About me and my passion for cars
I've liked cars for as long as I can remember. My Dad was in the USAF and upon his retirement he became a mechanic for the Ft. Worth & Arlington Fire Departments. Dad was always doing maintenance on our cars and I was out there helping him - "professional flashlight holder", if you will - and learning how to care for cars. Since I've had my own I just enjoy relaxing, caring for them, and working on'em.
My first car
My first car was a 1978 Chevrolet Silverado 3/4 ton pick-up, that I got in 1980. I put chrome wheels, toolbox, push bumper, and a stereo in it (started off with an 8-track).
Car I wish I still had
I wish I still had my 1981 Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 ton shortbed pick-up. My Dad bought it new for me, for doing well in High School and for starting college. I had put custom wheels, tires, push bumper, spotlights, stereo system, and other odds & ends on it. I would also like to have a 1984 4x4 Chevrolet Silverado K5 Blazer that I bought new, it was just a great car.
My dream car
My realistic dream car would be a 2006 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette, but my pure dream car would either be a Porsche GTR or a Ferrari 355, 360, or 430.
Car clubs I’m in
I'm not a member of an actual car club per se; but I am a member at 2000Monte Carlo.com - stop by & visit a great forum and great bunch of people.
- Type of racing: Nascar
- Driver: Dale Earnhardt Sr. & now Junior
- Driving song: "I've been Everywhere"
- Car movie: Cars by Pixar
- Car book: A Chiltons repair manual
- Car magazine: Road & Track
- Car game: Nascar anything
About me and my passion for bikes
I got my 1st motorcycle for my 12th birthday, prior to that I had a "mini-bike" with a lawnmower type engine. My Dad taught me how to ride and he even bought himself one so we could ride together. Over the years I had many bikes and even got to ride one at work for a couple of years, which never got old even in inclement weather. I'll always have a love for riding, both dirt & street, because it is one of those few things that never gets dull.
My first bike
My 1st bike was a 1975 Suzuki TS75. I still remember sitting on it in the garage during the winter and acting like I was riding. I had it up until I was in my mid-30's when my Dad & mom got divorced and she sold it before I got a chance to get it.
Bike I still wish I had
I wish I still had my 1st bike because my sons both got to ride it and it'd be nice if my grandson would have got the same opportunity.
My dream bike
My dream bike is a Ducati 999R - closest thing I've seen to a race bike for the street.
- Type of racing: Road racing
- Rider: Kenny Roberts & Roger DeCoster
- Bike movie: CHiPs the TV show
- Bike magazine: Motorcycling & Cycle World
— Profile last updated: Dec 2, 2007