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Their First Speed Machine

Chappy Kilgore, of Canaan, helps his employee and friend Brandy Baron, of Canaan, assemble an electric Jeep while her daughters, Krystin Baron, 3, and Joslynn Baron, 4, watch at the Canaan Speedway earlier this week. Assembly took longer than expected, as no instructions had been included with the toy vehicles. “This is way harder than working on any real car, and I would know, because I’m a mechanic,” Brandy Baron said. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Chappy Kilgore, of Canaan, helps his employee and friend Brandy Baron, of Canaan, assemble an electric Jeep while her daughters, Krystin Baron, 3, and Joslynn Baron, 4, watch at the Canaan Speedway earlier this week. Assembly took longer than expected, as no instructions had been included with the toy vehicles. “This is way harder than working on any real car, and I would know, because I’m a mechanic,” Brandy Baron said. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

Chappy Kilgore, of Canaan, helps his employee and friend Brandy Baron, of Canaan, assemble an electric Jeep while her daughters, Krystin Baron, 3, and Joslynn Baron, 4, watch at the Canaan Speedway earlier this week. Assembly took longer than expected, as no instructions had been included with the toy vehicles. “This is way harder than working on any real car, and I would know, because I’m a mechanic,” Brandy Baron said. Valley News — Sarah Priestap