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Carl’s last ride on Route 66 December 20, 2013

Posted by Ron Warnick in People, Vehicles.
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Eighty-four-year-old Carl Johns, a nursing home resident, was asked if there was anything he wanted to do before he died.

He said he wanted to ride in a 1956 Chevrolet. Apparently he always admired the car, but never was able to buy one because of family responsibilities.

On Wednesday, Johns received his wish with a cruise in a ’56 Bel Air down Route 66. The Victorville Daily Press filed this story, but the video the newspaper produced tells the story better than anything.

(Image of a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air by Katherine Tompkins via Flickr)


1. Susan Yates - December 20, 2013

No words of mine can add anything to this remarkable story, but I wanted to thank you, Ron, for posting it.

2. wanderingseniors - December 21, 2013

What a wonderful story. Kudos to the organizers and all who helped. I can just imagine the joy Mr. Johns felt as he took the ride of his dreams.

3. Lee Sundermeyer - December 22, 2013

I know this word is thrown around too much, but man, this was AWESOME! Thanks to much for sharing it!

4. Marissa - January 9, 2014

He was an amazing man and since then has passed over the weekend but he got his last wish <3 amazing family

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