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Man marks 101st birthday with spin in vintage car

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[November 14, 2008]  MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man got to take a trip back in time on his 101st birthday. Marvin Hertel wanted to go for a drive in an antique car, since he has fond memories of cranking up a Ford Model T back when he was a teenager in Illinois.

Auto RepairSo, his social worker arranged for a 1936 Auburn Speedster to pick him up from his assisted living apartment in the Dayton suburb of Miamisburg.

Hertel said it was a "real treat."

Social worker Patricia Acker said she called the first vintage car listing she found in the phone book. She said president Dale Oakes of Euro Classics Automobiles in Dayton not only offered the car but also agreed to drive.

Hertel said it was a wonderful way to celebrate his birthday last Sunday.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com/

[Associated Press]

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