Gunners Garage

Big and Small at the Same Time

It never fails to amaze me that the old car hobby is big and small at the same time. If you have read this blog for a while, you know that the local car folks in the Iola area get together at a Burger King in Waupaca (13 miles away) every Wednesday night, all year round, to bench race.

I always think of this as a small, local gathering, but sometimes the national “reach” of the local scuttlebutt is just atonishing.

Last night Dennis and Kathy Bickford of Vintage Woodworks (a local shop that specializes in Chrysler Town & Countrys) were there and they started talking about another shop they had been to in Napannee, Ind. I immediately realized they were talking about Eric LeVine’s shop, that I once wrote about many years ago. Hi Eric. Nice to know you’re still at it.

After awhile, Ken Buttolph showed up and said that ring gear sales guru Al Suehring (notice the “ring” in his name) had just got back from the prewar swap in Chickashaw, Okla. Well, Ken said that Al had seen a 1940 Buick Century for sale out there and I realized that it was the same car I had seen at the end of February in Atlantic City, only for twice as much!

The hobby is big, Iola is small. Or, at least that’s how I see it.

But . . . I may be wrong. 

 

 

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