When we were in Saginaw at the beginning of the month, we took our Chevrolet Traverse in for some warranty work. Our old neighbor, Rob Draper, owns Draper Auto (Chevy & Toyota dealerships) in Saginaw. We buy all our vehicles there and have work done there whenever we can (even though we've moved far away). When Steve picked up our Traverse the day we were headed home to the U.P., Rob asked him if he wanted to be in a commercial they were filming that day. Steve passed up the opportunity once before and had kicked himself ever since, so he enthusiastically said, "Yes!" Rob replied, "C'mon Neighbor. I'm going to make you a star!"
As luck would have it, Steve was wearing his dark gray Corvette sweatshirt and one of his Draper hats that day. He appears twice near the beginning of the commercial - once standing near the white SUV and once standing next to the dark green Corvette convertible.
Here's the link to the commercial:
It has hit the big screens in the Saginaw area and Steve is already feeling the effects. He was trying to get some work done on the property last week, and his cell phone kept ringing and interrupting him. People wanted to know, "Was that you in the Draper commercial?" That was all great fun at first, but he started to have second thoughts about stardom when he saw some movement in our woods. What was that? The paparazzi sneaking through trying to take some candid photos to sell to the tabloids? Nope! Luckily, it was just a bear. Whew!
So, I guess I'm now married to a star. Steve assures me that his ball cap still fits, and he has no plans to trade me in on a younger model.
All is well in the Keweenaw.