In a heartwarming tale of love, loss, and family, a group of kids came together to restore their dad’s 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in memory of their late mother. The car, which was bought new by Richard Schmidt, served as the ultimate cruiser for Richard and his late wife Kitty. However, soon its needs were overshadowed by the needs of their growing family, and Richard tucked the car away… for 40 years.
Richard’s story is a testament to the power of family and the strength that comes from being surrounded by those who love you. Despite the many ways life can kick you around, the support of loved ones can move mountains and bring light to even the darkest of times.
The story begins with Richard and Kitty, a young couple who bought the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible when it was new. They enjoyed cruising around in it, feeling the wind in their hair and the roar of the engine beneath them. However, as their family grew, the car was put on the back burner, and soon it was forgotten, sitting in storage for over four decades.
Years later, Richard’s wife Kitty passed away, leaving behind a hole in the family that could never be filled. However, her passing also brought the family together, and they found solace in each other’s company. One day, Richard’s kids stumbled upon the old Dodge Challenger and realized that it could be a way to honor their mother’s memory and bring their family closer together.
Despite the car being in poor condition, the kids were determined to restore it to its former glory. They spent countless hours researching and gathering parts, all while working with their dad to bring the car back to life. The project became a labor of love, a way for the family to come together and remember their mother and wife.
As the restoration progressed, the car began to take on a new life. The family worked tirelessly to bring the car back to its original condition, using every resource at their disposal. They worked together, laughed together, and even shed a few tears together as they poured their hearts into the project.
Finally, after months of hard work, the car was finished. The once forgotten Dodge Challenger was now a shining example of the family’s love and dedication. The car was a tribute to their mother, a symbol of her love for her family, and a testament to the power of family to overcome even the toughest of obstacles.