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Vacation to Darlington Raceway Musium

By TerryO

I was driving around the country in my ole Black 1978 Corvette I restored in my garage and I came across Darlington Raceway Museum. So I stopped in and took a few pictures. I had no idea this was the very first stock car racing museum.


My Museum Visit

By TerryO

On my vacation this year I drove my 78 Corvette to three NASCAR related museums and the National Corvette Museum. This one is the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman NC.

C3 Corvette Trailing arm replacement

By TerryO

Over the past 4 years I replaced almost the entire drive train in my 78 Corvette, Black Beauty. I can now delete that word "almost" from that statement. In my garage I just finished replacing the last two major suspension components, the trailing arms. Here are several pictures of that job.

After a test drive she handles like a completely different car. I love it.

Terry O

We need to Motortopia something like this. Interstate Car People Getting Together

By TerryO

This is one of many annual car enthusiast get togethers. This one is different in that it is an all Corvette show featuring all Mustang club member judges. It is held in Beaumont, Texas. For me it's an annual over-night road trip to visit some of my car friends from across the West state line. I think it would be really cool to have an open car show featuring members of Motortopia. Maybe several regional get togethers. I know it would be cool if we could pull it off for a good cause. But right now it's just a cool 'idea'
Thanks for having a look.
Terry O.

Just an upgrade update

By TerryO

I have made a few detail up grades on my Classic. More pics to come.

I Need Your Help

By TerryO

Hi Ya'll
I am trying to win a 427 big block. Please help by going to this Face Book video link below and "Like" the comment I made.

Terry Orgeron

Car Show

By TerryO

I drove my 78 Corvette up to Alexandria, La. some 100 plus miles up the interstate this past weekend. Here are some of the pictures I took.

Terry O.

Re captioned restoration pictures

By TerryO

I originally spent an hour putting captions for all 19 photos but the captions mysteriously disappeared when I uploaded the album early this morning. So this morning I went back and replaced them. I hate it when my pictures have no description. Sorry to have to send you notice again. Thank you for taking time to look, rate and comment.

Terry O.

1978 Corvette rear end differential replacement

By TerryO

I just finished replacing the rear end in my 78 Corvette and this is a little 19 picture description of the job. Now it has a 90% restored/new drive train.

NASCAR Hall of Fame 2nd Album

By TerryO

On my vacation this year I visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum. This is the second album that is on the second floor and is the from what they call the Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor describes the current five inductees for the year you are visiting. My visit was during the display of the Inaugural induction of the Hall of Fame.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

By TerryO

On my vacation this year I visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum. I took pictures through out the whole tour and I was there from morning until five that afternoon. I took so many pictures I have too many for one album so this is the first of several.

My Freak Accident on 7-3-11.

By TerryO

Hello my friends,
I don't want to be felt sorry for, only want to tell my friends about my bad luck yesterday. I had a freak accident that left my right foot broken in several places. I am so so fortunate that I had my cell phone with me and my best friend Tazz was not out of town. I was out cruising around the country side joy riding in my black 78 Corvette. I was out of any populated area but still within 10 miles from home in the middle of no place. I was winding out second gear and I think I over revved it and car stopped running. So as I coasted to a spot on the side of the road I realized I was going to have to push it buy hand just a little bit. As I hopped out to push my car it was still rolling and my right foot got too close to the rear left tire and it got run over. OUCH :( Man what a stroke of bad luck. I called Tazz and he dropped what he was doing and came and helped me push it to the side then he took me to a nearest hospital then not only did he go back and supervise getting my car towed back home, he even got it placed back in my garage. Now THAT's a real friend. Go visit him when you have spare time.

Thanks again Tazz.

So all in all I broke my motor and I broke my foot all within about 30 seconds.

Terry O.

Vacation Pictures

By TerryO

One of the places I visited in N. Carolina on my April 2011 vacation was Dale Earnhardt Inc. Memorial Museum. Here are just a few of the pictures I took while I was there visiting a dear friend.

Terry O.

Short RCR Museum Tour

By TerryO

I went to the RCR Race Museum located in Welcome, NC. The RCR Racing Museum, located on the RCR campus, is a 47,000 square foot facility that encompasses the original No. 3 race shop built at the RCR campus in 1986 and the original RCR Museum built in 1991.
These are just a few of the many pictures I took while I was there.

Terry O.

1997 Electra-Glide Classic Cosmetic Restoration.

By TerryO

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Now that I'm back from vacation I resumed and completed the 'cosmetic' restoration project on my ' 97 Electra Glide. The first 25 pictures are new. Are there any members here familiar with any HD forums? I joined one called in hopes to find a knowledgeable home base for assistance with maintenance.

Terry O.

2010 Pine Festival Car Show in Oakdale La.

By TerryO

This is a small town in central Louisiana. It is small town USA and the people there were the definition of "Southern Hospitality". Every year they have this festival with a parade and arts and crafts, Christmas carols, horse and buggy rides a barbeque contest and a CAR SHOW. This is something I want to go to every year to be reminded of what a real American community is supposed to be like. Everybody supporting everybody. What I really would like to do is get more cars and trucks and bikes to enter the car show. Thanks for taking a look.
Terry O.

Knights of Sparta Cardi Gras, N.O. La.

By TerryO

Last Saturday in the memory of my late wife I drove to New Orleans in one of the two cars that she inspired me to restore to enter it in a car show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She passed away in Jan of 2000 from cystic fibrosis. I was not really looking for a 4 hour drive for a 3 hour event but when I saw it was for that organization I gave it no second thoughts. Here are 71 pictures from that show.

2010 Cajun Corvette Club Open Carshow Album 2

By TerryO

I limit my albums to 40 because any more than that in my opinion is asking my friends for too much time in one sitting. So there may be a third album if anyone is interested.

Thank you my Friends for your support.

Terry O.

The 2010 Cajun Corvette Club Open Carshow.

By TerryO

This is an annual event heald in the streets of old down town Thibodaux, Louisiana. Some friends of mine and I, including fellow Motortopia members Tazz and John1069 met up and celabrated a fun filled day. Doing what we like to do....showing off some of our toys and checking out a bunch of other toys too. Here are just a few of the coolest cars that were on display.

Terry O.

Bayou State Corvette Club 2010 Corvette Show.

By TerryO

Each year the Corvette club I'm in has a charity Corvette show. This year was the 21st annual...Thank you Motortopia for allowing us to promote out charity event in your web site. Here are 27 Photos from this years event which benefited the Lion's Club's efforts to support "The Children's Hospital and Eye Foundation.

Thanks Again,

Terry O.

Cypress Corvette Club Open Car Show In South Louisiana

By TerryO

Here are 42 picture from last Saturday 9-4-10. It's the Cypress Corvette Club's annual charity open car show of which 100 cars and trucks were registered.

Outdoor Jam Festival Service Personnel Benefit

By TerryO

The "J"am "O"ur "S"oldiers "H"ome (Josh) BENEFIT is being held in memory of the late Sgt Joshua A. Tomlinson K.I.A. 5-18-10 and the late Joshua B. Maddin K.I.A. 12-6-06

August 14, 2010 4pm to 9pm

I have an EVENT LISTING pending here in motortopia. If for some reason it gets turned down I will provide any information to anyone interested to help contribute or attend.

This benefit is designed to raise funds to assist American military service members with travel costs associated with returning home to visit their loved ones before being deployed over seas to war. Please help us give them this gift. Everyone working on this project is a volunteer.

Concessions, Drawings, and other activities. 4 bands will play.
Get photos taken with muscle cars and custom bikes for a small donation by a professional photographer.

Children's Activities- Moonwalk, Face Painting etc.

Children's Water Slide (bring towels and swim wear for them)

Donations may be made at Chase Bank - Soldiers Home Benefit.

Date and Time
Sat Aug 14, 2010 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (CDT)

Location and Map
Open Field Park
5788 Louisiana Highway 80
Princeton, Louisiana 71067
United States

New shorty-side-exhaust.

By TerryO

For those who have been following my on going project. The first four pictures are new additions since recent modifications were made on my 78 Corvette. I had some short side pipes installed on my electric exhaust cut-outs that exit just in front of my back tires.

Thanks for your time.

Terry O.

Announcing the Bayou State Corvette Club 21st All Corvette Show

By TerryO

Check the events section of Motortopia for more information on this annual charity event.

Bayou State Corvette Club 21st All Corvette Show at Harley Davidson parking lot.

Lafayette, Louisiana, Corvette Club

REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to 11:00

Corvette Classes

Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Street, Best Show,
Best Custom, People's Choice, Harley Choice, Fezzo's choice and
Overall Best of Show

For more information contact Tom Doucet at
337 839 8980 ( or
Scotty Quebodeaux at 337 581 3651


100+ cars 500 people expected

Classic Car Appreciation Day Event In Vidor Texas.

By TerryO

The Reason July 9th is Classic Car Appreciation Day!

Come on out and show your support!

The Place- Vidor Texas

Just a friendly reminder about Friday Night, July 9th!!

Capitol One Bank, in Vidor, is allowing us to use their parking

lot and providing cold drinks for everyone.

We'll have a D.J. playin' a little Cruisin' music!

6pm - 9pm

Sponsored by
Herrera's Towing & Recovery
Cindy's Bridal & Texas Style Cool Autumn Nites

I've checked the weather and looks like maybe just
those afternoon heat showers..

Don't let that scare ya away!

Come on out and show your support!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

By TerryO

It started March 1775 when Patrick Henry delivered his "give me liberty or give me death" speech. And lasted until November 25, 1783 when the British evacuated New York City.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and torturedbefore they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: Freedom is Never Free!

I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, Please!
It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

This was in Beaumont Tx 6-12-10

By TerryO

These are 20 pictures of some of the winners from my first car show of this year. It's an annual car show called "Bringin' Back The Memories" and it's to benafit the Humane Society. I took 476 pictures so if anyone wants more of any cars I may have some to add at your request. There is also a 2 owner 1980 T/A Indy Pace Car for sale in the bunch.

Terry O.

Sarting my rebuilt SBC

By TerryO

Although my engine started up on the first try I think I need to fine tune the carburator. She idles smooth but wants to die for a few seconds when I let out the clutch. But man that 283 Thumpr' Cam sounds just the way I'd hoped it would. Have a listen, what'd you think?

Terry O.

10 Trans/engine installation update pictures.

By TerryO

Just in case anyone's interested in a photo document album. This is an update with 10 new pictures of my transmission and engine upgrade. I finally got all the parts to mate the tranny and engine for my 78 Corvette and my Son and I dropped it in this past weekend. Thanks for having a look.
Terry O.

Update to my restoration.

By TerryO

The first 8 pictures in this collection are of this weekend's activities. I fabbed and installed a new fuel line and installed new brakes. Thanks for your ongoing interest in my project. I will now patiently wait to take delivery of my new 5 speed tranny.

Terry O.

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