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M –55
Columbus, Ohio
United States


Cars Profile

About me and my passion for cars

I was brainwashed from birth to be a car lover. My father built and raced both dirt and asphalt circle track cars from the Mid-Fifties until the Early- Seventies around Wisconsin. Later my father got me interested in Drag Racing. As a teenager I about lived at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI. I bought my current Hot Rod, my 1968 Chevelle 300 for 400 bucks when I was stationed in California when I was active duty Air Force in 1982. I was amazed at how nice the junkers where out there compared to the rusty stuff we played with back home. My hobby still hasn't changed much. Not much of a participant in Drag Racing anymore, mainly I spend my time at the local car-shows and cruises.

My first car

1973 Monte Carlo

Car I wish I still had

1966 factory 396 El Camino

My dream car

1969 Yenko Chevelle

Car clubs I’m in



  • Type of racing: Nostalgia Drag Racing, NHRA, IHRA, ADRL, and NASCAR
  • Driver: My father William VanErt, Big Daddy Don Garlits, Lee Sheppard, and Ken Schrader
  • Car movie: World's Fastest Indian, American Graffitti, Hollywood Knights
  • Car book: Jeg's catalog
  • Car magazine: Super Chevy
  • Car game: Chinese Fire Drill

— Profile last updated: Aug 22, 2017