One weekend early in 1960, I was at the base commissary on Travis Air Force Base in California, doing my shopping. When I came out to the parking lot, there were 20 classic cars from the State Classic Car Club parked near my car.
These folks wanted me to lead them in a parade around the base, and I did as they asked.
The base newspaper took photos and ran a story on the parade. When the story came out in a couple of days, my car was the only one seen up close.
The car club got in touch with me, thinking that I, as a printer, had something to do with the story.
My car’s photo came out so pretty. It’s a 1929 Model A Rumble Seat Shay.
I had the best looking car on base for many years.
(Contributing writer Everett Vanover, lives in Fairfield, Calif.)