My only brother, Ron, is five years older than me.
He was crazy about cars. On the farm, boys naturally had to learn how to service tractors, pickup trucks, and various engines. Eventually when he reached driving age, all that information was transferred to cars. In fact when he turned 16 I barely ever saw him again (slight exaggeration). He was always out in the garage working on a car. He had quite a succession of cars over the years. I am sure he wishes he still had most of them.
We were a Chevy family for the most part. You know that little green car in the corner of my blog page? Yep that’s a Chevy.
My brother had ’56 ’57 and a ’58 Chevy at various times. He used to pick me up after school at band practice in one of his cool cars…. it was good to have an older brother.
He later got into motorcycles and actually built one from scratch… do you build cycles from scratch? He was gifted when it came to mechanical stuff. I think it all began with that Erector Set he got one year for Christmas.
He built lots of stuff with that. Later when he grew up, he even had a job using his skills. He serviced tow motors for many years before he retired. He has also passed on his mechanical knowledge to his grandsons by helping them with 4H and FFA projects involving engines.
Someone sent me this video. It reminds me of my brother and those days in the 50’s and 60’s when cars were hot rods and customized. Music, movies, and lives revolved around the automobile. The video was designed by Old Blue Web Designs and was used as an ad for Ford.
I hope you enjoy it!