Neighbor Joe Pyrek wrote in about his Shoebaru project, which adds background to this previously posted picture:
Over the past few months, I’ve been building up two Subaru Foresters to look like a pair of Chuck Taylors. Many Oregon Hill residents have stopped by and asked what we were doing and have kept up with our progress and everything. Perhaps you too have seen the shoe cars at the corner of Laurel and Idlewood.
Once we are doing “shoe-ing” the cars, we are shipping them to the UK and will then be driving from southern England to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. We are doing this under the team name “Shoebaru” and are raising money for Awassa Children’s Project, an orphanage located in Ethiopia that houses, educates, and cares for children who were primarly orphaned from parents that had AIDS.
Richmond Magazine featured one of the cars in its most recent issue and Joe will be on the Elliot in the Morning radio show tomorrow morning to talk about the trip.