Episode 9

Mistakes Were Made: Chris Kirkley, "Tinker and the Saturday Night Car"


September 7th, 2014

14 mins 33 secs

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About this Episode

“Tinker and the Saturday Night Car,” is a moving personal memoir and tribute to a man named Tinker from Minden, Louisiana. As you'll hear in Kirkley's unique voice, Tinker made the questionable decision to purchase a used car of unknown provenance at a roadside bar somewhere outside of Minden. The rest of the story is one of unforeseeable consequences as well as, in the end, the kind of resilience to keep moving that you find in well-built, older American cars and the well-built, older Americans that drive them.