When I was a wee, impressionable lad in the early '90s my then-uncle and godfather worked for a local manufacturing company that built and shipped components to the US (he was the truck driver). He would routinely carry the item down and come back empty. The company ended up getting a large contract for several items in Texas and my uncle got the idea to start bringing back cars. One such car was a 1967 Fairlane 500 two door. I have many fond memories of spending time at my uncle's house and playing around the car, watching the restoration progress in its various stages. Unfortunately, life happens and my aunt divorced my uncle after my grandmother died and I never really saw him or his car much after that.
This evening I was browsing Facebook and a friend of mine posted a picture of a 67 Fairlane a friend of his was building; I recognized my godfather's car immediately! I contacted the now-owner (my godfather's cousin) and talked about the car and went through his build album. Turns out he bought the car in 2011 and has been building it ever since, taking advantage of the huge classic car restoration market that has sprung up that wasn't available in the 90s. He is doing the car justice and I can't wait to see it finished!