Friday, November 16, 2012
Mini Me And The Mini Van
Ten years ago, long before I came into Gary's life, he bought a 1965 Dodge A-100 van to fix up. The following year, he built a small replica of the van, based on a Radio Flyer wagon. The little wagon has been to countless car shows over the years, and has hauled all of Gary's flea market finds, including parts for yours truly. Recently, Gary decided to make some modifications to his reliable parts hauler. He replaced the smaller rear tires with go-kart racing slicks, rebuilt the front axle that had become somewhat worn, and fabricated a trailer hitch. Last year, Gary's buddy Marty from North Carolina, built Gary a little Serro Scotty wagon that looks just like ME!!! How cool is THAT? "Toasterette" needed a few finishing touches, and Gary isn't totally done with them yet. But "mini me" will be ready to roll through the automotive flea market at Daytona International Speedway next week during the annual Turkey Rod Run car show. If the real van and I can't actually attend the show, at least we will be very well represented in "mini" form. That's almost as good as being there!