Don Begier's
1964 Galaxie 500 2 DR Convertible
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Shortly after the death of our 17 year old son Beau in a car crash in September of 2014, my wife Gina and I decided everything we did until we leave this planet would be about the legacy of our Beau and the healing of our family, including our two daughters Kendall and Brenna.

Our Galaxie represents both legacy and healing. We "stumbled" into the classic car scene. In the summer of 2016, a diner in our hometown sponsored a classic car show and gave all of the proceeds to the Beau Begier Memorial Foundation for a scholarship we award in Beau's memory.

The preparation of information about Beau for the car show, led to me looking for a classic car. You could say I got "hotrod" fever. We were fortunate to find our Galaxie locally. A gentleman in our hometown was selling several cars his elderly father from Arizona had restored. And so began our foray into classic car ownership.

We hope to enter the car in shows as part of our healing. We are looking forward to joining this community and connecting with new friends on our healing journey. Additionally, we hope to spread the word about the Beau Begier Memorial Foundation through the car shows.

At the suggestion of a friend, we named the car "Beauregard" which means Beautiful Vista or Easy on the Eye. This Galaxie is beautiful and easy on the eyes. It is our hope that our time cruising with the top down will provide healing and time to reflect on our beautiful memories of our dear son Beau.

We look forward to sharing our car with others as they share their cars and stories with us.

~ Don Begier

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