Owner: Johnny Patterson
Maych is a 1972 GMC Sierra Grande 1/2 ton pickup. He is named for my father, Martin Hamilton Patterson. I was 2 years old when my father died in an automobile accident, so I never really knew him. But for as long as I can remember, when friends or relatives spoke of my father they would always call him Maych. It was not until I was a teenager that I learned Maych was not my father’s given name but was what a youngster heard when his initials, M. H., were spoken with the sweet southern accent of my youth.
Maych has won numerous awards including “Best Chevy Truck” — what can I say, they didn’t have a trophy for “Best GMC Truck”. Maych even has his own web site (http://www.pattson.com/maych) where I’ve chronicled his restoration from day 1 until the present, including costs.
One of the first items I purchased when I began Maych’s restoration was a set of new seat covers from Jim Carter. Even though they were practically the last item to be installed, the seat covers were such an exact match to the originals, I wanted to have them on-hand in case Jim Carter decided to quit carrying them.