Classic Cars

1948 Pontiac Silver Streak has been a resident of Wooster since 1969

Gene Varns with his 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak.

WOOSTER – Gene Varns has never been one to shy away from adventure.

A lifelong Wooster resident, Varns, 70, still skis at least once a week on a variety of runs each winter.

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Now retired from a long career as a machinist, he maintains an active repair shop in a freestanding structure behind the house where he and his wife, Joyce, have lived for 34 years.

Gene can fix just about anything, from lawn mowers to classic cars, and his fondness for automobiles took him on a remarkable journey more than 50 years ago – a journey that united him with a other love of his life – right behind his wife, children and granddaughter. — a 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak, which he takes care of and drives occasionally to this day.