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fathers71

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West Des Moines, Iowa
United States

 
 

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About me and my passion for cars

I have always loved cars. I remember at about age 8 helping dad replace the clutch on his Willys Overland wagon. My older sister and I would run that car up & down the driveway using the starter button. Dad could not understand why the battery was always flat. After I got out of the service in 1970 got involved with sports cars. Spent many hours as part of a pit crew for a friend who raced Corvettes in SCCA TransAm series. I bought our 1971 Olds Cutlass in 1989 and have had the body redone twice and have redone the interior. We have driven this from Iowa to Detroit twice for the Woodward Dream Cruise. 7 years ago added the 55 chevy 3100 Series 2 pickup to my garage. We completed the street rodding of the truck last year and have had a blast with it since! Both of our grown sons are into hotrods also. David has a 1953 Plymouth Suburban wagon, a 1960 Chevy Impalla low rider/chopped project and a 1973 Ponitac Granville Convert. The younger son, Jared has a 1946 Chevy fat fender street rod. All 3 of the grandkids show interst in cars and have won awards with their pedal cars. Owning cars, driving cars, working on cars and talking to like minded people about cars is my idea of living!!
I am in the Rollin Relics Car Club and am a member of th eGoodguys and the Parroahs car clubs

My first car

1950 Chevy paid $100.00 for it at Speed Chumley's Car Lot

Car I wish I still had

1962 Impalla Sport 327 Auto

My dream car

I'm driving them!

Car clubs I’m in

Rollin Relics CC, Goodguys

Favorites

  • Type of racing: NASCAR
  • Driver: Mikey Waltrip, Carl Edwards
  • Car movie: Hollywood Knights
  • Car magazine: Custom Classic Trucks, Goodtimes Gazette

— Profile last updated: Sep 25, 2011

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