For the final 40 years, auto mechanic Sam Bell has made no bones about his ideas on folks’ dependency on non-public autos. And because the proprietor of the Lusty Wrench in Cleveland Heights, he has been in a unique place of fixing these vehicles all whereas touting an eco-pleasant ideology.
“The world is on a fireplace, and we in Northeast Ohio reside in an air-high quality non-attainment zone,” Bell told the Heights Observer final month, quickly after retiring from the enterprise and formally closing his store. “The personal vehicle is the spawn of the satan. Quit your automobile, at the very least as a lot as you’ll be able to: stroll, bike, take public transit, or carpool as an alternative.”
Bell remains to be cleaning out the house that has been an auto store because of the Nineteen Twenties once we caught up with him earlier this week. He says he agrees along with his earlier assertion, that automobiles are of the satan. However, he presently owns vehicles, too. He isn’t saying folks want to offer them up solely, be conscientious of their carbon footprint.
“I’ve mentioned that for the previous 40 years, and I’ve been servicing [cars] in that point,” Bell says. “The idea was that I might make them considerably higher than they have been. I’ve been attempting to scale back air pollution.”
During the last long time, Bell’s enterprise has received many awards regionally and nationally for service in addition to its environmentally-pleasant angle, however now it is time for him to maneuver on.