'I love my car because ... I love taking my car to shows and meeting new people who have the same passion for cars.'

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Owner: Lisa Raught, Des Moines

Occupation: Stay-at-home mom

Car’s make and model: 1955 Buick Special

“I love my car because … I love taking my car to shows and meeting new people who have the same passion for cars. I enjoy when people come up and tell me that their first date was in this car or their parents had this same car. My Buick has won an award for the best interior. It is fully restored. I’ve had it for about six years. Prior to that, my stepdad had it and we used to go out to lunch in it. I have loved this car since the first time I saw it. I love driving it around Des Moines and taking my two boys to get Slurpees. It is also fun to drive because it has no power steering or power brakes.”


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