Thanks for a great magazine. I subscribe to many automotive journals, but I can honestly say yours is the one I most look forward to. I also want to offer praise to you and, I would suspect, your editorial and publishing team for having the balls to put into print how a young man’s personal relationship with God enabled him to get his life back and once again begin down the road to a productive life (“Stories,” Editor’s Note, Sept. 2018).
It has been my observation that in this era of political correctness, all-inclusiveness, gender equality, and so on, that many mainstream publications avoid like the plague any reference to someone’s religious convictions. Good on you for not falling into that chasm. It was refreshing to get just a small glimpse into the reality that was and is this young man’s life, and the positive changes he has made. If he feels it was a blessing to receive the 1967 Impala as a motivator and reminder of the gift that is sobriety, more power to him.
The story of the young body shop guy and his wife stopped me in my tracks and teared me up. I, too, had a turn with the “candy,” and finally got clean and sober. I can relate to the early struggles to move on one day at a time. If you keep up with him, please tell him that there are more than a few car guys rooting for him and that Godgiven Impala.
“There are more than a few car guys rooting for him”