I recently posted a picture on FaceBook that was of a license plate that said STILKID and how true it is. I'm willing to bet that somewhere inside all of us there's a kid that's just itching to get out. I think the world of Hot Rodding is a particularly supportive environment for those of us that refuse to grow old. If we just wanted to get on with it there wouldn't be Back to the Fifties, GoodGuys, Nostalgia Days and the like. I think we all long for the days when we were little ladies and young shavers. Some people take that sentiment to the extreme and in the case of this fellow I met at the GoodGuys Speedway Nationals, extreme doesn't really begin to describe his trip down memory lane.
I've seen this super sized Radio Flyer on a couple of occasions, I even seen it going around the track at Rt.66. It is a real head turner. I mean come on look at the thing, how could you not want to hoop in.
Ok, who's the kid here now, are you ready? I got to go for a ride in the wagon! We were at the Speedway Nats this past Fall and saw him driving around, then he just stopped and asked if I wanted a ride and I said "Heck Ya"! I was so excited! First of all, the worlds biggest wagon and second, a ride around a GoodGuys show and an elevated one at that, it was awesome. And what a nice group of guys, they just pick up groups of folks and take them around the show, how nice is that. He is very generous with his "wagon" and has been in several parades and even a couple of weddings. I bet he needed some mighty big tin cans to tie behind that thing.
Here is the footage from my ride in the biggest Radio Flyer I've ever seen, I just wish he steered with the giant handle.
Now don't forget to nuture your inner child!
Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!