Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Want a ride?

Sunday we had Birthday parties for Nick and Arianna on Mark's side of the family.
When I looked outside to check on the kids playing I saw Grandpa spoiling them.
Don has a large collection of old cars that he rebuilds. He has some really awesome cars. He took the kids for a ride and they loved it! (They weren't moving so that's why the kids were standing)

He has about 12 cars- they are all Buicks ranging from 1917-1972- at least one from every decade.
He also restored a 1936 Bolens travel trailer that matches his 1936 Buick Roadmaster.

He took on a huge project- restoring a Futurliner. It's a 1953- it was used in the Buick Parade of Progress. GM went around the country displaying items for the future.
He worked on it for 10 years. A museum owns it, but it's still on tour.
If you go here you can read a bit more about it.

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Terri said...

That is a really cool looking car!
I want a ride too!

Nate and Brenda said...

That is a great car!! Looks like they had tons of fun!!!

Mari said...

What a beautiful car. He is really talented!

Diane said...

That is so cool! That takes a lot of dedication and patience!

Sandra said...

That is so cool :)

Nancy said...

That is such a neat car, I will have to show my husband this one. He loves cars of all kinds. What a huge undertaking to restore them all. Kids are having fun too

Cherdecor said...

That blows me away, Cheri! He is one talented individual and must not lack for money. Ha! Ha! That Futurliner is really something!

The Birds Nest said...

Truly amazing!! Love it, so fun!!