DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Charlie At The Denver Art Museum

April 30, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr denver1 DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Charlie At The Denver Art Museum

“The last 5,000 miles, I’ve put on in the last six months.“

The Ride
The Driver: Charlie
Vehicle in Question: White 1979 Ford Courier
Spotted at: The Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204


Q: Welcome to Defend Your Ride Denver. What year, make and model is your truck?

A: I have a 1979 Ford Courier with 53,000 miles on it.

Q: Only 53,000 miles? How is it 33 years old with so few miles on it? Have you had the engine replaced?

A: No, it’s the original engine. The last 5,000 miles I’ve put on in the last six months. It only had 48,000 miles on it when I bought it.

Q: What is the Courier’s main use?

A: Pretty much everything. There’s a pretty good fishing spot about 100 miles west from here. Dollar really loves to go camping and fishing.

Q: How did you get the Courier?

A: I drove down an ally and put a sign on the door of the truck saying, if you want to sell this truck, call me. Five years later, nobody had called, so five years later, I went back again and said, if you want to sell this truck, call me. He called and said, did you leave a note on my truck five years ago? I said, yeah I did. He said, I recognized the writing.

Q: How has the Courier held up for you?

A: I’ve had no problems with it! It has held up well.

Photos and interview by Heather Ruck

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