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Life's about enjoying the ride for Kacy in her 1972 Chevy C-10 | Why I Drive #31

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This 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup likes to take it slow and steady, and for Kacy Smith that's just fine. She took this truck from barnyard rust bucket to her own personal getaway car. It’s not the showiest vehicle in town, but it sees a lot of miles. After all, what’s the use of owning a fun old car if you don’t drive it?

 

 

 

 

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(upbeat music) - [Narrator] Everyone has some sort of truck touchpoint in their life. Whether it's something that your dad drove or a truck that you saw
that you really enjoyed or an experience that you had in a truck, everybody has a truck story. You know, they're totally relatable. My truck is a 1972 Chevy C10 pickup. It's a half-ton truck,
so nothing crazy special as far as heavy duty. It has a 350 small block engine in it, which is great to find parts for. And it has the 350 turbo
automatic transmission. So it is a 1972, so bombing down the road
at 70 is a little much. It feels like it's
screaming at that point. Right around 45, 50 is its sweet spot. It could do that all day long. You know, it's great to be able to, you know, after a hard day at the office, turn the key and just go
even drive for half an hour. It's great when you open the garage door and there sits something kind of special. It's always a good day when you
get to drive something cool. When I bought the truck,
it was in, I'd say, pretty poor to fair condition. I mean, it was a driver, something you would probably see maybe an old man taking to
go fishing kind of a truck. It appeared to have original paint on it but it was very oxidized. It was originally green with the white top which is pretty normal
for that era of truck. But completely all kinds of disrepair. So oxidized paint, extremely rusty. The rocker panels,
which is below the door, were completely gone. But the engine fired up every single time so we've never had any
issues with the engine, same with the transmission. So all of the mechanicals
for the most part worked extremely well. A lot of people stop me in it. You know, it's not a
show-winning truck by any means but people just enjoy it
and I think that's great. Enjoying the ride in any sort of vehicle, I think, is fantastic. Whether it's something
brand new or something old, I think it's just all about
the overall appreciation. I think we're all in the same boat. We can all relate. Old cars, I think they
have a right to be driven. I'm not a big proponent
for people who buy them as kind of investments. I think that's kind of a waste. You know, they were meant to be driven so why not give them the opportunity to? Driving for me is kind of your own space. You can make it what you want. You can either go straight home or you can go pick your
kind of own adventure. It's a chance to clear your head; it's a chance to engage with other people. You know, car clubs are great or even meeting up with some friends and just going for a cruise. Even if you're in the car by yourself, you're still connecting with other people, which is kind of odd but
cool at the same time. I think it's great to be able to choose what you wanna do with it. My name is Kacy Smith
and this is why I drive.

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