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About ChrisAult2004’s Garage
About me and my passion for cars
My dad was always a big muscle car fan and I was too growing up. He had a fully re-done 1969 Dodge Charger with a heavily built 440. I used to go to Mopar gatherings and such, where I learned to appreciate the sport compact cars. Back in 2004 I went to a Mopar meet in Muncie Indiana where I watched an 11 second Hemi powered 'cuda lose to an SRT-4. I started talking to the guy that owned the SRT-4 and he was telling me about how it is his daily driver and he regularly gets over 25mpg while driving. From then on out I have been sold on the small engine performance vehicles, primarily those made by GM. I have respect for all makes and models as long as they are done tastefully, anything can built into anything, it just takes time and patience.
I have owned quite a few cars for only being 21. I was given a 1983 Pontiac 6000STE when I was 16. I drove this car far harder than it ever needed to be driven. The car was driven to the junkyard with over 260k miles on it after suffering under 6 months of my abuse and being diagnosed with a blown head gasket.
My next car was a 1986 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Hatchback. I bought the car from a friend and co-worker, and I liked the car for what it was. The car had a few spots of surface rust that I repaired, and after installing a cowl induction hood off of an 87 Z24 coupe, I painted it black with silver ground effects and hood scoops. I sold the car to someone I went to school with, and he totaled it very shortly after.
Then I bought a 00 Cavalier with the horrid 2200 OHV engine in base trim with no options. I was young and "riced" this car out with a can muffler and generic, poorly fitting cold air intake. I traded it in at the car lot I detailed for my next car.
The 95 Camaro with a 3.4 V6. The car was fun and nice looking, it was just slower than any F-body should ever be. I made tons and tons of plans for it, ranging from a 3400 top-end swap and f/i, all the way to the far too costly LS-1 swap. All that I ever did to it was put a custom dual exhaust and rigged air intake system on it before I traded it in.
My first ever brand new car. 2006 Chevy Cobalt LT. The car was loaded and I took excellent care of it. I had the wheels I wanted picked out, the springs, header, exhaust etc. Unfortunately on March 10th of 2007 I totaled it. It was a really sickening feeling to know that I destroyed a with only 13k on it, but I have moved on.
The car I currently own is a 2004 Cavalier, and you can learn all about it and my plans for it on this page.
My first car
1983 Pontiac 6000STE handed down to me by my mom.
Car I wish I still had
My 1986 Cavalier Z24 Hatchback. I added a cowl induction hood and custom paint. It was a very nice car with quite a bit of potential (i.e. turbo 3400 /5 speed swap)
My dream car
2009 Corvette ZR-1
Car clubs I’m in
No official clubs, although I am very active with CobaltSS.net and MidWestEcotec.com and hangout with the local members.
- Type of racing: Auto-cross
- Driving song: Fort Minor - Remember the Name
- Car movie: Gone in 60 Seconds
- Car book: GM ECOtec Build Guide lol
- Car magazine: Car and Driver
- Car game: Need for Speed Most Wanted
— Profile last updated: Jan 4, 2008
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