This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been deserted in Arizona in 1978 by the household of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the individuals from HOT ROD Publication, along with Rick, spent four days bringing the automobile back from the dead with strategies to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1, with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the automobile. Look for part two, loaded with road-trip humor. The story is printed in the September 2011 concern of RACER Publication.