It’s crazy to think that over 18 months ago I wrote this post about this car.
A project that felt a little crazy is finally complete, complete enough to drive around in at least!
I am not sure what I am more amazed about. Something so huge being done or the fact that Russ built another car.
He’s so much cooler than I am.
19+ months totaling hours upon hours that would add up to days and weeks of time and he “finished” the car. I say “finished” because he is still tinkering with a few things and there is still a
small list of things that we need & want to do. But he set a goal to have it done enough and easily achieved it, even with some minor set backs.
I am SO proud.
The fact that we can get in a car and go in something that he entirely built is mind blowing to me. Most of the guys I know who build cars are in the 50+ range, so Russ doing 2 before he is even 40 is pretty awesome if you ask me.
When you first build a car you take it on a series of test drives. First around the block, then around the neighborhood, 5 minutes from home, 10 minutes from home, and then you get brave. This weekend we were finally ready to be brave and venture a record distance from home.
We went to Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge is a route 66 landmark an is located just outside of Baxter Springs KS. It even made an appearance in the original Cars movie too. It seemed like the perfect place to take a drive to and a good photo spot as well.
We tossed rocks, snapped photos, talked to tourists and told the girls all about the Mother Road. Someday Russ and I are going to drive route 66. But until we finally do, we’ll be content that we live in a town that route 66 runs right through and we can hop on and take a cruise any time we want.
Russ “finished” our first old car, the Model-A, when Marissa wasn’t even one and he was just 29 years old.
There he is with an 11 month Marissa and a car he had just drove for more than around the block for the very first time. The problem with this car was that we had already outgrown it before it was even done. It would never be a family car.
In one weekend we have already had more fun as a family than we had in 7 years of owning the model A. I know this is only the beginning.
Best summer ever? I think 2016 could definitely end up being just that.
Tell me a car you would love to cruise around in?!