'Big Red' barely fits in the garage.

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Owner: Gary Rogers, Everett

Occupation: Retired, BNSF Railway

Car’s make and model: 1964 Impala Four-Door Sedan

“I love my car because … It was my Mother’s car. Mom and Dad bought it new at Thornberry Chevrolet in Marysville. Mom passed away two years later and Dad kept it in memory of her. It was the car that Dad always let a half-dozen family members borrow, and when they borrowed it, the car always came back with a new dent. Over the years Mom’s Impala became undrivable and was put in a barn where the chickens and peacocks lived on it. Dad passed the Impala on to me when he was 99 years old. There were 114,000 miles on the car and it took a lot of restoration work to get back to original stock condition. I drove Mom’s car to the VCCA National Meet in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2006. It made the trip very special, taking Mom’s Impala. I call the car “Big Red” because it barely fits in my garage. Mom would sure be proud of this Impala today.”

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