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1951 Ford Tudor

Posted April 22, 2015 in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

“I like anything with an engine,” Eric Campbell, 29, of Pleasant Hill says.

Campbell’s garage boasts all kinds of engine baring items. Looking around the two car attached garage you will find fun stuff such as go-carts, cars, and a motorcycle. However, his prized possession, that is a work in progress, is a 1951 Ford Tudor.

The 1951 Ford Tudor that Eric Campbell is restoring once belonged to his wife’s grandfather. He hopes to take it to car shows and possibly drive it in parades. Photo by Lisa Verhey-Budding.

The 1951 Ford Tudor that Eric Campbell is restoring once belonged to his wife’s grandfather. He hopes to take it to car shows and possibly drive it in parades.
Photo by Lisa Verhey-Budding.

The fire-engine red, iconic beauty has the hood pulled off, and is jacked up from behind as Campbell continues to work on the car so he can one day drive it down the street.

“Someday I’ll get it running again, and take it to car shows and wherever the family might want to go,” he says.

The car once belonged to his wife’s grandfather, and was driven in parades. “My wife has great memories of riding in the car in town parades with her dad as a little girl. Maybe we can do the parade thing again as well,” he says.

When Campbell is not working on the restoration of the ’51, he enjoys playing around in his garage with go-carts. “ Yeah, I’ll fix-up and get go-carts ready and running for my nieces and nephews to play with. I like doing stuff for the family,” he says.

Family is the primary name of the game for Campbell when it comes to the attention he gives to the ’51. The big, old, glorious hunk of historic metal, is the obvious main attraction of his home garage.

“I’m really glad we could keep the car in the family in honor of grandpa. I took it on for the sake of the family, and future memories that will made with driving it again,” he says.





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