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M –30
Yuma, Arizona
United States


About 86elky’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

I've always loved cars. I started building models when I was 9. When I turned 13, I played Gran Turismo for the first time and became hooked on driving fast. Well when I was about 14, I took my sister's keys to her 91 Olds Achieva when the rest of my family was out of town. I didn't wreck it, but I drove enough that I thought I should fill up the tank so they wouldn't notice the difference, and I ran right into the gas pump gaurd ruining her fender. Got in a lot of trouble for that one, but I knew then that I loved driving. Not just driving fast, but cruising nice and slow down my town's main street for hours on end in high school. Going fast was still a pretty good time too. I still hate to fly across any distance that I can possibly drive, simply for the enjoyment of being in control of my machine. Feeling the throttle response and acceleration. Throwing her into a turn way too fast and somehow pulling through under control (though after several tickets it's a habit I try to avoid.) I shudder when I think of cars like Mercedes that make steering, throttle and brake controls all by wire. Where's the connection to the car, the road? It doesn't matter what kind of car. I think every person who drives should have at least one car or truck that's at least as old as he or she is. I see the beauty in almost any car, no matter how cheap, or old.

My first car

95 Ford Thunderbird LX V8

Car I wish I still had

All the cars I used to own.
T-Bird, Daihatsu, Toyota Crown.

My dream car

There is no way I could pick just one. If I had a trillion dollars, I would have a garage that would make Jay Leno's massive jaw drop. As it is now with my lousy paycheck, I keep whatever I'm driving as my dream car, until it's peeled back into the car I want it to be.

Car clubs I’m in

G-Body Nuts


  • Type of racing: Road courses. Especially when the cars started off life as production cars.
  • Driver: Cale Yarborough
  • Driving song: Fuel-Metallica
  • Car movie: Vanishing Point or Smokey and The Bandit
  • Car book: Bob Bondurant on High Performance Driving
  • Car magazine: Car and Drive
  • Car game: Gran Turismo

— Profile last updated: Jan 31, 2009

Date Joined Jan 24, 2009
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Just a close group of friends with the same passion for the 1978-1988 A/G Bodies of General Motors. The Monte Carlo, Malibu, El Camino, Cutlass, Grand Prix, and all variations of the Regal supply ample Luxury, Performance, and Style. Come join us.

IN, United States


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For the people who love their Toyotas, and i guess that Lexus counts since they have toyota motors, right? Well either way, we all know that we catch **** from most people, but they dont understand, "It's a Toyota Thing..." So keep up the good work!

Nebraska, United States


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This is a group for those who like to make fun of those who lack the sense of style. You know the "tuners" with the huge razor wing and ridiculous body kit, or the red neck that thought this would be cool. All in all if it makes me say "WTF?" then i try and get a pic for here.

Nebraska, United States


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Logo for National El Camino Owners Association

Internet-based auto club for owners of Chevrolet El Camino and sister vehicles from GMC. Over 19,000 registered members. Free technical forums for restoring and repairing El Caminos. Members gallery for pictures of members' cars. Visit us at:

Massachusetts, United States


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Jan 30, 2009 at 7:33 am
You are a great looking couple and a good looking family. THANKS FOR SERVING!

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