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10 Country: Brandi’s Sticker Car

July 23, 2002

Most of us have heard the old saying: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

A Dougherty County teenager proves the old saying doesn't work all the time.

You could say life has its interesting twists and terns, as 17-year-old Brandi Reynolds found out. You may have seen her driving a red sports car in Albany, with a white blinking light on top. “I get glances and glares. I get thumbs up. I get smiles,” she says.

Not so much for the flashing light, but for all those bumper stickers on her car. Not just any bumper stickers, but religious ones.

Not everyone approves of her rolling message. When she parked the car at her high school, some students tried to intimidate her. “The first week I got my car, it was spit on twice. Supposedly some of the students were supposedly take some of the stickers off my car. Someone was supposed to have done something to my light.”

She drove on, saying prayers for them and continuing with her rolling billboard of a car-- a car that was a gift. Yes, a gift from a man she hardly knew. It caused her retired policeman father, Lee, to question such a gift. “What’s the gimmick? What’s going on here?”

You just don't hear about people giving away a car, much less a sports car, a 1988 300ZX in very good condition, valued at $4,000.

But Pete Stith is a different kind of guy. He bought the car, added the flashing light as a beacon of hope. "We live in a world of darkness, but we're drawn to the light," Pete says.

And to the bumper stickers. He drove the car for about a year, then felt lead to gave it to Brandi. She has 168 bumper sticks and plans to add more. It’s her rolling religious billboard free and clear. Something she was willing to buy, that turned out as a gift from above.

Pete Stith, who gave Brandi the sports car, also puts religious bumper stickers on his new one.


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