- The Car – 1953 Ford F100 Pickup. 50th Anniversary of Ford, first year of the F100 and last year of the flat-head V8.
- The Story – I put an ad in a local classified looking for a 1953 to 1956 Ford F100. A farmer from rural Northern Minnesota responded. The truck was about 20 years old at the time and it’s been off the road for 8 years just sitting in the back of his barn. Acquired it for $300 and drove it for 25 years with two restorations and a replacement engine along the way. Used it as a winter driver in the Mid-west and later as a tow vehicle for my vintage race cars.
- The Cool Factor – Iconic Ford pick-up with the last year of the flat-head. Big smiles and waves from people on the road. Gathered untold amount of notes attached to the windshield wanting to buy it.