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Bad News travels fast to local car shows

Published June 25. 2010 05:00PM

When Mike Tracy of Tamaqua was 12 years old, he had a model of a 1960 Modified Chevy Sedan Delivery car painted bright orange with the lettering "Bad News." When he got older, he wanted to own a life-size one and looked for one over the years. In 1984, he was car-pooling with a guy and they got to talking and Mike told him he what he was looking for. He told Mike he had such a car and sold it to him. It sat in Mike's garage for 20 years because he was busy working with being a husband and father raising three children. Finally in 2004 he was able to have it painted just like the model he had all those years ago. It took another three years before he had it show ready. Now he enjoys going to car shows like the one at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown where he can talk "cars" and their stories with others who share the same interest. His "Bad News" Chevy always draws a lot of admirers, like Katelyn Heffelfinger and Abby Huber.

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