September 2017

September 20th, 2017 by Sherry Grantz

A Dream Come True, the Larry Albedi Story
from Wheelworks by Blake Tatum

San Francisco in the thirties and forties, had to be an exciting place to grow up. . .

Enter a 16-year-old boy.  Tall, thin, thick combed back hair, big toothy smile.  You have not a concern in the world other then your parents insisting that you get a job. Their insistence is based on their desire to instill a strong work ethic at an early age.

This is San Franciscan born Larry Albedi.  A kid looking for a job when he stumbles into a shop owned by the Bignotti brothers.  Larry was looking for a job and just like most things in life the most insignificant event can change the course of your life forever. I do not know what convinced the Bignotti Brothers to hire Larry, but his good looks and his deep baritone voice surely had an influence.  Larry did not have a clue how this chance encounter would forever change his life.

In the very short term Larry was able to go home and tell his father that he had a job; in the long term this wandering 16 year old found a purpose in life that would forever change him.

Larry knew that driving and owning his own car was his ultimate goal.  Larry also knew that his father’s ultimate goal was for his son to be an attorney.  What Larry’s father did not know was his son was a pretty smart kid and was more then capable of finding his way through life by letting his passion be the driving force.

Read Larry Albedi’s complete story in the September issue of The Wheel –>