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