JUNCTION CITY - It was the color purple that attracted Don Reed to the 1946 Chevrolet truck parked in his garage on West Shelby Street.
His 19-year-old niece saw the purple and gray truck at a Somerset cruise-in. "She had a fit over it," he said.
He took a look and decided to purchase it.
"I get to drive it and shine it," Reed said. "But it actually it's hers," he said of his partner, Pattie Wilson, who happily agreed to pose for a picture with the truck.
Reed has fixed up seven cars and trucks that he either traded or sold. This one was totally refurbished and ready for the road. "It looked like that when I bought it," said Reed.