About me and my passion for cars
I first fell in love with Mustangs before I even knew what a Mustang was. I was seven or eight years old and when my family would travel into Beatrice, NE we'd see this body shop that had a row of '70 Mach 1's parked next to it. I didn't know what a Mustang was but I knew that I wanted a Mach 1.
I got my Uncle's '70 Mustang when I was 17. It had been parked next to a barn for 22 years and had flood water get into it a couple times. It was a mess. I drug it out of the sunk in holes that it settled into and my Dad and had it running again later the same day. I spent my whole summer working on the car getting it cleaned up and learning a little about bodywork, mechanicals, the importance of good brakes, and wiring. It was a time I'll always look back and smile about. My Dad and I working on it together is one reason why I wish I still had that car around.
My first car
My first car was a '76 Delta 88, two door with a 455 ci 4 barrel that a little old lady drove before me.
My dream car
1970 Mustang Mach 1, 428 Cobra Jet, 4 speed, Graber Orange, Twister Edition. I've found one that the original owner has sitting out under a lean-to shed. It is in fantastic condition. Spoke with him a couple times over the years and he is starting to think about selling it but not quite there.
Car clubs I’m in
Capitol City Ford and Mustang Club
Mustang Club of America
Eastern Nebraska / Western Iowa Car Council
- Type of racing: NASCAR
- Driver: Mark Martin
- Driving song: Animals by Nickelback
- Car movie: Gone in 60 seconds, the remake
- Car magazine: Mustang Monthly
— Profile last updated: Sep 14, 2007