After being pulled from the ditch by a farmer with a team of mules, Lum would rather have the farmer tow him all the way to Pine Ridge. The county seat is only a few miles away, but Pine Ridge is about 19 miles. Lum is determined to get his new car to town so he can win his bet with Squire Skimp.
Back in town, Squire talks with Dick Huddleston and grandpap in the Jot ‘Em Down store. They’ve recieved a phone call from Abner with news to fill them in on their progress back to town. Sure enough, the car is spotted rolling into town behind the mules. Squire and the gents figure the car must be totalled, and unfixable. Is Lum just towing it back to be used as junk?
Abner hops out of the car, and races into the store to join the conversation. Together, the gents talk about the scene with Lum and his car. Squire becomes worried once he realizes that Lum intends to win their $50 bet by being the first to drive his new car down the street. Even though it’s being powered by a two mule powered engine.