Chris aka Hechtspeed from MyRideisMe.com is one of the OG buddies of Build Threads. Not long ago he emailed me a very humbling story that he published with a build thread to go with it.
To give you a brief description, the owner of this land speed Studebaker has previously beaten cancer but sadly is fighting the disease once more. Number 4 on his bucket list is to “drive a Studebaker at the Bonneville Salt Flats.” The Studebaker community comes together to help Dan realise his dream, loaning him a car to drive and even donating money and parts to the build.
I urge you to click here to read Chris’s article to get the full story, as it is truly inspiring. Plus it’s refreshing to read such a positive tail instead of trawling through the usual forum bickering about poke vs tuck, function vs form, jdm vs euro, etc etc. You’ll also find a link to the build thread at the bottom of his article.
It always seems to be the hot rod guys with the heartwarming stories, like this one I published a while ago. Maybe it’s because generally they’re of a more mature age, they’ve been through the ups and downs of life, and they know what’s really important so they’re more inclined to help those in need. I’m not too sure, but I really like the way they operate, and we can all learn something from them.
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Thanks for the kind words Anth. But, this story tells itself. Such an inspiration. You guys need to read all 30 build thread pages! I can’t wait to see it run at Bonneville in a couple months!