On our way down south, we were contacted by readers Connie and Barry. They offered us a place to sleep for a night! We were on a bit of a time crunch, but we really like meeting the people who read about our adventures every day, so we really wanted to come to their place for a visit!
Barry and Connie and Ruth and Kevin
Turns out that Barry used to be a popular race car driver in the Sprint Car series in the 70's and 80's, and he and Connie also owned an auto parts store. We were totally surprised when they presented us with some parts for the little blue car! They gave us an oil filter and an air filter and a set of spark plugs so that we wouldn't have to worry about trying to find this stuff while in Mexico!
Of course Connie and Barry are now retired, and that auto parts store is now run as an online business through e-Bay, by their son Troy and grandson Trevir.
Ruth, with Troy, Connie, and Barry at the B and C Auto Parts warehouse.
I don't know how many of you still do your own tune ups and oil changes, but I do whenever possible, so maybe you do too. If you're interested, you can buy your tune up parts from B and C Auto Parts eBay. They have an excellent rating on eBay, and they ship all over the world without any problems at all.
If you have trouble finding the part number applicable for your vehicle, you can look it up at www.framcatalog.com