We said farewell to our most loyal steed, Rebirtha, our '98 Ford Ranger in April, 2013.
Rebirtha hauled 1500 lbs of cucumbers over Parley's Canyon, (7,120 ft) multiple times a week for over two years. She carried more than 200,000 jars of pickles from the kitchen we rented in Kamas, Utah to our storage unit in Park City where we originally ran sales & distribution.
Rebirtha drove us to our first meeting with Whole Foods in Boulder, Colorado and lugged over
1,000 lbs of pickles and gear to hundreds of farmers markets each week. Her engine would occasionally smoke, but she never failed us, not once.
Her final journey as the Yee-Haw pickle hauler was pulling us and our trailer over the 11,018 ft Red Mountain Pass outside of Durango, Colorado, where we had been passing out pickle brine shots at an endurance mountain bike race. She overheated on top of the pass and let us know it was time for retirement.
Convinced that Rebirtha would be heading to pasture, we listed her topper for sale. In a twist of fate, the family who purchased her white cap collected and pimped out Ford Rangers. We couldn't believe it, but the next day, they came back to the Brine House with a trailer and loaded her up, cap and all.
A few months later we received a picture of Rebirtha. She had a new engine and was shined up to tip top form. She is now enjoying life as a weekend cruiser.
Thank you Rebirtha, we couldn't have done it without you ol' girl!