Christmas day of 2005, I drove the car up to Gary’s house for its
maiden voyage along with Jerry, my father-in-law.
Gary and I were standing next to each other for a few minutes and he
told me “you did an outstanding job on your car”. And then I answered
him back, “I have you to blame for that ya know” as we smiled at each other.
That's about as mushy as guys get sometimes.
only ride I was able to give Gary was when I was doing my second test
drive and the car didn’t have paint on it yet. His health had declined
pretty fast since the first of the year and he wasn’t able to get in,
mostly because of the suicide doors and the wide running boards. On the
other hand, whenever I drive my car from this day forward, he will be
right there next to me because of what he taught me over the years and
for all the memories we had together.
Here you can see Gary ,Gene (Gary's brother-in-law) and myself enjoying
the nice Ca. weather on Christmas morning 2005.