Today’s Motor Vehicles wants to hear about special vehicles. Enthusiasts love their favorites, and we want to hear those stories with MY FAVORITE RIDE! Readers can talk about anything from classic muscle cars to bulletproof pickups to prized pieces of farm equipment that never let owners down. Each issue will feature a vehicle, a picture, and the story of what that vehicle means to its owner. Readers can submit their stories at www.TodaysMotorVehicles.com/MyFavoriteRide.
What makes the Camaro so special?
It was my father-in-law’s favorite car. He was a tool maker for General Motors at the Delco Moraine plant near Dayton, Ohio. When he passed away from cancer, my wife inherited it, and I restored the car. To us, keeping the car in tip-top shape is like keeping Dad alive.
Do you have memories of your father with the car?
Lisa Parish: I can remember clearly him messing with the carburetor. He’d do a little tweak, get in the car, rev the engine, see what he thought, and then get back under the hood. Sometimes I would rev the engine for him, even when I could hardly reach the pedals with the seat up all the way. I remember asking him when I was older and driving, why he only worked on the Camaro. He said he liked working on older cars because the new cars with all of the computer technology were too complicated and not much fun because if you touch one thing, you would probably just mess something else up.
Where is it now?
David Parish: I started restoring the car in 2005. The car started right up after sitting for eight years in a barn. I drive the car as much as I can in the summer months. I take it to cruise-ins around the Dayton area. Everywhere I go, the car gets a lot of looks and two-thumbs-up responses. I will never sell this car, and it will always be kept in tip-top shape.
To enter the contest, visit www.TodaysMotorVehicles.com/MyFavoriteRide and fill out the entry form. Only completed forms will qualify.
The entry deadline for the November/December issue’s contest is Oct. 7, 2015.
Have fun, and good luck!
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