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Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights Terry Gale of Rambler Ranch

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Elizabeth, CO - Being on the cover of Hemmings 75 Top Car Museums edition is only one of Terry Gale’s greatest achievements. As the founder and curator of Rambler Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado, Terry and his partner, Daniel Green, manage over 800 vintage NASH, AMC and Rambler cars, along with vintage appliances, mannequins, retro rooms, gift shop, a dining room for 50, a large picnic area for 200, and more.

When asked why AMC and NASH instead of more expensive makes, Terry explains, “NASH and American Motors contributed so much to the industry but were never given credit. For example, they were the first to have heating and ventilation, seat belts, a unibody—features big car makers still offer today that NASH was the first to do. NASH really struggled to compete, and were always the underdog. That’s also why I like them.”

Terry learned his love for old cars from his dad. “My dad liked old cars, and I would help him work on cars in the garage. He worked for the railroad and owned a septic tank/backhoe service, so he was mechanically inclined. I have his 1948 GMC truck, a 1940 Plymouth, and a NASH, and my nephew is bringing me a 1972 Chevy truck from my dad, the last of my dad’s cars at the farm.

Terry isn’t stopping with cars. “I show everything NASH was involved in. We have quite a large kitchen appliance collection, Wheelhorse garden tractors, a couple of Denver city buses. I want to educate people about NASH. They’ve been forgotten.”

Rambler Ranch opens the last weekend in May through the end of September,and depending on weather, sometimes October.

For more information about Terry Gale or Rambler Ranch, please visit https://www.RamblerRanch.com