Asking You

Help Out Your Fellow Car Guys and Gals in these tough times.

The following is an email I recently received. It is representative of the types of problems many in our hometowns are suffering from. I encourage you to keep your eyes and ears open. If you have the ability, don’t be afraid to offer your help to someone who might be in need.

Not sure who to talk to, but I’m writing for my friend of 15 years. He has a 1972 Nova he has owned for 18 years. He has bought a lot  of good parts for it, His dream is to see this project completed. But due to health, family and financial issues, he is unable to do so.
In the past few years he has had a car wreck that messed up his knee and hip so now he can’t work, His father died a year ago, his mother is in the 5th of six stages of Alzheimer’s. He has diabetes pretty bad. Recently he had two surgeries on his eyes and he lost his left eye, He also had two surgeries on his right leg and he ended up having it amputated,
I’m just trying to find someone who would be willing to take on this project and help him accomplish his dream while he is still able to enjoy it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. If you are not able to help, maybe you can steer me in the right direction.
Thank you.


Dear Dean,

Sounds like your friend is having a tough go of it and is lucky to have you as a friend. It is difficult for someone to help another car guy out from across the Country. Your best opportunity is to look in your own backyard.

Go to some car cruises or car shows and talk to the folks putting the events on they might be able to direct you to someone in your own community. Another resource is to talk to some of the leaders in local car clubs or service clubs such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions and similar clubs. These individuals are always looking for opportunities to help out in their local cities.

Best of luck.


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Come on Car Guys, do you have any good ideas for Dean or folks like him?

If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area and want to help Dean’s friend send me an email and I will give you his contact info.

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