Here I am with my first car, a 1941 Ford. I graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1951, found this car on a lot in downtown St. Petersburg, went home, borrowed $300 from my dad, and on Aug. 22, 1951, went back and bought the car. I went to work for the St. Petersburg Times in the mailroom, and paid my dad back. Later, I drove this car to Washington, D.C., where I went to work for the U.S. government before being drafted into the Army in 1953. After a stint in Japan, I came home in 1955 and bought a 1948 Ford, with my own money.