This man is still driving the car he bought in 1949
Meet Randall Pitman, an 87-year-old man from South Ohio, Nova Scotia.
A few weeks ago, Pitman made the 600km, five-and-a-half-hour voyage North to Crapaud, Prince Edward Island in order to attend a vintage truck show.
In fact, the 87-year-old owns a car that’s older than he is – a 1927 Ford Model T that he has owned since he was 17. After saving up by working part-time at a gas station working on the pumps earning 10 cents an hour, he went to an auction house with the aim of buying this exact car.
Watch his story here:
When explaining how he bought the car, he said, "Eventually, I bid $45 and the auctioneer, as auctioneers do, kept saying, 'Forty-five! Who will give me 50?'" he remembers. "I stupidly said 'Forty-seven fifty,' and he said 'Sold!'"
He may have able to get the car for a few fewer bucks but I’m sure the memories he has of the car are all worth those extra $2.50.
In an age when people swap their cars faster than they change their favourite shampoo, this is a great story that all car enthusiasts can aspire to emulate. The love Randall has for his car is inspiring and he has no doubt he’ll keep driving it for years to come.