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"El Gringo Loco"

Owned by Rick Metcalfe
Bolter # 22342
Woodstock, Ontario

11 January 2010
# 2735

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From Rick :

Rick initially posted a great piece about his 1949 Magnum Crew Cab truck. While working on that story for the Features section, low and behold, we got another story from Rick on this 1945 Chevy 2-Ton.

Another fun story. We'll give you the intro and then you really need to jump over to the Saga section of Features and read the whole story. It's great! Can't wait to hear more ... and more. ~ Editor

The Ballad of “El Gringo Loco”
A ’45 Art Deco leaves his guard post at the woodpile

Parked and waiting

        The rural scene opens in the back of a farm yard, some four miles outside a small town. The 1945 Art Deco 2-ton truck is guarding the woodpile, having served “The Squire” and his family for 65 years. The last 25-plus  years have been an ignoble existence ... parked ... waiting. The decades had been hard on him. His windshield broken, well nature had taken its course. Raccoons had come and gone, leaving their messy droppings throughout the interior. Mice and other rodents had removed the vinyl, stuffing and horsehair from the seats. They built nests the size of a teenager’s backpack nearby.  Rain, sleet and snow had built up both on and in him, melting away as the decades passed. Yellow Jackets and other bad boys called some of the corners home.

        Come read this great story in the Saga section.

Rick Metcalfe has been on a writing binge ... and that's our good fortune. Not only a great story teller, well ... he seems to be an all-around interesting guy. From racing to major truck modifications ... we think you'll enjoy piece after piece. "Go big or not at all!" is a story about a 1949 MAGNUM Crew Cab in the making (Feature Story). "The Ballad of “El Gringo Loco” is a Stovebolt Saga about a 1945 Chevy Art Deco that leaves his guard post at the woodpile. Rick has big things in store for him!


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