It is always interesting to hear what different readers are working on. We recently received an email and photos from Kevin Evans with a new twist on a man’s interest in cars and a good wife’s loving support. He gets a surprise 1931 Chevy sedan 4-door from his wife as a 30th birthday present and she gets a little girl!
As Kevin tells the story, he works for the railroad and work often means he is gone for several days. Two weeks before he turned 30, as soon as he left for work his wife and her dad left with his car trailer and drove from Saint Louis MO to Nebraska. Why? To purchase a 1931 sedan that Kevin had never seen. It was an eight hour drive one way but the surprise trip was safe since Kevin was out playing with trains on the railroad.
His wife and her dad stored the surprise birthday present in a buddy’s shop for two weeks. That brings us to August of 2014 when he turned 30 years old. His wife and his twin sister had a surprise birthday party for him at a local K.C. Hall. Kevin estimates that there were 80 plus people in attendance. At just the right time, his called him to the front of the room and gave him an engine crank and said, “If you guessed what this is you can have your present.”
Of course a real car guy would knew exactly what it was; so it was a rush out the door to the parking lot along with all his family and friends to see what the surprise was. There sat a 1931 Chevy sedan! She knew exactly what he wanted, even that it had to be a four door. Kevin admits he got teary-eyed real fast just knowing that she had been really listening the last couple of months to all of his wish bucket items.
So where does the baby girl part come in? As the story goes, Kevin and his wife had been trying to have a baby for over two years. When she gave him the car she was actually pregnant with their beautiful daughter.
Kevin may call this a Rat Rod but from these photos it appears to be a high quality rod build. Unlike a lot of rusted out dangerous to drive Rat Rod this should be safe for Kevin, his wife and their little girl. Congratulations on a great car Kevin.
The 31 project is not yet complete but Kevin continues to work on it between diaper changes. He hopes to have it close enough to make the Hot Rod Power tour stop in Saint Louis MO June 8 2015. If you are there, look for Kevin and say hi.
Kevin has promised to send us some more photos when this great project is completed. Thanks, Kevin!