Sunday, September 9, 2007

Car Show

The weather was a little on the dreary side today but my husband and grandson decided to take the '79 Chevy truck to a car show this afternoon. My husband called on the way home to let me know he had one proud little boy with him and to get the camera ready. They registered for the car show in my grandson's name. Griffin was so excited when they called his name for first place in their class.

The truck isn't a real fancy souped up truck but we are the original owners as we bought the truck new in December of 1978. My husband has always taken exceptional care of all of his vehicles and this 4-wheel drive truck is no exception. It is immaculate and has only a little over 38,000 original miles on it plus has the original paint job. It very seldom gets taken out of the garage. One day when he backed it out of the garage one of the neighbors down the street walked down to see if John had gotten a new truck. He couldn't believe that the truck was over 25 years old considering the exceptional condition it is in.

As you can tell by the picture Griffin is very proud of the trophy and probably dreaming about the day the truck will be his. He just loves cars, trucks, hot rods and has high hopes of designing custom cars when he gets older. My husband, John, said Griffin really got serious today with cleaning the tires and getting the truck ready when they got to the car show. Griffin loves watching Monster Garage and idolizes Jesse James. He has a Monster Truck book that I think he's about worn out from looking at all the pictures.

Griffin had such a good weekend this weekend. He played with his train set almost the entire weekend other than when he and Papa went to the car show. He loves his train set and enjoys making different track layouts. He reminds me so much of my brother when he was young. Hopefully he'll grow up to be a nice young man that possesses some of the same values, ethics and characteristics as his uncle.

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