I hope dad took the picture. If not he's in for a heck of a surpeise.On the other hand it's all about priorities. Ain't it?
Any kid smart enough to do that is smart enough not to use their family's car.
What I find sad about this picture is, most kids today couldn't figure this out...
Well that explains why I went out to the garage last week and my spare was flat on my '22 Coupe! I better talk to the neighborhood kids
Back in 1960/61 I was gunna be a famous T-Shirt Airbrush Artist...13 yrs old....Saved my money and bought a nice Airbrush...But,,,I didn't have an air compressor ...I would roll a big 10.00x20 split rim truck tire about a 1/4 mile to the gas station..Fill it up and roll it home ....I'd start paintin'...Every kid in the neighborhood had hot rods,monsters,or surf cartoons on their shirts...This went on for a week and then the owner of the Mobil Station yelled "Hey kid,tell your dad to get that tire fixed instead of you rolling it in here and using my Air!!!"...
I told him I was sorry but I just didn't have an air compressor yet..And I draw shirts....See, I showed him..."You did that"???He said I could have all the air I wanted...We bought our gas there and he told my Dad " I'm investing in his future".....
The next week my dad came home with all the parts to build a small compressor that worked great.....I was getting a lot of exercise rolling that big tire back n forth...Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread but I brought back memories...Carl
Good story Carl. I recall at that time I heard that air brush artists could make as much as $8.00 an hour. That made a huge impression on a school kid in the early 60's.
Do you still airbrush?
Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2