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About TerryO’s Garage
About me and my passion for cars
My name is Terry. I have wanted to own and drive a Corvette since the first time I saw one as a kid of 15. It was a 66 red coupe. From that day on I didn't care what year or color I just knew I wanted a Vette. I got side tracked for almost 40 years with a stop in between to have and raise my son and daughter. My wife (not their Mother) passed away in January of 2000. Before she died she made me promise her that I would not forget the dream to own a Corvette. After she passed away I started devoting all my attention to my long time desire and promise I made to myself at age 15 to own a Corvette and live the car show/car club life style. I got my first Vette in 05, a burgandy 88 coupe in near perfect condition which I affectionately named "Lil Angel" after my late wife. That car was my daily driver up until it reached 100,000 miles. Now she is my long distance driver for vacations and Sunday drives. In September of 2007 I purchased my 78 black coupe. She was a little rough around the edges but I've since done a 90% restoration to bring her up to the condition I want her in for my dependable driving show car. I spend most of my spare time driving to car shows or working on my cars improving them and doing routine maintenance.
My first car
I had to get a way to go to work because I didn't like walking. When I was 19 I bought a 63 Galaxie XL500. I put some dual cherry bombs on it and some fat tires in the back and raked the front. Added some mag wheels and a rockin 8 track stereo and I thought I'd arrived.
Car I wish I still had
When I was 21 I bought a 66 Mustang with a 289 stick. If I'd only known then what I know now.
My dream car
I'm driving em now. My daily driver is a 88 Vette with a 4+3 4spd and my toy is a black on black 78 C3 with a 5 spd.
Car clubs I’m in
"Friends&Vettes" of the Lafayette Louisiana area.
The Bayou State Corvette Club
The National Corvette Club of America.
- Type of racing: NASCAR, Drag Racing, World of Outlaws, American LaMans, Bush Series, Remax, Modifieds, Late Models, Monster Trucks.....did I miss anything?
- Driver: Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., John Force, Dennis Anderson, Steve Kinser,
- Driving song: Deep Purple's 'Highway Star', ZZ Topp's 'Sparks on High' <(I think thats the name) And ZZ Topp's ' I'm Bad, I'm Nation Wide', Golden Earing's 'Radar Love', Jan & Dean's 'Dead Man's Curve', & Wicket Picket's 'Mustang Sally'
- Car movie: Two Lane Blacktop, Vanishing Point, American Graffiti, StingRay
- Car book: They make them?
- Car magazine: Corvette Magazine
- Car game: Sorry, too busy toolin' on em & drivin' ta car shows.
— Profile last updated: May 18, 2014
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This group is exclusive to Cool Ride of the Week alumni. Our goal is to promote Motortopia and make the Motortopia experience great for all members. We hope to expand on this soon! I really need member input and ideas. Jerry
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Corvette Enthusiasts Enthusiast
Corvette Enthusiasts, this group is for people who own a Corvette, or just enjoy Corvettes in general. Show off your Corvette or drool over the ones here. Come on in and have a great time.
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Creative Effects Lighting... Enthusiast
Aplace for those of us who enjoy creating those wonderful lighting effects on our cars, trucks, bikes or whatever else we can light up...Post your pictures, and or videos showing off the specialeffects you have created. Post what you have used, how much, and any other info that may be helpful in...
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We are forming this club for the Corvette Enthusiast. We currently have our online store www.corvettecountryclub.com, a local Speed Shop and now we are adding this special club hosted by Motortopia. We feel that there is no better place than Motortopia to start our membership club. We have...
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Phoenix Specialty Coatings Business
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Jan 30, 2014
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...
Sep 20, 2012
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.
Jun 9, 2012
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...
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