What a Difference a Special Car Can Make
RD Walker says he never would have guessed what a difference a car could make in his life. But, after owning his 1940 Plymouth Coupe for 20 years, and taking a moment to think about all the memories attached to the car—and all the friendships that came from owning the car— he says that his Plymouth made a world of a difference in his life.
“When I was younger, a lot of people were busy going out barhopping, but this car brought me to another world,” says RD. “From building one to mechanical stuff… and also the life-long relationships. People may not think about that stuff when it comes to cars. But, the people you meet along the way are pretty special. If not for this car, I would have not found my life-long best friend.”
RD explains that from a very young age, he was always into bikes, and as he grew older, he began to race motorcycles with his buddies. By the time he was 16-years-old, his mother helped him buy a 1963 Nova Convertible; he says that having a convertible to take to the beach was the “in thing” where he grew up, in Florida. He worked at a shoe repair shop and mowed lawns in order to save money to put toward buying his first car.
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