VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Members of the “Bridge City Cruisers Club” presented Ryan Metcalf with his fully restored 1966 Chevrolet Impala after they and several other members in the community worked on the project.
Metcalf says it’s hard to find words to thank all those who worked on a car he has wanted to restore since he was a kid.
Metcalf served for 15 months in Iraq and did a second tour of duty for 12 months in Kuwait with the North Dakota National Guard. Bridge City Cruisers member Clay Adams says the work to restore the car is a token of our appreciation to Ryan for serving our country.
Bridge City Cruisers member Terry Gortmaker says pictures of car restoration were taken from start to finish.
Bridge City Cruisers member Terry Johnson says the restoration was a labor of love for many people and he thanked all those people and businesses that donated time or money for the project. Johnson also thanks the owner of the Van Bruggen garage in Valley City.
Ryan’s grandfather Ralph Metcalf says the car was owned by one of his farmhands and had been stored in a shed since 1981.
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