August 11, 2019
Sunday morning as I drove through the town of Lameque, New Brunswick I spotted this combo in the parking lot of an auto repair shop:
A rat rod is a type of customized vehicle and also happens to be the license “number” of this particular vehicle which, by the way, was undoubtedly parked there to attract attention (mission accomplished) not because it needed an air conditioning compressor replaced or a nail taken out of it’s right rear tire.
Take a closer look at the front and rear wheel “fenders”:
A tire within a tire. What an idea!
As I was driving north from Miramichi Sunday morning I saw a very similar vehicle, but in a tow truck configuration, driving south – I don’t remember exactly where. I figure it is probably owned by the same person and is perhaps off at a car show or something. I was hoping maybe it would be there when I drove south later in the day Sunday but it wasn’t. I will be going up that way Monday morning so I will check again then.
You will note than the vehicle and trailer are in their natural “rusted” state. When I was in high school in eastern Pennsylvania our school district decided to build a Middle school to reduce the strain on our aging high school. The architects designed a round, windowless building with an open classroom concept in mind (virtually no fixed interior walls, mainly moveable partitions). For they exterior they recommended a material which, when it rusted, would look like wood. Well, when it rusted it looked like rust. It was one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen.
UPDATE – 8/12/19
This morning I did go back to the spot where I saw this vehicle on Sunday hoping that maybe the same person owns the Rat Rod tow truck I saw driving south. It still wasn’t there and perhaps never would have been. It just seems too close in the geographical area to be a coincidence. I will continue looking online.