This 1928 Chevy was originally Elmer Short's delivery truck
"We even gave it a grease job because we were going to take my dad, Evan's dad, and Gerald Crawfis (our shop man) to the Detroit Tigers' baseball game."
A Bluffton classic: Dean Sommers (or is it Evan Herr?) on the left, Dean Niswander on the right, standing in front of a classic Bluffton vehicle.
Paul Diller took this photo. Joanne Niswander provided the story: I've never seen this car that Dean and Evan Herr had - but I've heard plenty about it since Dean was very proud of his "red baby." In fact, he wrote something about it – here it is in his own words:
"My first car was a well-used 1928 Chevy two-door sedan. This car came from the local florist (Elmer Short) and he used it to deliver floral arrangements to the churches and other places.
Evan Herr and I cleaned it up and painted it McCormick-Deering (Farmall) Red.
We even gave it a grease job because we were going to take my dad, Evan's dad, and Gerald Crawfis (our shop man) to the Detroit Tigers' baseball game.
The only problem was that when we went across the railroad track, it shimmied. We ended up taking #9 wire and tied the tie-rod to the axle.
"That helped us get to Detroit and to the game."