Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Jim's little wannabe red truck
It's wannabe because I would like to have a little red truck like this one. I drove Dad's 1949 Ford pickup, like this 1950 model, except Dad's was black.
That little truck hummed down the road just like it was mine. I only got it into three accidents while I was driving it too school. Not too bad for a 14-year-old kid, huh? Actually none of those accidents were my fault.
I had that truck again in college when I broke my foot. Dad felt sorry for me having to walk all over the place in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was a mile, through the snow, up hill, form where I was staying at a cousin's home.
When I dropped out of school Dad didn't know. He didn't know until I had a job in the Elgin Watch factory in Lincoln. After a few months of this he decided I was old enough for me to have my own car. At age 20 Dad still had to sign for me.
The car I found (Dad and the Ford dealer found it for me) was a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe. It had belonged to my high school chemistry teacher and principal, Elmer Cells (Cliff's uncle). I liked that car a lot but wore it out rather quickly in about a year.
Well, not this one, it is my toy, a 1:18 die cast of a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.
Here is a real one pictured at the Smithsonian: (link)
I do have a 1:18 scale toy red Ford Pickup looks like the one in the picture, I just don't have a picture of it, yet.
I like that red truck too, also!!
I hope you get one just like it!
So, you drove your dad's black truck at age 14?
Only three accidents, and NONE your fault?!!
That's a pretty good track record.
that ford has a nose just like my grandpa's Ford buses. So round and smiley faced.
Good for you those mishaps did not cause any you harm. 14 years old and driving.
I call that the wild west.
Cute Studebaker too.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
I believe those were referred to as the 'coming and going' Studebakers. Raymond Lowey's classic design...
Thanks for your comments and glad you liked the Mergers thingo. Glad you like the Pastor Rob, even though you had seen it before. Take care, Regards, Merle.
My first truck was 1 '36 Chevy - loved that truck.
Thank you for the award!! I'll blog about it sometime as soon as I can!!
Say Hi to Mrs. Jim!!!
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