Larry Fagan was looking for a good work truck when he bought his slab-sided 1959 Ford F-100 pickup back in 1966. The truck dutifully performed that function for him over the years and, as so often happens, it went into long-term storage, waiting for the day when it could be resurrected. Something told him to hold onto the F-100, as it was a long, wide box truck with the big back, wraparound window.
Sometimes the abundance of car shows in our area presents a real dilemma. For example, I have always had to choose between the Smoky Valley Classic Car Show in Lindsborg and the WFO Guys Brickstreet Nationals Car Show in Augusta.
The heat was back, but the 34th annual Leadsled Spectacular still packed them in last weekend. The four-day custom auto extravaganza put on by the Kustom Kemps of America featured more custom cars, hot rods and classics than ever before, with 1,993 vehicles signed up by the time registration closed.