Skip to comments.Wild Bill gets his wish: a ride in a muscle car
Posted on 12/13/2010 7:57:06 AM PST by ruralvoter
When the bright red muscle car rumbled up, Bill Morey's eyes twinkled.
He had waited weeks for the chance to ride shotgun in such a car. The throaty sound of the 1970 Pontiac LeMans arriving outside his assisted living facility got his attention.
"Listen at that," Morey said Sunday morning with a smile.
Nearly deafened three decades ago by the roar of artillery fire in World War II, and more recently laid up by a blood clot that initially paralyzed him, Morey, 87, had a wish come true Sunday, thanks to an enterprising counselor and a willing volunteer.
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Wasn't that more like six decades ago?
2010 - 1945 = almost 3 decades?
This reporter is a hoser.
Somebody forgot to wind their calendar.
Good for him. Hope he had the time of his life.
hopefully they did some burnouts.
I had a neighbor who lost his legs due to injuries sustained in combat in Vietnam. But they weren't finally amputated until just a couple years ago, after many years of complications and struggle to retain them and their function.
Apparently million man math works both ways...who knew?
I think it is things like this that show the GREATNESS OF AMERICA.
it sure looks like the lady did a fantastic job of restoring the car . there is nothing like the rumble of a big block v-8 to make your heart speed up. i have a 1961 studebaker v-8 convertible that makes my heart speed up and chills up my back especially when i shut my eyes . oh well there aren’t any do-overs but this gets as close as you can get
Yep this reporter couldn’t keep score......
Tell me about it? Nothing sounds as good or feels as good as an American muscle car. I have drivern/ridden in some of the European sportscars and they are nice, they just don’t give you the feel. The rumble is music to my ears. I just don’t get these little asian cars dolled up as muscle cars!
We used to go every Thanksgiving to the Turkey Run in Daytona Beach. Happy crowds of people wallowing in muscle cars, the whole town stuffed with beautiful metal.
The angry bumblebee sound isn't quite the thing.
The muscle cars started a true second generation in 2005. This sedan has 425 all American V8 horsepower, with the proper attitude.
This was the time to “Burn it down” for this Veteran. Hopefully the Lemons needs new bak tires.
I have a ‘71 Chevelle that is all muscle car, it was built up for my grandson and it turned out great. Only problem, I had to pay someone else to do the work, the grandson was to young and I could’nt do it. He drives it occassionally now, he is in college and can’t afford the gas. lol. Its a 383 stroker and it loves gasoline. lol
He died a few years ago from heart problems directly related to his wounds, and the VA listed his cause of death as "died of wounds sustained in combat".
For those 60’s and 70’s muscle cars; it’s not gasoline, it’s guzzeline. :))
Used to have a 1970 Formual 400 (Goat Motor) and you could watch the gas gauge move.
I miss that car.