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About me and my passion for cars
I have been fascinated with cars as far back as I can remember. While I was a kid, my parents had numerous cars with big V8s. I started driving at 13 in a Jeep out in the back woods of West Virginia.
As a kid, probably the most influential car for me was a 1971 Mustang Mach 1, 429 Cobra Jet with Ram Air, bright red with black hood and interior. That car left such an impression on me that I was forever hooked on muscle cars. That passion only increased as the years went on, I married a mechanic's daughter, and am now building a restoration shop.
Although I prefer many of the Ford muscle cars, I like a lot of different makes and models. I currently have 2 Mustangs, an Oldsmobile Cutlass, and a Dodge truck.
My first car
The first car that I owned is the 1977 Olds Cutlass you see on this page. I still have it.
Car I wish I still had
Two cars actually:
1970 Mustang coupe - I bought this car as a reward to myself for graduating from college. It was red with a black interior, 302 with C4 auto. I added '69 styled steel wheels, full length headers and dual exhaust. I had a ton of fun with the car, never had any mechanical problems, and sold it to help pay for my Mach 1.
1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme Special Edition- this had a factory Hurst Olds style paint scheme in metallic lime green and white. Had a 350 with factory Quadrajet, TH350 trans and posi rear. I have only seen one other like it. Don't know how many were made, but I bet there were very few.
My dream car
Hard to say, depends on what day of the week it is. Here are a few of them:
'65 Shelby GT350 - white w/blue stripes
'67 Shelby GT350 - Brittany Blue w/white stripes
'69 Mustang Boss 302 - Calypso Coral (orange)
'64 Ford Thunderbolt 427 - white
'69 Olds 442 - red
'69 Hurst Olds - white
'69 Camaro RS/SS - blue w/white stripes
'70 Dodge Challenger Hemi - black
'70 Plymouth Cuda AAR - yellow
and the list goes on...
Car clubs I’m in
USMCF - United States Muscle Car Federation
MCA - Mustang Club of America
- Type of racing: SCCA road racing
- Driving song: 289 HiPo with open headers at 6,000 RPM. Who needs a stereo?
- Car movie: Bullitt
- Car magazine: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Mustang Monthly
- Car game: Can I take this 30mph turn at 70mph? Let's see!
— Profile last updated: Jun 1, 2012
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Ford Mustang Enthusiasts Enthusiast
An extension of the original global Facebook Mustang group, Ford Mustang Enthusiasts, this group is for people who own a Mustang (or three), or just enjoy Mustangs in general.
Florida, United States
Mach 1's unite Enthusiast
This is a group for anyone who either owns or shares a passion for the Mach 1.
Indiana, United States
Oldsmobile Rocketcars Enthusiast
The United States Muscle Car Federation is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, maintenance and enjoyment of ALL American Makes and Model Muscle Cars and Trucks. We are an all inclusive organization and show no particular favoritism toward any specific automobile manufacturer. We welcome...
Virginia, United States
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