I travelled to football games in the back of a Chevy truck along with many friends. I also hitchhiked in those days as it seemed to be the norm, and had many a ride in the back of a farmer’s pick up truck. So what did you do?
Well the ’65 Chevy pick up still lives and breathes and here is my friend Wanda’s in Harrison, Arkansas.
My friend’s father Earnie Massengale, bought this 1965 Chevy Truck in the late 60’s or early 70’s. His daughter, Wanda grew up in this truck and learned to drive in it. The truck is three speed standard with the shift on the column.
Her Father trained and sold hunting dogs from the 1930’s until his death in 2001. So many hunters have traveled to Harrison, Arkansas to hunt with her Dad. Some have flown as well as driving to the Ozarks. This truck has had doctors, lawyers, FBI agents, and many people from all walks of life enjoying her Dad, his stories, and the ride to hunt.
No matter what newer model of truck that we had we always referred to this truck as the “New Truck”.
So the next time I shift gears and drive down the road — Dad this one is for you! — Wanda Massengale