Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ninety-year-old Lonnie Holloway passed away last week, and yesterday his family carried out his final wishes. He was buried in his 1973 Pontiac Catalina, with him sitting in the front seat with his hat on, $100 in his pocket, and his gun collection in the trunk.

Holloway is from Saluda, South Carolina, and as an S.C. native myself I know my people do some strange things, but this is really special here. My dad had an old-school Catalina, too, and my lasting memory of it was when my brother and I were about six or seven years old and we broke the back window in it from a game we were playing that involved us rolling rocks down the sloping back window. My dad was furious (we wore a good one)--he loved that car, but I don't think he loved it this much.

See the news video below of Holloway being buried in his car.


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