LIMA — Tiffany Hare of rural Lima had a love for driving fast as a teenager. That love naturally drew her attention to her father Al Davis’ 1981 Z28.
Her father also knew of that love of speed. That was why his car was off limits while Hare was in high school.
“I always loved that car when I was younger,” Hare said. “As far as driving it, never, definitely not. I was a speed demon in high school and he wouldn’t let me touch it.”
However, Hare did have a nice car to drive while in school, a 1988 Firebird. She admits to wrecking the car a couple times, lending credit to her father’s forethought. Fifteen years later, in July of 2015, Davis gave the car to Hare. She is now 34 and the mother of two young boys.
“I am more calmed down now,” Hare said. “I think that is probably why I finally got approval. He always said he was going to give me the car someday.”
The car still has all of the original parts, other than a custom stereo that has been put in. Her father purchased the car from a friend who was moving away from the Lima area.
Hare babies the car just like her father did, driving it only in nice weather.
“It is strictly a summer car,” hare said. “It comes out on nice days or for car shows. That’s pretty much it.”
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