Once each year, Bend's Drake Park fills up with 500 or more automobiles and trucks that have been lovingly restored or customized by their owners. All vehicles have to be pre-1975. At this year's show there were three examples of the work we do at our auto body shop.
This pickup has been in the owner's family since it was purchased as a new vehicle in 1968. It is now in the great grandson's hands and he really loves it. The trailer and all of the rest have been collected by him in his magnificent obsession and it has to be seen to be believed.
This rare Vdub showed up on a trailer, dissembled, rusted, and the property of an owner with a picture in his mind of what he wanted and what he knew it could be. We worked with him and the vehicle has won awards for paint. It is a deep, plum-colored metallic--almost black. When the sunlight hits it, though, it comes to life.
We painted Randy Newman's truck in his school colors before he went to Iraq. He never made it back. His sacrifice and memory are kept alive by his family in this memorial. It speaks for itself.