MEDORA, N.D. — The 2022 Badlands Traditional Auto Demonstrate was held Saturday in Chimney Park. Dozens of typical car or truck and truck homeowners confirmed off their classic rides, and hundreds extra arrived to see them.
Mark Fehr, of Dickinson, confirmed off his 1969 Dodge Charger. He purchased the auto in 1981 for $1,000.
“It was a excellent offer again then,” Fehr reported, explaining that he’s place a large amount of get the job done into it around the decades. “After that I had to stick a new motor in it simply because that was negative. I experienced to get a paint position mainly because the fenders ended up poor. Then one-quarter panel was a distinctive shade, so we ended up painting the whole detail.”
The renovations didn’t finish there.
“They had shag carpeting all more than the spot: the back deck, ground boards, center console. It was all orange shag. As soon as we started off ripping items aside and putting the right stuff in I understood, ‘Hey! I’ve acquired a Flinstone car.’ There was a gap in the flooring,” he explained. “But there’s a corporation identified as
that you can buy panels, lower that component out and I experienced anyone weld it in.”
He reported in the system of all this he acquired some background about how these autos had been employed in the 70s.
“It had a center console that was at first prolonged like this 1 but when I bought it, it was shorter a person. I couldn’t recognize why. They claimed back again then, the girlfriends would sit on the console and then they would crack them up since it was all plastic. So they just stored component of it the place the shifter was at,” he reported.
Fehr included that he’s loyal to Dodge.
“If it is not Dodge, I don’t travel it,” he said.
It is been a reliable car or truck, but did operate into some early issues driving on Highway 10 near the railroad tracks in Richardton.
“I wager you I did not have it extra than a month and I was driving from Dickinson to Hebron… Just as I was going into the curve, my rear finish locked up and down in the ditch I went. So I walked to Hebron to get a wrecker from Hebron Motors. He came out and took it to my dwelling. I ripped the rear conclude out, set a new a single in and absent we went all over again,” he stated. “No destruction at all, just my shorts bought filled. It did sort of scare me because I was not expecting that.”
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