My husband, a gentle-giant sort of a man, a terrific father, grandfather and of course the love of my life, likes to “gloss over” his birthdays. He refuses to acknowledge that he is now considered “over the hill” and as some would say, “rolling down the other side”. He was in such a state of denial when our daughter announced she was expecting our first grandbaby last year, but now he’s sort of accepted the “Grandpa” title with grace and is already planning for the countless hours they will one day spend together on their first car restoration project. If you hadn’t guessed it, my husband LOVES cars!
I have stopped counting how many cars we have owned over these thirty-two years of marriage. Charles owned motorcycles and several cars before we were married and one of our first dates together was spent handing him wrenches as he pulled the transmission out of his Mercury Cyclone. I must have been in love!
Over the years he’s restored several classic “muscle cars”…a Ford Mustang, a Dodge Charger, and most recently a Plymouth Valiant customized in a red and white Canadian theme, Maple Leaves and all! Yep, my husband LOVES cars!
We’ve had Volkswagons, GMC’s, Fords, Chev’s, Dodges, Plymouths, a Mercedes, Camaro and a Cadillac. We’ve had trucks, sedans, coupes, vans, SUV’s and even a couple of tractors! Not all at one time of course, but over the years. My husband can tell you which ones were “lemons” and which ones weren’t. He can tell you which ones were gas pigs and which ones weren’t. He has a varied assortment of car parts “left over” from every car he has ever owned I’m sure and unbelievably to me, he can tell what part goes into what car. He can fix any car, any make, any model and I can “bleed” the brakes on all of them 🙂 I have learned that “if you can’t beat ’em, you gotta join ’em” so I support his car hobby whole-heartedly and no one was as proud of him as I was when he won his first car trophy at a car show a couple of years ago with his 1969 Dodge Charger.
So today, I want to honour my wonderful husband by posting some pictures just for him…oh and for any other car buffs out there! Here are some classics cars for my “Classic” husband. Love ya, honey!