I wrote this article as one of the first articles on the website and many of the pictures and scans are poor because that was the equipment that I had at the time.
The Story of Rachel.... The OFCC Poster Girl
We first met Rachel Mudge Veitch, age 78, registered parlimentarian, sorting through the T-shirts in the Old Farts Car Club tent. She wanted to buy a certain size, but we were down to the last shirt in that size and it had a stain on it. She mercilessly beat one of the OFCC members down on the price... ridiculous low. A member standing off to the side said I'll take the thing at that price! Rachel said, "no you won't, I haggled them down, and you're not going to get it"!.
She was wearing a white silk
'Winston Cup' jacket and said she loved cars, and learned that she had come
all the way down from Pittsburgh to visit the Daytona International Speedway.
She wanted to be the first in line to have her picture taken in front of the
Daytona Victory Lane sign.
She began to tell the story
of the Mercury Comet Caliente that she is sitting in. She calls it "LaChariot"
and she has owned it since new. She said,"wait a minute, I've got something
to show you, and she took off all the way across the speedway to her car to
get her scrapbook. She returned a short time later. without missing a breath
and began again the story of her "La Chariot". She bought it brand
new for $3200. and has every piece of paper that ever had anything to do with
"LaChariot". She had a picture of her and the car when they were both
a little newer.
She had newspaper articles
about her car and her adventures, and she had documentation of about every thing
ever done to the car since it was new!
We are proud to have met Rachel...
She is the very embodyment of the 'American Automotive Culture and Experience', and that is why she has been choosen as the poster girl of the Old Farts Car Club. When ever we get down or discouraged think about Rachel.
The OFCC is trying to become her agent, but they figure they'll need money, guns, & lawyers... 'cause knowing Rachel they will be lucky to get 2%!
Ya know, Rachel... I somehow get the feeling, you ain't no 'Sunday Driver'