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bencar is wondering if Goldylocks will EVER come East again. — updated 2 years ago


About bencar’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

I grew up in a household headed up by a Mechanical Engineer, from the time I was old enough to know what's what, I was surrounded by machinery, people who talked about mechanical devices, and of course cars. I've been active in the hob by for over 32 years, restord 2 cars, run a Car Club, write for the Pontiac-Oakland Club International (, and ( I also belong to the National Firebird & Trans Am Club, and the National Street Machine Club.

My first car

[img]http://[/img]My 1960 Plymouth, which I still have, and which can be seen at http://bencar...scarpage.html

Car I wish I still had

None, I have all of them as of now

My dream car

Ram indiction motored version of my 1960 Plymouth, in a Plum Red Convertible

Car clubs I’m in

See my intial entry above.


  • Type of racing: 1/4 Mile
  • Driving song: I Can't Drive 55
  • Car movie: Smokie & The Bandit
  • Car book: Firebird-The Auto Biography
  • Car magazine: Smoke Signals
  • Car game: None

— Profile last updated: Jan 19, 2013

Date Joined Jan 18, 2007
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Parts 1 for sale and 1 wanted

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"4" Doors And More Enthusiast   Expand

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This is a place for 4door and wagon owners to get to know each other and show that these vehicles can be and are cool cars! Some car shows have started having classes for these vehicles and I would like to see more event promoters reconize these vehicles.

Iowa, United States


Car People's Group Moderator Enthusiast   Expand

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This is a virtual Club for ALL Vehicle Owners. Here it doesn't matter whether or not you own a Tuner, a Truck, or a Model 'A', only that you are an automotive enthusiast, in fact, you need not own anything, just have a passion for things automotive. So come on in, and let's share our passion.

New Jersey, United States


Logo for Cruise Nights and Car Shows

We will keep you posted on any local car shows and cruise nights. Update with photos of the shows as well as results. We will also be posting information on vehicles that the show members are selling.

Illinois, United States


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Club Moderators Club   Expand

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The Club Moderator Group is the place for Club moderators to share ideas and information. If you have a question: Check the Clubs Section FAQ. If you didn't find the answer in the FAQ: Ask your questions and enjoy lively discussion with other moderators in the forums. If you still need help:...

Nebraska, United States


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We are forming this club for the Corvette Enthusiast. We currently have our online store, a local Speed Shop and now we are adding this special club hosted by Motortopia. We feel that there is no better place than Motortopia to start our membership club. We have...

Florida, United States


Logo for Heart of Dixie Firebird Association

We are a group of auto enthusiasts, located in N. Mississippi, N.W. Alabama, who just happen to prefer Firebirds and Trans Ams over all others. We get together 1 time monthly for a dinner meeting on the fourth Thursday every month at The Country Inn in Baldwyn Mississippi. We try to attend as...

Mississippi, United States


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Monzter Racing Business   Expand

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From Mild to Wild or Show to Go !!! What are you looking for in performance? The only requirements for my group is to have a passion for raw horsepower or just looking good at a car show or cruise. If you love the sounds of open headers or deep toned exhaust from a ground shaking, heart...

Nebraska, United States


Logo for Restore a Muscle Car LLC

It is our goal at "Restore a Muscle Car" to help in what ever way we can with your classic auto needs. We have a range of services from Show Winning Restorations, Buying Classics, Selling Classics, Consignment and Locating a Classic Auto just for you. We have over 25 years in Classic Restoration...

Nebraska, United States Business   Expand

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Welcome to SpinningWheels-SC's Motortopia Page! High Performance Auto Parts & Accessories! Whatever your automotive passion is, we're sure you'll find the solutions on our Web site at SpinningWheels-SC! At Spinningwheels-SC we offer the best high-tech & high-performance parts that you want,...

Florida, United States


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Jan 1, 2013 at 11:55 am
do you remember my 73 grand am that was a total rust bucket but it as 1 owner car with 50 some thousand mile, it had been it storage for 20 years but 16 years of illinois road slat had already done it damage. was your friends 73 pontiac as rusted out as my grand am. what surprised about my grand awas there wasn't any rust in the cowl/fire wall rad support or under the vinly top or front or back windows . repalced the doors with ca rust free .cut the dog legs off a pair of 77 lemans fender and weld them onto my 73 fenders. first we mounted the complete 77 fendero the 73 and we all stood there and looked at it and some thing was right. then after staring at for a while it hit some one the the 77 fende didn't have aside marke lightt in the fender. it was in the header panel. A friend of mine picked me up pair of 77 fenders that where beat to s_it on the tops but the dog legs where perfect so we cut the dog legs of that set of fenders. which left me with a 77 lemans fender i litterley could not give it ended in the scrape pile at locale yard . i jsut don't have enough room and the shop had stripped to bare metal and it turn to rust after sitting outside my garage for 6 months. the sad thing is some poor guy in the midwest or east coast could have used on a lemans or can am
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Mar 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Nice looking trans am, also belong to the pontiac/Oakland club international and national firebird trans am club along with the charter oak firebirds out of Connecticut.
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Jul 1, 2010 at 12:19 am
Thx for the add!! Wicked rides

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Hey, here's a good one for you folks, a friend of mine who owns a Repair Shop, recently bought a Snap-On Ratchet Wrench, and on the handle was stamped: "Made In China." Now...

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Hurricane Sandy Interuption

If you have not seen or heard from me since 10-29-2012, you can thank a Pine Tree, and Hurricane Sandy for that. I just got power back tonight 11-10-2012.

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If I'm Gonna Pay For Something With An Image On It

If I'm Gonna Pay For Something With An Image On It, then the image may as well be of something I own, and thanks to Zazzle, that's exactly what I can now do. I can get virtually ANYTHING T-Shirts, Hats, you name it, with images of my cars on them. Can even...

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