Well if your a car guy or truck guy , fisherman, hunter, camper or hiker. Now is the time to check you car out get the gear together and plan out how your going to enjoy your favorite pastimes in post Covid-19 era. The goal is to enjoy your pastime right?, but be in compliance as best as possible. No problem really if you go to car shows or enter a lot of them. They just spread the cars out a little more and the spectators don’t get as close as they use too. Admiring from a far each others cars and talents.
That’s cool for the car guy, and even the camper and or fresh water fisherman. The camper and Fisherman are trying to be alone with nature and the peacefulness. Usually to get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban society. I suspect now it will be to just get out and be somewhere else. Nice part about all these activities is they can be done in small group setting of the family, maybe key best friends in a local rural area. You satisfy the safety measures set up, but get to enjoy something other than your backyard and the 4 walls of your home. No worries of airplanes or crowded trains to areas like beaches and ride type parks where people are on top of each other.
But now you have to get there still. So you live in the city no need for a car really, so now what do you do? well you still can do all those activities but you rent a vehicle or hire a driver to to drive you and the family. but since this can be hours on the road that can become expensive hiring a driver if you don’t drive. So find some one with same interest who does, hire a bigger vehicle and go together more than 2 less than 10. Look in to #hertz, or #avis, or #zipcar maybe those are good options for you and the family or a couple of friends.
But if your like me and funds are low then you work it out and stay home activities become a challenge. I am a little lucky I have a couple of things to keep me involved right now. Like my 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis Ls that is sick right now in the driveway. I order when I can the parts and materials to bring her to a condition I can be happy with and start again to use it as my daily driver. The goal is to make her into a showpiece of my making. the ideas are flowing but the funds are not. Budgeting is hard for this but I will manage. I keep sanity by trying and doing most of the work myself.
I learn what I do not know and figure out the rest about her. The changes I have in mind I work out to do as well. Which let me tell you are a lot. So far I have done some extensive work under the hood need to do a little more and I want to get to the interior this summer. but not before I have her plated again and rolling. A good friend named her Panther. It was a project I was hoping I could get one of my sons (the one in the middle)Who is a car mechanic involved in with me, but alas he has moved down south and is supportive from afar right now. We still hope and pray he makes time a week here and there.
She doesn’t look like much now but I will get her to some kind of show car stance with in the next year hopefully with God’s help and my financial situation improving, and my health stays good. The goal is to get her mechanically sound and looking like a thing to be proud of and drive family to outings of car shows and other worthy road trips. Yes I like the open road. Just like everything else she if a #builtFordTough vehicle.
this is the first tie I saw her. This is how she is right now.Sad hiding from the public working on getting back in shape. Not wanting to face even the neighbors as they drive by. But this will soon change. I will keep you up to date as things get moving and new parts and upgrades are completed. Just need to come up with a nice personalized plate for her. Thinking about “f1nally”. Well like I always say Ford has the best saying and motto. And that is what Panther is and will represent in the future. Well you have my thoughts and desires for how to spend this summer hope it inspires some a revives others.