Tools of the trade

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

Keith Souders of East Palestine was among the participants in the 16th annual East Palestine Car Cruise which benefits Toys for Tots. The event is sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce. Souders brought a 1973 Barbays Milk Co. truck, built by Ford, that he found in a swamp in Louisiana. It was then used as a beer truck. He converted it into a mobile repair shop. He also brought a homemade dune buggy, which he made specifically for sand drag racing. It was built it from a 1976 Chevy pickup. He races often at the Tri-County 4-Wheelers track, the Echo Valley drag strip near East Palestine and at Yankee Lake.