One of Ron's favourite adventures was in the
Buick Grand National. He recalls that one evening he couldn't
sleep, so he got up quietly, without waking his wife, Bonnie,
and went for a drive in the Buick while still in his pyjamas.
He drove into Sudbury, and since it was a Friday night, some
young "punks" in a Mustang drove beside him and
challenged him to a "drag" down the street. The
light turned green and Ron resisted as the Mustang took off
like a shot to the next set of lights. When Ron pulled up
beside the Mustang, the young kids once again challenged him
and sent a few derogatory comments his way. This time Ron was
mad, and when the light turned green, he floored it. At the
next lights, when the Mustang finally pulled up beside him,
the kids showed a lot of humble respect for this "old guy
in his pyjamas".