A Hardin County car hobbyist recently was filmed driving around Radcliff sporting an unusual appearance on his car doors.
Jeff Borders, who graduated from North Hardin High School in 1996, was filmed while driving around in his 2010 Dodge Charger with his car doors open.
The video was reposted onto a popular Facebook page about cars called 1320Video where it accumulated more than 450,000 views. It can be seen at https://fb.watch/8x9UfGUAtt/.
Borders, who enjoys customizing his vehicle, made a change to his car by putting in scissor doors: Car doors that open up instead of out.
He acquired the car about seven years ago but Borders said he didn’t add the winged doors until a few months ago.
He said one day, he was at a gas station in town when he struck up a conversation with a police officer. He asked Borders if he had ever driven around with the doors open.
Borders said he didn’t know he was allowed to do that, and the officer said it would be fine since Jeeps also have open doors. Since then, he has done it a few times and he enjoys feeling the air as he drives around. He also said he hasn’t been pulled over for it.
“It’s something different. It’s something nobody’s ever seen … especially around here,” Borders said.
He said he has received some negative feedback, but said it has been funny watching people’s reactions. He said he has seen comments online saying that Borders is doing it just for attention, but said he’s just doing it for fun.
Borders said he has been working on his own cars and customizing them since he was 16.
Currently, Borders is working on a 1973 International Harvester Travelall and restoring it to a more original condition.
Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.