Her car is 82. She’s 102. Both still going strong!
By Bob Dyer – Akron Beacon Journal
October 4, 2012
Jackson Township, Ohio — Not many folks change their own oil anymore.
Fewer still are women.
And I’ll bet you a week’s pay there’s not another woman on the planet who continues to change her own oil at the age of 102.
Meet Margaret Dunning of Plymouth.
I’m serious. Born in 1910. Still sharp. Still spunky. Still crawling around under the hood with a funnel and an oil pan.
Of course, this is no ordinary car. It’s her baby, a 1930 Packard 740 Roadster.
She bought it back in ’49 when it was in sad shape. Four upholstery jobs and 22 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer later, it became the first vehicle to be awarded a perfect 100-point score by the Classic Car Club of America.
Mind you, this woman has had a driver’s license for 90 years. Got her first one at the age of 12.
Really. Her father died that year, and her mother, who didn’t drive, needed someone who could. The family was politically connected, and Mom was able to wrangle a license for little Margaret.
It was a good life, growing up on the farm. She had some interesting neighbors, too. Henry Ford’s family lived only a few miles away.
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