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cancobra

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Toronto, Ontario
Canada

 
 

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About me and my passion for cars

Like most of us I have had to curb my passion to concentrate on the more central issues like raising a family and paying the mortgage. To keep going I was contstanting working on these cars then selling or trading to work my way up or into something new of more interest. Not having been blessed with an inheritance, falling ass backwards into money or never winning a lottery getting the funds the hard way...working for them I managed to keep my interest alive.
Now that the kids are grown and the mortgage is paid the renovations and travel starts so there still is not any real cash available to buy that Dino 246 or early E Type.
This has been a hobby that has been immensly rewarding personally and I have has an incredible amount of great cars...but there are so many more to own!

My first car

A 1951 Buick straight 8 which I purchased from my older sisters boyfriend when I was 14 years old. Took delivery in front of a country feed mill them almost immediately ran it into the cement loading dock as the linkage stuck. I was lucky enough not to have done any damage to the feed mill but the car was trash.

Car I wish I still had

In over 40 years of collecting/trading I wish I still had them all. Anyone interested can paste this into your browser and have a look at my web site where I have listed most of my stuff over the years.

http://autogr...dc0e5e53262e5

My dream car

Used to be an authentic 289 Cobra but now I realize that will never happen. Now it would be a all steel 32 Ford Three window coupe build in the rod style of the 50's.

Favorites

  • Type of racing: Solo
  • Driving song: Mercury Blues/David Lindley
  • Car movie: Bullitt/original Italian Job/American Grafitti
  • Car book: Cobra In the Barn
  • Car magazine: Rodders Journal

— Profile last updated: Jan 6, 2010

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