Muscle car still rolling after 39 years - Fenton Tri County Times

Herman Ferguson of Fenton has owned his 1972 Monte Carlo for the last 39 years. A 1977 graduate of Fenton High School, Ferguson is a lifelong resident of Fenton. “There was an older gentleman on Squaw Lake who bought the car new in 1971,” said Ferguson. “He drove it for about a year and a half before my mother bought it. She drove it for two years before selling it to me for $1,600. ”. Ferguson said he attended school, played football and other sports, and worked to pay his mother off seven... “I never drove it in the winter,” said Ferguson. “We all got ‘winter beaters,’ cars we would drive during the winter weather months,” he said. Ferguson said his first “winter beater” was a 1965 Tempest wagon. Ferguson’s love of “muscle cars” stemmed from his older brother, Steve. “When I was in junior high school it seemed all the older guys had really cool cars. Steve Ferguson entered the U. S. Army in 1979. “He (Steve) used to send me money and I used it to buy parts and stuff I needed to restore the car. “When my brother got out of the Army, he had like a brand new 1965 Impala,” Ferguson said. Today, Ferguson, the owner of Ferguson Lawn & Tree Service says he drives a pickup truck, for work and everyday travels. Source: