About me and my passion for cars
I've been into cars for as long as I can remember and have attended car shows in at least 10 different states from the Eastern Seaboard to the Rocky Mountains over the past 30 years. I like original antique cars, but have a taste for street rods and customs as well. I like the styling of the 1950s best. I currently own a two-owner 1961 Thunderbird, and a modified 1951 Chevy sedan delivery that is currently in my son's possession. Past rides of interest have included a 1950 Studebaker Champion, 1960 Oldsmobile 88, 1954 Nash Metropolitan, 1958 Mercury Monteclair, 1966 Chevy Nova, 1971 Chevy Caprice and a 1968 Rambler American, not necessarily in that order.
My first car
My first car, a 1973 Datsun 610, was bought more out of practicality and as a political statement than for its styling or performance.
Car I wish I still had
I wish I still had my 1966 Nova, minus the damage a Rochester, NY taxi did to it one day when my wife was driving it. That was back before they knew how to straighten a bent frame.
My dream car
I'll try to keep the list as short as I can. But near the top would be a 1936 or 1937 Cord, 1955 or 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria and a 1957-1960 Studebaker Hawk.
Car clubs I’m in
Great Plains Streetrodders
- Type of racing: NASCAR
- Driver: Jeff Gordon
- Driving song: Hotrod Lincoln
- Car movie: American Graffitti
- Car book: Encyclopedia of Cars
- Car magazine: Hemmings Classic Car
- Car game: just cruising anywhere
About me and my passion for bikes
I have a lot of biker friends, but my passion for old cars leaves no money left for a motorcycle.
My first bike
1973 Honda 90.
Bike I still wish I had
If I'm going to wish I still had a bike, it can't be that one, but that's the only one I ever owned.
My dream bike
- Type of racing: hill climbing
- Riding song: Born To Be Wild
- Bike movie: Easy Rider
About me and my passion for boats
For many years my uncle had a boat, usually a small, outboard cabin cruiser. I have many fond memories of going out for rides on his boat.
My first boat
Haven't gotten it yet.
Boat I wish I still had
Haven't gotten it yet either.
My dream boat
- Boating destination: Chesapeake Bay
About me and my passion for planes
Spend too much money on cars to afford flying. But if I ever become disgustingly wealthy, I'd get a license to fly. Might even learn to fly, first, too.
My first plane
Probably should get a pilot's license first.
Plane I wish I still had
Haven't gotten it yet.
My dream plane
An ultra light.
— Profile last updated: Aug 1, 2015