Craig Vechorik(left) of Bench Mark Works in Sturgis talks with Nick Jeffcoat of Florence about Vechorik's 1942 BMW R75 with a MG 34 machine gun and driven side-car wheel while exhibiting the bike at the Euro Fest in Ridgeland recently. / Barbara Gauntt/ The Clarion-Ledger
In 1967, at age 16, Craig Vechorik was given the keys to his first car - a 1958 Rambler that had more miles on it than a road map.
"I hadn't had it no time before I tore the clutch out of it," says Vechorik, 60. "My dad told me he couldn't afford to have it fixed. So he bought me a box of tools, a motor manual, the parts for it and told me to fix it myself... Read more