By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo
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Videographer / Director: Brett McGinnis
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters, Jack Stevens, Ian Phillips
His unusual creation, called The Shortcut High Bus, combines the body of a 1949 Ford school bus which he customised to fit a Cadillac Eldorado frame.
It took Jerry, from Virginia, USA five years to create the custom low-rider and now he uses it to promote education for children.
Jerry, 72, said: “We were sitting around one night at a car show and were talking about chopping a school bus.
“Nobody had really chopped or lowered a bus and I thought it would be really cool."
It took Jerry five years to build the Shortcut High Bus and he’s been driving it across the US and Canada for the past 15 years.
The bus runs on a 6.6 liter 403 Oldsmobile engine and was cut down to size.
He said: “It was about seven feet longer than it actually is and about 3 and a half feet taller than it is now.
“We cut and shorted it - and when it was done we wanted to make sure it looked like everything fit together.
“We added the blower just for looks - it wasn’t on there for the first two years but we kicked it up a notch when we changed the name of the bus.
“One of the main features is that regular school buses don’t have a driver’s door - so we made a door from scratch.”
Along with wife Brenda, Jerry drives the bus to charity events, car shows and schools and always has a positive message attached.
He said: “We’ve been with several charities helping kids and collecting school supplies for kids in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We’re trying to promote youth staying in school and becoming entrepreneurs.”
And as well as hoping to inspire the next generation of American entrepreneurs, Jerry says the bus gets a reaction whenever out in public.
He said: “Once you see it you never forget it.
“We get a lot of cars beeping at us, a lot of cameras - we’ve caused quite a few traffic jams.
"This bus will be going long after I’m gone - I’m hoping to get some major sponsorships so it can be doing a whole lot more."