Yes, I want to drive your car

Those of you who are regular readers of Bijou Living may remember that I grew up in a body shop. My Dad rebuilt many a classic car. Those that I remember are a 1957 Chevy (aka The '57 - it was always a trophy winner), a 1967 Camaro SS Big Block (another trophy winner), and a 1966 Corvette (rebuilt and sold right away). Needless to say, I like vintage cars.

On a road trip down to Palm Springs last January, which wasn't in the 1975 Porsche 911 I dream about, we made a three day pit stop in Napa Valley, California. One of the touristy things I wanted to do was to check out this roadside attraction known as Litto's Hubcap Ranch. We were greeted by Bosco, who also substituted as our tour guide. I'm not sure if we were actually supposed to be on the property but Bosco liked us and let us in. Apparently, there are over 5000 hubcaps on display at Litto's.

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Litto's Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA (eastern Napa Valley)

1958 T-bird and '67-71 Camaro at 8 Mile Creek Designs on Etsy

My Dad, regrettably, sold The '57 in the 80s and has been searching for it ever since. In 1989 he suffered a brain aneurysm and has heartbreakingly been unable to work on cars. While surfing around the web for pulltab tab art I came across these hubcap clocks that 8 Mile Creek Designs creates and sells on Etsy. I've always said that when I become a millionaire, which hasn't happened yet, I was going to surprise my Dad with his original, beloved 1957 Chevy. Well, since I'm not a millionaire yet how about surprising him with a custom made 1957 Chevy hubcap clock? I could give him a rain cheque for the rest of the car valid until 2050.

Bosco - Litto's Hubcap Ranch greeter and tour guide.