows, cars, projects, and
the baby. She is over her cold and feeling better which
is a relief. But I had some thoughts.
Lately many have been saying they would like to get
into the old car, hot rod, rat rod community but can’t
afford it. Or don’t know enough about working on cars.
Where there is a will there is a way. I know it’s hard
today but save a little each pay check until you can
It may be just a rolling chassis, but that’s a start.
If you don’t know much about working on, or building a
car, ask. There are plenty of people in the hobby who
are willing to help out someone who is just getting started.
Attend car shows or cruise ins and talk to the owners.
Some, but not all, are more than willing to lend an ear.
This doesn’t mean they will build your car, but many are
willing to show you how to do it. Once you have learned
how to do one thing you can move on the next as money
allows. Keep your expectations reasonable and things
will go smoother.
Things won’t happen overnight, but when you fire it up
for the first time and take a test drive nothing will
be able to wipe the grin off your face. And that’s why
I like playing with cars.
Comments are always welcome.