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Offline CG6468

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She doesn't live in Pasadena, and she doesn't drive on Colorado Blvd.

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Her car is 82. She’s 102. Both still going strong.

By Bob Dyer
Beacon Journal columnist
Published: September 15, 2012 - 10:38 PM | Updated: September 17, 2012 - 10:07 AM

JACKSON TWP.: Not many folks change their own oil anymore.

Fewer still are women.

And I’ll bet you a week’s pay there’s not another woman on the planet who continues to change her own oil at the age of 102.

Meet Margaret Dunning of Plymouth, Mich.

I’m serious. Born in 1910. Still sharp. Still spunky. Still crawling around under the hood with a funnel and an oil pan.

Of course, this is no ordinary car. It’s her baby, a 1930 Packard 740 Roadster.

She bought it back in ’49 when it was in sad shape. Four upholstery jobs and 22 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer later, it became the first vehicle to be awarded a perfect 100-point score by the Classic Car Club of America.

Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny, GO!
Illinois, south of the gun controllers in Chi town

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Re: Margaret Dunning, 102, of Plymouth, Mi., and her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 07:22:00 AM »
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“I love the old cars,” she says Saturday afternoon, seated in front of her stately Packard. “I love the smell of gasoline. It runs in my veins.”

...me too!
FOUR BOXES KEEP US FREE: THE SOAP BOX, THE BALLOT BOX, THE JURY BOX, AND THE CARTRIDGE BOX.

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