Friday, July 04, 2014

Bob Davis has a love for all things Mustang: Roanoke County man's license plate links past and present

ROANOKE, VA. -  We've had dozens of you send in pictures of your bumper stickers and license plates and the unique stories behind them. One man in Roanoke County has a license plate that connects not only two of his passions but his present and his past.

Bob Davis' first love isn't cars, it's planes. He served four years in the Air Force. During the mid-1960s he was stationed in Puerto Rico where he worked on bombers.

"We were glorified service station attendants," he says with a laugh. "What we would do is check the oil, fill her up, check the tires."

It was during that time, in 1964, Ford introduced the Mustang, legend has it the name is a nod to the P-51 Mustang fighter plane that became famous during World War II.

"Warbird" Bob's garage is a shrine to his two passions- his 1964 Mustang and his collection of World War II radio controlled planes. They are united by his license plate which simply reads "P-51A." I had to see both in motion and find out how the R-C seed was planted. Watch the video above to see the rest of the story.

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