It is official. We own a hillbilly rig.
The fact that the deal was made while two bus drivers (My Loving Spouse and Co-worker) were fueling their buses at a truck stop, does not make it a Hillbilly Rig. The fact that we could pay for it with one trip through the ATM, does not make it a Hillbilly Rig. (These facts just make it an extra vehicle, that was cheap, that My Loving Spouse thought he could fix, so My Girl could drive again to work in something other than our vehicles).
A Hillbilly Rig is often fixed with duct tape.A Hillbilly Rig often has bits missing that are replaced with hand tools….such as window cranks (for those of you, that know how to crank a window).A Hillbilly Rig needs special instructions for regular features, such as how to open the door, because a bolt dropped off. How to start it, because I could not stomp on the clutch hard enough to engage the switch, so My Loving Spouse installed a starter switch for it.A Hillbilly Rig has an antenna ball on the antenna, even though it doesn’t have a radio. A Hillbilly Rig has fancy mud flaps, which the seller wants back, because they are special to him.My Loving Spouse started to explain to me how to take the key out of the ignition, but I told him to not bother. I am leaving the key in. No one is going to steal it, because:
a. They need to know that the key is in it.
b. They need to know how to open the door.
c. They need to know how to start it.
d. They need to know how to drive a stick.
A Hillbilly Rig inspires perfectly ‘normal’ friends to say things to you, such as,
‘We’ve got to pick up some cheap beer and drive up into the hills.’
My Girl better learn to drive a stick and fast, because I want my car back.
Come and visit us…we’ve got a rig you can borrow!