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About me and my passion for cars

(1978-1989)
Multiple GM dealership parts departments

(1979-1980)
Basic Auto Mechanic (night) school

(1976-present)
GM "H" body specialist (owned 13 Vegas/Monzas)

(2006-present)
1976 Buick Skyhawk total rebuild

My first car

1974 Vega GT

Car I wish I still had

1973 Hi-Po Vega, 4 spd., with 12:1 cr, sleeved 140, 3/4 cam, Offy Dual Port 360, 390 cfm, Mallory dual point, misc. IECO parts...
Drove from Toms River, NJ to Los Angeles, Ca. (70 mph average)in 4 to 5 days and did not burn a drop of oil!
In San Diego, oil return tube fell off and had to stop over in Yuma, Ar. to change Main bearings with eng. in car.
Drove to Virginia, stayed a month visiting relatives, then drove back to Bakersfield, Ca. and sold the car...it still didn't burn oil.

My dream car

1973 Corvette w/454 LS-7, standard trans. OR
Ferrari, Lamborgini, or Delorian

Car clubs I’m in

(1977-1980)
Vegabonds of America (Vega owners club)

Favorites

  • Type of racing: Drag
  • Driver: John Force
  • Driving song: Highway Star by Deep Purple
  • Car movie: Heart like a Wheel
  • Car book: V-6 Performance
  • Car magazine: Hod Rod
  • Car game: Slot Car Racing

— Profile last updated: Jul 12, 2014

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