This page is dedicated to the best car in the world, my 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Hardtop. This is a daily driver
and my school car. It has survived two years of high school and has one more to go until my dad and I restore it.
My dad bought it in 1970 in Wisconsin from a coworker at the Country Kitchen. It was his high school car and later
his college car at the University of Wisconsin. After graduating from college in 1977, my dad let it sit in a field
where it endured rain, snow, racoons, hobos, and anything else that happens in a field until 1984 when my grandma got it in
running and sent it down to Ohio where my dad was living. It then sat in a barn at my grandpa's farm until
2000. During that time, dad and I would take it out for a spin around the farm every once and a while, checking up on
my dad's beehive and driving down to look at the Scioto river. The motor gradually got worse until dad was lucky if
he could keep it running for 15 minutes. In 2000, I came up with the wise idea of fixing the car up and making it my
high school car. After much persuasion, dad got a brand new 289 for $2000 from Ross Auto Parts and revived the Green
Slime to its former glory. During the last two years, we have made countless improvements on the car including a new
trunk floor, shifter, dual exhaust from Top Quality Auto Parts, chrome rims also from Top Quality, and bumpers. I try
to take it around to car shows but I don't win very much because the paint job is 20 years old and is starting to look pretty
bad. I recently purchased new seat covers and intend to re-cover the seats in Spring.