My great-grandfather was a mechanic. We called him Greasy Grandpa because he always had oil or grease on his hands and clothes. I was too young to remember spending time in his automotive shop, however every time I am near one, the smells of oil, metal shavings and exhaust make me smile. My grandpa and brother inherited his automotive skills. I inherited a nose and ears for car problems. And a knack for changing flats. And a love of old trucks.
Car shows fascinate me because I love seeing and hearing others stories of where their vehicle was, is and will hopefully be. Vehicles in car shows take on a life of their own and show their personality. They bring together all walks of life. I met Cynthia at a car show and after hearing their story, wrote the following. 6 months later, it still rings true.
I “heart” car shows because every car in our show has HEART.”
History – a story to tell
Engine – the heart of the vehicle
Ability to bring people together
Rare – you won’t find another one exactly like it
Transmission – the interface that allows the magic to happen
So you all have 6 months to get ready for the 2017 Cardiac Car Show! Let’s keep the tradition going for Chip, Cynthia and the Malone Family.
To your health,
About the Author:
Starr Wharton, M.S., MCHES is a wellness specialist with more than 16 years experience in cardiovascular health and emergency medicine.