Rebuilding cars habit forming

Dean Soares (left) and his brother Joe Soares discuss the
engine in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Shawn
Adams of Culbertson during the Melon Roast Car Show
Sunday at Brickyard Park.

Rebuilding classic cars has been a lifelong addiction for Roger Peters.

“You know how people get hooked on drugs? This is very similar,” he said. “I just don’t have the needle marks, but I’ve got the scars (on his hands).”

The 73-year-old Juniata man attended the fourth-annual Melon Roast Car Show with wife, Kay, and his latest rebuilding effort, a nearly 20-foot-long purple 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville with whitewall tires.

The Cadillac was one of more than 200 cars on display Sunday afternoon at Brickyard Park.

“In school, I had text books just like everybody else, but I used to have one of them little hot rod magazines sitting inside of mine,” Roger said. “I used to draw pictures of the cars I liked. I didn’t get a very good education, but I sure love cars.”

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