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Guy Fieri reveals strict rules for sons to be ‘self-sufficient’

The princes of Flavortown must bow to the king’s rules.

Guy Fieri’s youngest son won’t be driving the chef’s infamous red 1968 Camaro featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The show’s host and restaurant owner confessed he has strict rules when it comes to his kids’ first cars.

The father-of-two told People that his two sons would have to drive an older car for a year and not get a ticket or have accidents before they could be given a newer car.

“It’s a rite of passage,” Fieri said.

“Show me you can drive the car for a year, get no dents, get no wrecks, get no tickets. Prove you’ve got it all. Then you can take your own money from the bank and buy a car,” he continued.

Fieri, who is the father of 26-year-old Hunter and 16-year-old Ryder, said it wasn’t punishment – he just wants his boys to be able to look after their cars.

“I want the guys to be self-sufficient,” added Fieri.

Ryder, who turned 16 in December, now drives his grandparents’ old Chrysler minivan, the chef revealed.

Guy Fieri (right) said that letting your children drive an old car isn't a punishment, it's a punishment "rite of passage."
Guy Fieri (right) said letting his children drive an old car is not a punishment but rather a “rite of passage”.
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The famous restaurant owner said his two sons needed to drive an older car for a year and not get a speeding ticket or have an accident before they could get a newer car.
The famous restaurant owner expects his sons to drive an older car for a year and not get a speeding ticket or have any accidents before they can get a newer car.
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“You know what drove Ryder to school [when] does he have his driver’s license? He bought my parents’ old, used 259,000-mile Chrysler minivan,” Fieri explained.

“I’m not buying Ryder a car, and I refuse to let him buy a car until he drives the minivan for a year with no tickets and no accidents,” he added.

Hunter, 26, revealed that when he got his driver’s license he was driving his grandfather’s 1996 truck, which reportedly had “non-working windows”.

According to his father, the 16-year-old will drive his grandparents' old Chrysler minivan.
According to his father, the 16-year-old will drive his grandparents’ old Chrysler minivan.
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According to Fieri, he does this because he wants his children to be self-sufficient.
Fieri said he wants his children to be self-sufficient.
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“He’s a great teacher and a great father and leads by example,” Hunter said. “He does all the right things to train you for the real world. And teaches you discipline and hard work and not giving up and that not everyone will hold your hand through life.”

Fieri’s eldest son also supports his father’s decision to give the minivan to Ryder.

“I’m glad Ryder is driving the minivan,” Hunter said. “It’s a great lesson for him.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/07/guy-fieri-reveals-strict-rules-for-sons-to-be-self-sufficient/ Guy Fieri reveals strict rules for sons to be ‘self-sufficient’

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