He continues, "It was a leveling suspension, depending where the weight was in car, it leveled accordingly and it was broken. So if ever had any big guys in the back seat, it would level down as opposed to up. It was crazy."
His dad let him take the old Cadillac to college at the University of Montana and later to the Detroit Lions.
"When I finally traded it in, I couldn't get above 35 mph on it," he laughs. "It was pretty bad. It was funny. I remember Thanksgiving in Detroit and one of the other guys on the team was from Montana, Casey FitzSimmons and he had his family in town. I was alone in Detroit, so he invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner. He told me, 'Just follow me.'"
But Procter's old Fleetwood could barely follow FitzSimmons. "We jump on the highway and I can't go any faster. We hit a hill and that's how I could go faster. He finally gives me a call and says, 'Where the hell are you at, man? Speed up a little bit.' 'I told you I can't. I wish I could.' A 15-minute drive took me forever."
First car bought
Procter leased his first two vehicles and the current F-250 is the first car he bought. "I went undrafted to Detroit and drove the Cadillac over there," he says. "Had my whole life packed in there and the transmission and everything was going out on it. It was getting too much to fix the car than it was worth, so traded it in on a lease for an F-150 and had that for a couple of years and then leased another one when I was in Dallas and then got tired of that and then I bought one."
He liked leasing, being able to try out the other trucks. "The second one was 250 and I liked that a whole lot and I did some upgrades for the truck I would actually buy and got the King Ranch version, and nice leather seats."