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ReachDan

M –69
Tucson, Arizona
United States

ReachDan is Gotta love summertime! — updated 2 years ago

 

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About me and my passion for cars

I am a "child of the 60's". The 60's were my teenage and young adult years and possibly the best of times anyone could have ever experienced! It was a great time!

The 60's are synonymous with Muscle Cars and rock 'n roll. Hendricks, Joplin, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Animals, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones...their music blared on our radios as we cruised the strip with our windows rolled down, bumper to bumper for 2 - 3 miles on any Friday or Saturday night. It was the San Leandro strip, E 14th St. from 150th to Washington Blvd.

Chevelles, Mustang Fastbacks, GTO's, 442's, Chargers & Challengers and of course, the Tri-5's all lined the strip in San Leandro, California to cruise back and forth all night, sometimes pulling into merchant parking lots along the strip to congregate and talk and maybe try to score with the chicks in the car next to us...Great fun!

That started my passion for the Muscle Cars of the 60's & 70's and of course having kept my '66 Chevelle SS all these years and watched as they again became popular again, not only as collectibles and investments, but as driver and show cars...well, that only advanced my passion.

And today...being the owner of a fully restored and extremely rare and valuable 60's era Muscle Car only serves to stoke the flames of my passion for the cars of a bygone era...ahhhhh, to be young again!

My first car

...was a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan. Yellow with Green Roof. 6 Cylinder with 3 on the column.

Car I wish I still had

...My dad's 1939 Chevrolet Deluxe. It was a wedding gift from his dad to my dad on his wedding day in 1939. We had that car as a family car until 1955 when he traded it in on a 1955 Ford Victoria.

My dream car

...I own it! But I would like to have a 1999 Plymouth Prowler. I think they will be a high dollar collector's car in the future.

Car clubs I’m in

Arizona Classic Chevelle Club in Phoenix, Arizona

Favorites

  • Type of racing: NASCAR
  • Driver: Michael Waltrip
  • Driving song: Get Your Kicks On Route 66 by Asleep At The Wheel, Mercury Blues by Allen Jackson and Life Is A Highway by Rascal Flatts
  • Car movie: Cars (The Movie), Bullitt with Steve McQueen or Gone In 60 Seconds with Nicholas Cage (can't decide)
  • Car book: American Muscle Cars by Jim Campisano
  • Car magazine: Super Chevy and Hemmings Muscle Car Magazine
  • Car game: Hmmmm ?

— Profile last updated: Apr 20, 2010

Date Joined May 5, 2007
Trophies Trophies: 364
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Challenges W: 2   L: 3
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Photos 417 photos in 12 albums
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If your into American Muscle cars, Pony cars, classics, Trucks and/or motorcycles, I mean machines that show what its all about...... Then friend we are here for you! The idea here is for all us enthusiast to combine together to keep the hobby alive and help each other along. To help one another...

New York, United States

 

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We Love all Muscle Cars but have a special admiration for GM Muscle. Pontiacs are our specialty and would like to invite you to check out our web space and post anything you need or have for sale for FREE! We get 400+ visitors a day...www.customautorestorations.com Thanks for visiting! Tommy V.

Florida, United States

 

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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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Logo for Arizona Classic Chevelle Club

AZ Classic Chevelle Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and modification of the Chevrolet Chevelle and El Camino. The Club provides a medium for the friendly exchange of information and ideas related to the classic car hobby.

Arizona, United States

 

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Musclecars from 1964 to 1972

New York, United States

 

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PHOENIX SPECIALTY COATINGS Where Your Parts Are Reborn Professional powder coating geared specifically to the automotive / motorcycle enthusiast and pro builder. I'm a custom one-off and Mopar parts restoration specialist. PSC's Business Group was the first powder coating shop to appear...

Tennessee, United States

 

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To all my Motortopia friends! WOW!! It's been a long time since I have been to Motortopia! Seems I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook these days. Check out my STRONG KEEPSAKE IMAGES Fan Page on Facebook Also be sure to check out my NEW IMPROVED website Looking for a GREAT CUSTOM...

Connecticut, United States

 

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Fastronald
May 3, 2009 at 4:40 pm
Very Clean Chevelle
 
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chevelle69
Apr 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm
awesome chevelle........................geno
 
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Osinn11
Jul 18, 2008 at 6:08 pm
Awesome Chevelle! Big fan of the 66....your one of the few that doesn't have to say I wish I would have kept my 66. Well Done!
 

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Midnight At The Oasis in Yuma, Arizona, March 2008

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Hey All! Laura and I just returned from the "Midnight At The Oasis" car show in Yuma, Arizona. What a great car show! Over 900+ cars spread out over 3 baseball fields on the...

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Happy New Year from Dan & The Green Machine :)

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Wow! It's hard to believe how fast 2007 blew by...almost like it had a double shot of nitrous! At 62 years young I keep wonderin' how come the years seem to whiz by so...

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It's Time To Vote...Motortopia's "In The Wild Photo Contest"

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Hello Everyone from Dan & The Green Machine :) It's photo contest time on Motortopia! If you haven't been to take a peek at the 145 entrants in the photo contest, let me...

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