Back in 1965, Sam and six friends purchased the same model 1965 Buick Wildcat in different colors – Sam’s was red. Sam and his buddies were best known as the “Rainbow Kids” because they would line up the cars at the local White Castle and show them off. The “Rainbow Kids” — especially Sam and his close friend George — were known for raising heck! They even spent time running in the fields from the Sheriff’s department and once siphoned gas from a deputy. Fast forward 50 years and Sam was able to track down one of those Rainbow beauties, which turned out to be his dear friend George’s blue Wildcat. George had given the car to his son, Jay, when he graduated from high school. Sam convinced Jay to meet and discuss the car. Jay had no intentions of selling the car and had even turned down some promising offers, but Jay recognized the connection between Sam and his father as they shared old memories and pictures of the cars. Jay decided the cars should be together so he sold it to his father’s closet friend. Sam and his wife now show the cars together. They park them next to each other with signs that say “His" and “Hers.”
I was born and raised in Traverse City. I recently joined the Hagerty team and couldn’t be happier! My dream car is 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.