Virgil Burfeind-first drive since 1930s

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By daniel ryan on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 02:15 pm:

At age 95, Virgil is a friend of a friend from Red Wing, MN. I crank started my unrestored 1914 (my 1913 restored is not quite finished). He got behind the steering wheel before I could even give him a refresher course. He pushed in the C pedal and away we went. He was absolutely thrilled to be behind the wheel again, like no time had passed.
Virgil is a very sharp, retired heavy equipment operator. He grew up on a hilly little farm between Goodhue and Red Wing, MN. His family had an 1918 touring first, then a 1920 touring. Then his family really "moved up in the world" when they had a 1923 2 door sedan. All their neighbors drove used Ts, except one of the wealthy neighbors drove a Buick touring.
Virgil was a combat infantryman in WWII. He fought under General Patton("Blood and Guts")in France and Germany.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 02:21 pm:

Great story, Good Luck Virgil hope your around for a long, long time.

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 02:35 pm:

That'll keep him young! :-) Congratulations, Virgil.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Cuenca Ecuador on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 04:32 pm:

I posted on your other thread that didn't have a picture. I can see from the smile Virgil had an awesome time


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 08:38 am:

Great to see a "young timer" enjoying an old car! Great to see that smile on him. Hope many more to come.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 08:50 am:

Any relation to George at C.E. Niehoff?


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