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Bovey, Minnesota
United States


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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Owner: MJClemm

  • "Shadow": 27 pts (win)
  • My Perminant Ride: 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)
  • My Perminant Ride: 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)
  • My Perminant Ride: 27 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 11, 2012

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1995 GMC 3500 Rally STX (My Perminant Ride)

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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 in July 2012. Not 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 now has 131,000 miles on it. We've taken it all over Minnesota on camping trips. It got parked and the 4x4 truck got fixed and I drove that. Well we got rid of the 4x4 this past May so that just left me with the Trans Am and the van to drive. The T/A won't be driven this winter and the van sucks. I got new tires on it and It's been good so far this winter in the snow and ice that we've gotten.


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

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I think I'm Through Bitching About How Crappy The Van Is.

Snow came Monday and driving to work was scary! I got off early because the truck we were supposed to start on still hadn't shown up at 11:30 so Bryan let me go early. I was set to look for new tires. I went to Grand Rapids Tire first. They quoted me $745...

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Plans For The Battle Wagon

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I'm stuck driving the van yet again. The Trans Am is down (again) for the winter, the '97 Chevy 4x4 we had last year is gone and the S-10 still isn't done. I've been planning on...

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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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