I've been meaning to post a thread on here, but I just never made time. I am looking for your "car stories" I've been lurking here for a while, but just took the time to register.
Here is more info on what I am looking for.
#96 on my bucket list (yep, I have one) is to write a book. But, when I first put it on there, I had no idea where the content would come from. But I am moving forward with it now.
I grew up in WV when coal mining was taking a dive. So, needless to say, we saw some tough economic times.
My dad was a car guy and he was always hauling home some rusty worn out car to build. As I grew up I learned a lot about car restoration and I saw many beautiful transformations in our driveway. However, it never failed, every couple of years, my dads company would close, or lay off. And the dreaded "For Sale" sign would come out in an effort to pay for a trip to Myrtle Beach, or Christmas.
This was something that happened repeatedly... all through my life. I sat down one day and tried to determine what it was that doomed each car. I am starting to put these together and my dad is getting me the exact dates and "stories".
The sad thing is... sometimes, the project never even made it to paint before he would make the decision to sell it. I hate to sound too sarcastic, but it's sad knowing that he sold a collectable car to pay for MY Christmas toys that have been resting in a landfill for 20+ years. But, it made US (my sister and I) happy at the time and my dad was willing to make the sacrifice.
Unfortunately for my dad, we have no clue as to the fate of his old cars. They have disappeared into our memories and the only remaining artifact is a few Polaroid photos.
So... tell me some of your stories.
I have an ISBN with a publisher to author a book titled "The Ones That Got Away". The project draft is already registered and my first draft is due in November. (which is approaching fast) I already have 7 or 8 stories compiled, and the book is coming together nicely, but I know there is a few more out there.
Essentially, the book will be a compilation of stories from folks who had classic cars that "got away". I am looking for unique twists, and even the "search" stories from folks who were able to find them years later.
Share them with me here on the forum or at [email protected]
. Please send me a description of the story and give as much detail as possible. I will be especially interested in stories with unique twists, or searches to uncover the mystery of "where it is now" These don't have to be GTO stories. And if you know someone with a good story, feel free to refer this to them to follow up.