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Car collector Dick Burdick stands by one of his beloved classic cars at his museum, Dickʼs Classic Car Garage.

Dick Burdick: The man behind the classic cars

By BIBB UNDERWOOD
 
This interview began as all my interviews do, with the request to the interviewee to “tell me about yourself.” Dick Burdick responded, “Well, I guess I will begin at the beginning. I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1929. My parents came to Wyoming from Pennsylvania where my dad worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad.” He interrupted his personal chronology with a slight diversion about his father. “In his younger days my dad was a lumberjack.  In those days, they floated the logs down the river to the sawmill. He was working a logjam when he fell off a log and broke both arms and both legs. He spent several months in an Erie, Pa. hospital. His roommate was a telegrapher and he taught my dad telegraphy.” With that skill, Dick’s dad got a job with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
 
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