It was hard for me to wait to post about my brother's car. It was Trevor's turn to get a gift from me in our sibling exchange. I was at a loss until I came across this circa 1958 CHAMPION car. Trevor had a red one, but as he says, "Close enough." I had my helper, Dante, build a box for the car and we put a teddy bear in the driver's seat. Of course Daisy wanted to take the fun away from the bear, so she go in too. I am not sure if she was trying to hitch a ride to Arizona or if she just wanted to hog a little attention.
Trevor teaches high school history in Arizona. He called to tell me that he loves his car so much that he has been driving it all over the house. "What man wouldnt want a Champion?" he asked. He wants to drive it to work but I am suggesting that it could make a very nice magazine rack.
I bought the car from an 84 year old man who was the original owner. He says he only drove it to the bank and to church on Sundays.
Did you notice my red floors? Old Vermont houses often had painted floors. When I moved into my house the floors were taupe downstairs and mint green on the second and third floors. I chose the traditional Chinese Red that was used in so many colonial houses. It is a cheering color and I never get tired of looking at it.
Here is what Trevor has to say about his Champion:
What's the greatest thing about The Champion? The mileage is great - with the top down it's just perfect for cruising on historic Route 66. Zero miles to the gallon. Maybe Carolyn and I will drive north to Holbrook and stay overnight in one of the concrete tepees at the Wigwam Motel. Parking is simple - just drive inside! The color looks like blue in the pictures but it's really an amazing shade of turquoise - perfect for The Grand Canyon State. I need to post a picture of Mickey the Dachshund behind the wheel...