By NATE KING
Salina Put up
Calling all automobile fanatics and fanatics — Dennis Gage, Tv set host of “My Typical Car,” will be in Salina Feb. 25 at The Garage. His exclusive go to is no coincidence. Gage will be in Salina to rejoice The Garage’s to start with anniversary at the upcoming Buckled in Blue party.
In the course of the celebration, 1 lucky winner will go dwelling with a 1966 Ford Thunderbird.
Matthew Miller-Wells, director of education at The Garage, 134 S. Fourth St., explained the 1966 Ford Thunderbird was donated by the Lynn Brown estate in 2016.
“The vehicle has been sitting down around and we by no means seriously knew fairly what precisely to do with it. There was not an exhibit in mind and no a person seriously needed it as a organization motor vehicle,” Miller-Wells reported. “So we stated this is a terrific prospect to let patrons expertise what was identified as America’s supreme luxury vehicle.”
Miller-Wells explained to Salina Post that the 1966 Ford Thunderbird is set up like a fighter jet. When the driver sits inside of, the steering column swings out of the way. The gauges on the dash even look like aviation gauges.
“There are lights and switches that glance like you’re sitting down in a cockpit. You know, yoke controls and all of your buttons,” Miller-Wells stated. “I’ve had the prospect to push the auto all around a small bit considering that Sankeys Automotive below in town helped us variety of resuscitate it, appear it about to make certain it is really safe and sound for driving. And it is perhaps the nicest street boat I have at any time experienced the enjoyment of driving.”
Ticket deal information and facts
$100 – just one party ticket
Features admission, one particular raffle ticket, Hickory Hut BBQ, endless Budweiser, Bud Mild, or root beer, commemorative mug, meet up with and greet with Dennis Gage
$400 – 4 function tickets
Incorporates sponsor emblem on party agenda and social media
$1,000 – 10 function tickets
Features sponsor brand on signage at the museum, function agenda and social media.
Michelle Peck, govt director for The Garage, mentioned that in its initial yr, The Garage has found nearly 25,000 friends.
“What is really amazing about that range is our data also reveal that a third of our visitors are from outdoors of Salina. This automotive attraction is bringing individuals to our neighborhood to relive the past and travel the future,” Peck mentioned.
A lot more about Dennis Gage from The Garage
Gage grew up on a little family farm in northwestern Illinois. He started off tinkering with vehicles early on. He also performed guitar and trumpet in a variety of rock, folk, and college bands. He went to North Central Faculty in Naperville, Ill., exactly where he majored in equally chemistry and physics. His undergraduate exploration in quantum physics obtained an American Chemical Modern society award. He continued his automotive curiosity and, via the course of his university several years, owned a range of muscle and athletics automobiles. He also saved up his tunes, playing in nearby espresso homes.
Gage recognized a placement as a solution enhancement scientist at The Procter Gamble Business in Cincinnati. There he both worked on, or produced, most of PGs food products and solutions in the retailer which include Pringles, with which he bears a striking resemblance to the handlebar mustachioed character on the can. Gage retains a variety of patents on PG solutions. At the time again acquiring some disposable money, Gage acquired back to taking part in with common vehicles.