35's and 36's hold a special place with me. They are engrained in my history. They span 3 generations so far. Eventually, my son will end up with one to pass on the legacy.
|A picture of me on my second birthday, 1970, my pickup is in the background. That was my present. Mom thought Dad was crazy.|
|4 Generations of LeGrange men.|
This was way before big chain grocery stores came about.
The old produce truck belongs to my dad now. He logged over a million miles on the truck, before bestowing it to my dad.
My dad started driving it on the street in 1956. Around 1961, he quit driving it on the street and turned it into a C/Gas drag car with a Hilborn Injected 265 Chevrolet.
Well, recently my dad was cleaning out my grandpa's house and found an old calendar. It was a LeGrange Produce calendar from 1932. It has the phone number, address, etc. I thought it would only be fitting to build a "Tribute Truck" and include all of this information on some door art. You see, the lettering will also include the proprietor "C.E. LeGrange", which just happens to be my initials as well. Cool, huh?