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Galesburg, Illinois
United States

donman is gearing up for car shows...woohoo — updated 4 years ago


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About me and my passion for cars

All my friends had Muscle cars when we were in school. About 50% Mopars (67 GTX, couple 'cudas, road runner) and about 50% Chevy (Chevelle's, Camaro's, Monte Carlo's). Sold my Camaro when things were rough and two kids in one year...

Looking back I had changed so many parts on the 68 (engine, trans, rear, front springs, rear springs, etc.) I wish I would have kept it.. Had the bad fortune of having to rebuild it after a car fire..I learned a lot from that and it helped me to be able to do most of the work on my cars.

My 96 Firebird started to become so undependable that I told my wife I think it is time for a new car. I was trying to hold out for the new Camaro, but I needed a car that would start everytime.

So, I knew I wanted a WS6 TA. I had test drove one at a dealer and jsut had it in my blood 6 years later I had to have one. Since I had my other firebird for about 10 years, I wanted a car I could enjoy if I had to start making car payments again..

While searching ebay I came across the 2002 Collector Edition TA's. I wanted something unique and fell in love with the paint and looks of the TA. Unfortunately, the ones on ebay were out of my range.

I came across McLaughlin Motorcar Museum on and saw this TA. I called them up and by the end of the day I was wiring them a down payment to hold it. I was a little scare about sending the money, but they had been so helpful and honest about the condition, I believed I could trust them. I couldn't find an easy way to get the car, so I had a company transport it, it was very resonable. The car arrived in the exact shape that was stated.

This year has been a great year, my dad has a 96 Collector Edition Vette and we have attended a lot of car shows together this last year. I am looking forward to the shows next year...

My first car

70 Chevelle

Car I wish I still had

68 Camaro SS/RS

My dream car

Always wanted a WS6, never dreamed I would get a Collector Edition TA.


  • Type of racing: Drag Racing and Nascar
  • Driver: Dale Jr.
  • Driving song: Riot from 3 Days Grace - might change soon
  • Car movie: Smokey and the Bandit
  • Car magazine: GM High Performance and Corvette Fever
  • Car game: My uncle owns a grocery store and in it he sells..

— Profile last updated: Jan 26, 2015

Date Joined Dec 4, 2008
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May 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Sweet bird!
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Jan 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm
I love the looks of these CE Trans Ams!
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Dec 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm
Sweet Collector's Ed.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Winter Blahs

Sitting hear in the middle of winter, snow and salt on the ground. I haven't had the car out in over a month...Last year, 2014, was pretty eventful. I got the TA Dyno tuned and put down 381Hp to the rear tires. I also took it to the strip and racing on...

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Wow it has been a long time

Since my last post, major changes to the TA. This last month I installed the GM Performance Parts ASA cam and a Revmax 3600 Stall Converter. Add in a transmission cooler and new filter while I had the pan down on the transmission. Replaced the stock...

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Been a while

Not much new on the car front. Zaino'ed it before this week's car show...Car runs sweet since the tune. Thats about it..looking forward to upcoming ar shows in the area..

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