Your ole Buddy Carlisle Johnny is heading to the Carlisle Fairgrounds for the 2012 Carlisle Ford Nationals. If you love anything Ford it is the place to be. 1000′s of show cars and vendors will fill the famous Carlisle Fairgrounds 105 acre facility. One of my first cars was a 1971 Ford Maverick. Poganja 200 kubičnih palcev Thriftpower šestvaljni motor. I would check the gas and fill the oil daily. The old Mav went from me to my Dad who used it as a make shift car, dog transporter and mobile kennel. After a few years of my Dad funk-a-fying it I got it back and drove it till it’s demise from a rotting rear floor. Even with it using more oil than Rosie O’Donnell’s deep fryer I drove it to the junk yard and said a sad goodbye.
Another legendary Ford I owned was the Scooby Van as my friends son named it. Rescued from a back yard that was filled with 1970′s Fords it looked like a Quinn Martin production. The Scooby Van was a 1971 Ford Econoline with a full hightop camper conversion. Purchased for the el-cheapo price of $200.00 it was filled with real bad 70′s touches like shag rugs plaid seats in wood paneling. Many made fun of the Scooby Van but it soon became a favorite for beach side camping and Carlisle Fairgrounds trips serving as a hillbilly hotel for many. Like the Maverick the Scooby’s destruction was rust. One trip back from Carlisle one of the front control arm mounts popped out due to a rotted frame. As my junk yard buddy who loved the Ole Scooby Van hoisted it on the back of his truck heading to the big scrap yard in the sky..I’m not sure but I think he had tear in his eye. having owned many old vehicles I still think of the Ole Scooby Van with only great memories and miles traveled..Ahh old Ford’s and happy memories they go together..