Inspiring 10-Year-Old Girl Buys Her Chevy Dream Car After A Year Of Growing Her Craft Business

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald February 13, 04:00 am
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Ashlin Albright, 10, is a proud owner of a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, which she will refurbish and prep up until she's ready to drive this when she's 16.
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A 10-year-old girl was able to buy her dream car after her business venture took off one year after it opened. After Ashlin Albright from North Carolina established her welding craft business, Tri 5 Girl, she was able to save enough money for a 1955 Chevy Bel Air.

Albright grew up watching her father Mark work with wood and metal that she took interest in doing this, too. Tri 5 Girl specializes in specially-crafted wood and metal home decorations that have become a hit in her local community.

"She took it and made it her own and she's just astonished me in what she's accomplished," Albright's dad said, according to WHAS 11. The young girl impressed her parents not only with her ability to create hand-crafted items but also because she managed to operate her business with a lot of sales.

According to My Fox 8, Albright had a goal of saving up to purchase Ethel, the Chevy Bel Air she had been eyeing on since two years ago. Now, she's working to refurbish Ethel, named after an "I Love Lucy" character, and make the car road-ready with a new paint job, new engine, a CD player and air conditioning.

She'll able to drive the car when she's 16-years-old. "I'll drive it every day," the 10-year-old said.

The idea to start a business came from Albright's mother Nina, who said her daughter has always been an old soul. The young girl was looking for photos online for her birthday invitation and that's when she started falling in love with the Chevy Bel Air.

"She said, 'Maybe I can drive that when I'm 16.' It started progressing, she wanted to save and got upset because she was only 9," Albright's mom said. "I said, 'Maybe you can make things and sell them,'" Nina added.

The 10-year-old grew her business by assisting her father and also showcasing her creations at local craft fairs. When she's not working on her car or completing orders for Tri 5 Girl, Albright is busy with school as a fourth grader at Seagrove Elementary School. She's a straight-A student, according to Courier-Tribune.

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