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By John Davis

My first car was a '51 Chevy


March 8, 2016

When you’re 72, you’ve owned a lot of cars in your life. I bought my first car when only 14, a 1951 green six cylinder Chevy two-door sedan. I thought it was wonderful. I was almost 15 and sure that the day of my birthday I’d get a driver’s license, so the minor impediment of my age would be quickly removed. And it would have been had it not been for a blankety-blank clerk at the Wyoming Highway Department office. I confidently appeared at the highway department and the clerk threw down a short written test. But then he took a look at me and asked: “Didn’t you just take a test a...

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