Classic Cars on Parade, But Not for Show

Author: Jason / Date: September 15, 2022 / Tags: classic cars

Classic Cars on Parade, But Not for Show

( – US Air Force veteran Jack Foster celebrated his 100th birthday on July 16, 2022. Not surprisingly, friends and family gathered to wish him well on his special day. What was a surprise was a very unique gift delivered right to his doorstep: his very own classic car parade. That’s an especially thoughtful gift for a man who worked in the auto industry for over three decades.

Local police and fire departments in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, helped put together the event. The 100-year-old told Motorious he was shocked to see the classic cars cruise by his home. 

Foster grew up in Flint, Michigan, graduating in 1941 from Northern High School before serving two and a half years in the US Navy Air Corp in the Pacific during the Second World War. He’s now an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 in Davison, Michigan, and the United Auto Workers Local 651. 

The centenarian also spent 32 years of his life working for GM. He adored the job but admitted that it was often challenging. Foster said the company treated him very well during his tenure and that he was an excellent employee. 

As for his home life, Foster called that positive, too. He also shared his secret for living for so long: a good family, a robust support system, three square meals per day, and Ovaltine. The veteran explained that he’s always enjoyed positive health and hasn’t suffered from illness throughout his life aside from the occasional flu. 

Foster was grateful to the classic car community who showed up to make his special day so memorable.

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