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2019 Feature Car

1950 Ford F1 owned by Gary & Jean Lapham of Hermitage, Pa

The F1 Story

                            It was the 2017 Father's Day Car Show. Jean and I pulled into the show and parked in the lower lot
                            where all the club members park.  After a while I noticed that Wayne Gerrish had brought his 1937 
                            Ford truck and there was a "For Sale" sign on the window. 

                            Jean and I had been looking at trucks for at least 4 to 5 years.  We had been to 3 or 4 Charlotte
                            Speedway Spring and Fall car shows and swap meets. Always looking at trucks!

                            When I saw Wayne's truck I told him I was interested. After the car show I met him at his house
                            and he put the '37 up on his car lift to show me some things.  After a while I started walking around
                            his garage thinking and I walked through a doorway and there sat his 1950 Ford F1 truck. When I
                            saw it I asked him if it was for sale. Wayne replied " No, my son and I bought it to restore together.
                            It holds too much sentimental value." Wayne was not ready to sell the '50.  I told him whenever he was
                            ready to sell it  I wanted first chance and I would wait. It was closest to the age we wanted and the '37 
                            was a lot older than what we wanted. So that day I went home without a truck.

                            A few months later I was at home working in my garage when Wayne Gerrish walked in. Always glad
                            to see him, I asked him how he was doing. He replied "I'm ready to sell the '50".
                            On October 12, 2017 we met in West Middlesex and transferred the title and plate. 
                            The rest is history.

                            Gary & Jean Lapham