April 2016 winner

Chris Rubenacker, Manufacturing Engineer, Machinetek Inc.,Cincinnati, Ohio

The vehicle

1937 Ford pickup
  • 60hp, 136in3 (2.2L) or 80hp, 221in3 (3.6L) V8 engine
  • Popular model for hot rodders through the 1950s
  • Split windshield provided signature look

What do you love about classic pickups?

It’s just beautiful. I don’t own one. I’ve never allocated the means for such a luxury. The closest relationship I’ve had was with one that a kid drove to my high school. Man, I loved that thing. I don’t see them very often anymore. There are lots of cars that I’ve admired, but this pickup was just special.

A teenager drove this?

His father was into car restoration, so it was a father-son project between the two of them. It was certainly the coolest ride at our school. I was jealous that someone else had it and I didn’t, but I could never hold that against the car.

Other than school did you ever see one up close?

There was a track not too far from where I grew up, and we used to go to drag races. A lot of those were heavily modified vehicles, but I like seeing them stock. I’ll take a 700hp vehicle if that’s all you’ve got, but the 1937 Ford pickup is so good looking the way it was made, you really don’t need to do anything to it.

To enter the contest, visit www.TodaysMotorVehicles.com/MyFavoriteRide and fill out the entry form. Only completed forms will qualify.

The entry deadline is May 31, 2016, with winners announced in the July issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

For a full set of rules, please visit www.TodaysMotorVehicles.com/MyFavoriteRide.