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Crazyfast79TA

M –47
Bovey, Minnesota
United States

 
 

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Challenges 1 – 3 of 4

Challenges W: 1 L: 3

 

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Past Challenges

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"Shadow"

2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Owner: MJClemm

  • "Shadow": 27 pts (win)
  • Battle Wagon aka Big Bertha: 13 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 11, 2012
 
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The Frigidaire

1961 Chevrolet Corvair

Owner: CorvairJim

  • The Frigidaire: 24 pts (win)
  • Battle Wagon aka Big Bertha: 16 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 11, 2012
 
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92 thunderbird

1992 Ford Thunderbird

Owner: jtc52087

  • 92 thunderbird: 13 pts (loss)
  • Battle Wagon aka Big Bertha: 27 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 11, 2012
 

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1995 GMC 3500 Rally Van (Battle Wagon aka Big Bertha)

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About

We bought this van in September '08 after we got married. We drove it down to Valley Fair that October. Then in November we drove it to Ohio to pack some of my stuff up and drag my S-10 back home. That was a great idea, but we had it way overloaded. Coming through Chicago, it started snowing bad. Somewhere in Wisconsin, just when the roads were getting horrible and cars and trucks (some of them 4x4s) were spinning and sliding off the road in front of us, overdrive blew out and from there on it got worse! We made it to Minnesota, but passing through Duluth, we didn't know if we'd make it. We got back with a burned up Transmission. The van sat at my work waiting on us to rebuild the trans. We finally got it rebuilt, with the kit we got for my S-10. But was a fail. So the van sat from January '09 until this past March when I broke down and got a used trans for it. We scored big on it. It came from a van with 105,000 miles. Doesn't sound great, but when I went to pick it up, found out it was a GM Reman unit! I installed it and it worked perfectly! Our van had about 111,000 miles on it then. We drove it to Wisconsin Dells this past July. No a problem at all! Rear A/C worked great! Trans was great! We had a blast! And I've been driving it everyday, everywhere, for everything since then! It still has less than 120,000 miles on it.

Specs

350 V-8
4L60E trans
Rear Heat
Rear A/C
Power Windows
Privacy Glass
Three Row Seating (10 passenger)

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Drove into woods by step-son to avoid a deer

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Maybe Giving Bertha A New Name

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I was the one that gave our van the name "Big Bertha". Michelle didn't really take to that name very well. I'm thinking about changing it to "Battle Wagon". It's been through a...

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Close call thismorning

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There are a lot of scary drivers out there! Dumb ones, too! There are the drivers that think they can see through the frost or snow covering their windows. Some think they own...

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Challenged already!

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First day I took pictures of the van and posted them after church, come back ater a kid's birthday party and I've got a challenge waiting. Okay.

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