Broken Road in Peterson's Four Wheel Off Road Magazine
Broken Road - a shop that specializes in Jeep repairs, restorations, and creating a Jeep
from parts is in the December Issue of Petersen's Four Wheel Off Road
Magazine. The December issue is the largest one of the year and features Broken Road on its cover and
in a three-page spread.
Curt Lively Jr. of Croydon Flat and Andrew Parker of Unity NH own the Croydon Flat
shop. The men have been in business for the past five years. Curt and Andrew attribute
their success and skills to their love of the vehicle, Yankee ingenuity, and a strong work
Lively and Parker met the publisher and writer Rick Pewe (pronounced Payway) for the
renowned magazine when he bought a 1950's Jeepster from the shop. Parker reports a
friend listed the vehicle on Ebay and told Parker, that Rick Pewe was the person
interested in the vehicle; Parker thought it was a joke. Parker is a fan of Pewe's and has
followed his writing throughout the years. "I'll believe it when he walks through the
door." Parker said, but he didn't need to wait that long. He received a call from Pewe to
arrange to pick up the vehicle.
Rick Pewe flew in from California and came to Croydon to pick up the vehicle. In the
October issue of Petersen's, Pewe wrote an article about the shop. Broken Road's Annual
Off Road Excursion, a customer appreciation event, impressed Pewe. Lively says the
event is held around Father's Day and it's family oriented with a strict no drinking or
littering of the trails. Following the event is a BBQ.
Both Lively and Parker put a strong emphasis on family and it's evident. Parker and his
wife Andrea have a three year old daughter Aura and Parker brings her to work when she
is not in school. Aura was in the office during my visit, quietly playing. Parker joked and
said she was ahead of the curve and can change lug nuts already. Lively is single, but
looking and says he never gets out of the shop long enough. Therefore, ladies if you want
to meet him, you'll have to stop by. For those interested in the shop's work, call 863-7924.
Antique Appraisal Day
Nate Carey of Grantham brought in a Buddy L ca 1939 antique toy truck for appraisal
day. The truck's appraisal was approximately $400.00 according to Andrew Katz
appraiser from Norwich Vt.
Nate Carey with his 1939 Buddy L antique toy truck.
Carey said the truck belonged to his wife's father and he was not surprised of the
estimated value, noting his wife has done some investigation on the toy.
Buddy L was one of the most successful lines of toy vehicles. It was introduced by Fred
Lundahl and named for his son.
Antique Appraisal Day was sponsored by the Croydon Historical Society and is held each
year in the fall.
The next meeting of the Croydon Historical Society is Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:00 in the
Samuel Morse House on Rt. 10.
Flu Shot Clinic
The VNA is hosting a flu shot clinic on Oct. 28, Tuesday from 7-8 p.m .Cost is $35.00
cash or check. VNA will bill Medicare, Harvard Pilgrim Health, Medicaid, and
Anthem if you bring your insurance card.
October 31 is the day for the Annual Halloween Parade from the Croydon Village School
to the Coniston Store.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Bingo, Thurs. at the Croydon Fire Station at 6:30 pm. doors open at 4:30 pm.
Sunday church service at 10 am in the Croydon Flat Church.
Selectmen meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the selectman's office in the Town Hall.
PTO meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Croydon Village School.
School Board meets the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Croydon Village School.