Once upon a time there was an 80+ chain-smoking geezer name of Ed. Ed was everyone’s favorite geezer. Worked around the place down at Matt’s Off-Road Recovery Yard in Hurricane, Utah doing, well, doing whatever older guys living in a trailer in the yard do.
Long time back Ed was a professional prospector in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Ed had a sort-a jeep to get to and from his claims deep in the mountains. One winter long ago a landslide closed a logging road that led to the claim. The slide stranded Ed’s jeep deep in the mountains. He hiked out.
Trapped in the Sierras the sort-a-jeep weathered snow and storms and long summer nights. For forty years. Then one day folks at Matts’s Off-Road Recovery decided they would find it and “recover” it.
Their motto for this epic effort? “No problem. We’ve done this thousands of times.”