Meet Walter Thomas a 91-year old retiree who has a rather unusual bucket list wish.
“He told me a long time ago that he always wanted to back a car through the garage door,” granddaughter Becky Goers told the Woodstock Independent.
Why? asks KMRG reporter Rick Couri.
“He always wondered if the garage door would pop off, or if the frame would come down with it,” she explained.
Becky, a driver’s education teacher, called in a few favors and made it happen. Grandson Andrew Thomas found a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo, and his brother Brian discovered a garage Walter could wreck.
Donning a crash helmet and with family watching, Walter climbed behind the wheel, hit the gas, and barreled backwards through the wooden door.
Family members laughed, cried and cheered as flying wood settled around the driveway.
“That was crazy,” Walter told the paper while smiling ear to ear. “We really took the door down.” He also answered his lifelong question. The garage door was destroyed, but the frame was undamaged.