Here at ClassicCars.com, we believe in engaging youth to develop passion for the motoring hobby from a very early age. But what do you say to a boy who wants to drive from Utah to California to buy a Lamborghini?
I certainly would encourage it – unless the boy has only $3 in his pocket, no driver’s license, and the real clincher: he’s only 5!
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention.
Trooper Rick Morgan told Salt Lake City’s KUTV, “I approached the vehicle and I was expecting to find somebody who needed an ambulance or paramedics.”
When the window came down, Morgan was surprised to see “a very underaged driver who was behind the wheel.”
The 5-year-old, Adrian, had managed to get the keys for his parents’ Dodge Journey SUV and drive the 2 miles to Interstate 15 in Ogden, Utah, when the trooper noticed him.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, “His story is that he left home after an argument with Mom, in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. He decided he’d take the car and go to California to buy one himself. He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.”
The parents were contacted and took custody of both the child and the car. No one was injured in the series of events and no Lamborghinis were sold.
Clearly the kid is a “Car Guy.”