HUDSON, Florida - Soft cloth in hand, Werner Heymann shines the car he expects his daughter to glow from. "For my daughter's wedding tomorrow," he says while buffing a fender.
But this 1926 Ford Model T is more than just an antique - it's kind of a good luck charm on wheels. "Nobody's ended in divorce yet," says Heymann.
That track record began back in 1927 with the marriage of Thomas and Carrie Scott. They drove the car on their honeymoon. Then in 1951, the couple handed the keys over to their daughter, Berdeen, and her new husband, Harold.
"He fixed it up and we used it on our honeymoon," says Harold Neufeld. "I didn't have a car, so I thought of it as transportation."
Berdeen adds, "This was the first car he had driven."
Next, in 1986, it was daughter Donna's turn. She and Werner cruised around Winnipeg on their wedding day. "It was fun. [We] got a lot of looks and a lot of attention," says Donna Heymann.