Explosions boom, but classic car is saved
Image: Patrick Finnegan, 2009
While it’s quite common to hear explosions (of the miniature variety) to pop off all throughout 4 July weekend in the United States, the truth of the matter is that Carol Tucker (age 71) has been around to know the difference between firecrackers and fireworks and the array of explosions that she heard the night of July 8.
Starting off with three consecutive and rapidfire bangs, Mrs. Tucker quickly woke up her husband (Ronald) and then called 911. Ronald then ran to the window only to discover that the source of the explosions were coming from inside of his garage, and dashed downstairs to try and rescue his 1965 Ford Mustang.
Now, remember that Ronald is 72 years young. However, completely forgetting his age – and his safety – he jumped into the garage, fired up the engine of his vintage muscle car, and drove it out of the 20 x 50’ garage before any real damage occurred to the automobile. Sadly, the garage was lost (a $65,000 investment that was only just a few years old at the time). The Tuckers have pledged to rebuild, but count themselves as lucky that no one was hurt – and that there pride and joy Mustang was able to survive the night as well.