Friday Fictioneers: Wheel Estate

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Al Forbes

PHOTO PROMPT – © Al Forbes

Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100

“Deee-troit Iron.”

That’s what a coterie of snobbish car show entrants called Walter’s meticulously restored 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.

The total cost of his Caddy was much less than that of their classic Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. Did that somehow diminish the quality of his workmanship in their minds?

Walter enjoyed driving his restoration projects around town. Their cars never left the garage between shows.

When he tired of the automobile, or was offered the ‘right’ price, he flipped it (sold it) and bought another classic American car to work on.

“Wheel Estate,” was how he described his new passion.


Click on the blue frog to view entries from other writers in this Challenge.

  13 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Wheel Estate

  1. March 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Love the new phrase!!!

    • March 7, 2016 at 6:24 AM

      Thanks, Roger. A former neighbor came up with it to describe his passion for collecting, restoring, and selling classic cars. He is the only car guy that I know who actually drives these restored beauties around town between shows.

  2. March 2, 2016 at 12:29 AM

    I like Walter’s work attitude. Good story.

  3. March 1, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    Dear Allan,

    We have a friend in New Zealand who does that with motorcycles. Good one.



    • March 1, 2016 at 6:29 AM

      Thanks, Rochelle. This story is actually a combination of two people I know who participate in car shows, ranging from Classic American cars to Concours d’Elegance entries.

  4. Sue
    March 1, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    Walter was on to a wheely good thing!

  5. February 29, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Walter is right, I enjoyed your story.

  6. Dale
    February 29, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    It’s good to have a hobby… 😉

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