My dad has been working on a little project for Ryan, and was very excited to finish it up and have Ryan use it while we were visiting for Thanksgiving. I think he (my dad) had a lot of fun finding the body of the car and redoing parts...a new seat, an old-fashioned barrel that nails came in for the "engine", brakes made by a good friend of dad's. He got a kick of finding just the right parts, and the car turned out great! He is kind of a car nut, and knows a lot about all the mechanical going-ons of cars (poor thing had two girls, not that into cars!). So here is Ryan in his very own soap-box racer:
First, Daddy had to pull and guide a bit:
But then Ryan got the hang of steering and braking, and we let him loose on the downhills:
I told him that when Ryan gets older, he can go spend a week with Gramps and help him build one! And then when he gets to be driving age, he can go spend a week and take a real car apart with Gramps!