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Lincoln, Nebraska
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About 03Corvette’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

When I was at the young age of 11 or 12, a next door neighbor of mine, ( Hilmer Peterson ), had a 56 Chevy 2 dr. He was in his late 80's and had owned the car since 1958. Although I got in trouble for this, I used some of the money I made mowing lawns to subscribe to Hot Rod. Anytime I found a really nice Chevy, especially a 56, I would bring the magazine to him and we would admire the cars together. He always had time to encourage my passion, something nobody in my own family had any interest in doing!!! I wanted Hilmer to restore the 56, since it really didn't need that much. The interior was original and in perfect, but dusty, condition. He told me he would give me the car if I could figure out where to fill it with gas without crawling on the floor. I walked around that car for 30 minutes and even bent the rear license plate before he had to show me it was behind the tail light! Who knew? Lol. But, Hilmer was the one who convinced me that it was ok to view a car as something other than transportation. The color, the chrome, the lines, and the curves! R.I.P, Hilmer! You will always be the one I give the credit to.

My first car

1974 Chevy Nova 2dr.

Car I wish I still had

1979 Camaro

My dream car

1967 Chevelle SS 396 4-speed convertible. Could've had one for $1,500 when I was 15yrs old........parents said "no." They wanted me to be a jock!!!

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  • Type of racing: Drag
  • Driver: none
  • Driving song: I Can't Drive 55
  • Car movie: Smokey and The Bandit
  • Car book: A good repair manual
  • Car magazine: Hot Rod
  • Car game: What?

— Profile last updated: Jun 2, 2010

Date Joined May 31, 2010
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Jun 3, 2010 at 9:41 am
LOL...that's classic! But still sounds like a good dude overall!
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Jun 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm
Dude after reading your About Me...if Hilmer were still around, I'm buyin the rounds! I too had a Hilmer in my life, and damn glad I did, he opened my eyes to COOL!

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