Blood, sweat and tears and about $13000: that’s what one Wausau man has put into a project benefitting our nation’s veterans.
Dale Lindwall has spent three years restoring a 1948 Plymouth P15 Deluxe. He says at the time of purchase, the car had been sitting atop a rock pile for 50 years and required a total overhaul of its engine and interior. Now, Lindwall is raffling off his prized possession in hopes of raising at least $70000 to pay for 100 veterans to take part in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Lindwall says the car represents to him the struggles many veterans face.
Lindwall, a Vietnam veteran himself had no particular reason for buying the vehicle. He owns two other collector cars, but says something told him to take this one home.
Lindwall’s car will be on display locally at the Cruisin’ Oldies Car Show July 21st. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Loopy’s in Loomis and Loopy’s 2, Applejacks in Marinette, and the Hometown Pharmacy in Peshtigo. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. The drawing will take place on August 24th- the car’s 70th birthday.