By Greg Ford
Frank Millsap understands that he is in the toy-making business; those for adults.
These knickknacks aren’t small, nor inexpensive. In fact, one cost a customer around $250,000. To be more precise, these “toys” are classic automobiles, ones that Millsap, 77, his family and others build and rebuild at the Sachse Rod Shop on Miles Road.
It’s one of the oldest businesses within Sachse’s city limits and which, in a couple of weeks (July 8), will celebrate its 35th anniversary.
“We’re building toys for people,” Millsap said. “Most people, in general, like antiques … People like classics, and it’s a toy they can have, touch, use and say I’ve got it.”
Still situated at the same place since first being incorporated in 1982, albeit bigger than when it opened, the Sachse Rod Shop has been a steady presence in the town during a time of great growth. That includes the construction of Sachse High School right across the road; the school’s doors didn’t open until more than 20 years after the Sachse Rod Shop began operating.
For the full story see the June 22 issue and the e-Edition at https://www.etypeservices.com/Sachse%20NewsID248/default.aspx