Take a moment to imagine yourself behind the wheel of your car (probably named Bud, Big Bertha or more simply, Baby). The windows are rolled down, the wind is whipping through the strands of your hair and your favorite pair of sunglasses sit perched on your nose. You’re probably listening to your favorite high school throwback and although you’re messing up every other word, you’re still singing your heart out.
It’s these simple moments in life that are often the most taken for granted. Driving your car is a luxury, but in today’s world it’s often undervalued. Lee Epting believes in always taking full advantage of every opportunity, even if it’s simply taking his Model-A for a joy ride.
Now Lee doesn’t have much hair for the wind to whip through, but he does enjoy riding around town while reminiscing about how he and his friend, Bob Shields stumbled across the Model-A back in 2000. This diamond in the rough was found buried in an old barn and Lee had a gut feeling that this car could be something special. Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right?
With that, Lee purchased the car, put in a new battery and a tank of gas; it cranked right up! Fast forward to 2001, Lee married the beautiful Jerry Kinnebrew Scruggs and the Model-A was featured in its first wedding.
After its debut the car was an automatic crowd favorite. “This car has been lettin’ folks get away ever since,” says Lee. The Model-A became somewhat of a celebrity and was featured in Not Since You, a movie produced by our own Ashley Epting. This romantic drama takes place at The Hill and follows a group of college friends who reunite at a wedding in Georgia after years apart.
The getaway car can now be found on the Epting’s new television series, Black Tie & BBQ, presented by Comcast XFINITY’s Video on Demand (VOD) platform. This behind-the-scenes event and travel show documents the adventures of Lee, Ashley and Daniel as well as the entire Epting Events crew. Viewers can watch as Lee hightails it down the road, not unlike his granddaddy, who ran whiskey in the North Georgia mountains.
To this day Lee swears there’s nothing better than taking a drive in his cherished Model-A Ford and now, others can understand why Lee loves this car so much. Epting Events has made this 1927 Model-A Ford available for weddings. Couples can now wave their final goodbyes from the Rumble seat while being whisked away in a truly unforgettable vehicle. Several brides have opted for a different approach and decided to feature the Model-A in their photos. Either way, Epting Events can’t wait to let this classic automobile add the perfect touch to any wedding day.