By Matt Schepeler
Buck Gullett of Michigan Center enjoys visiting with people and talking cars at car shows, but is no longer into collecting trophies, which he calls “dust collectors.”
Gullett, who is originally from Kentucky, has owned his 1955 Chevy for two and a half years. The car came from San Antonio, Texas, and did not come to him in show condition. He had to have it painted, twice, before it was satisfactory.
“I had a black ’57 two-door hard top, but everybody said they liked the ’55 better,” said Gullett, who is retired from Dana Corporation, and originally hailed from the great state of Kentucky.
Gullett said he took 28 trophies with his ’57 Chevy, but never bothered to show his ’55 competitively. “I quit going to car shows and setting all day. I got too old for that.”
So, what kind of car did Gullett drive back in 1955? “Probably ’49 Ford,” he said. “My first car, my dad bought for me when I was 13. It was a ’35 Chevrolet coupe.”
“I’ve had a lot of cars through the years.”
While Gullett does not care for day-long car shows, he clearly enjoys visiting with people at the Big Boy cruise nights.