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M –56
Winston Salem, North Carolina
United States


Cars Profile

About me and my passion for cars

I currently own a 1969 4 door Thunderbird. It has a 429 cu. in V-8 engine that was standard for that year and is a sleeper muscle car. I wanted a 4 door Thunderbird since I was 6 years old when I first saw one in my hometown. I was lucky enough to buy mine in May of 1990 and I am the 5th owner. It has always been a North Carolina car. These 4 door birds were only made 5 years (1967 to 1971) and never really caught on by the buying public. Most were crushed for their metal content in the 70's so few are left on the road.
I am a car nut but not a car snob (which means I like all car makes and models).

My first car

1976 Toyota Celica ST

Car I wish I still had

my wife's 1964 Ford Fairlane and my parent's 1971 Buick Centurion with a 455 V8 in it; a sleeper muscle car.

My dream car

Mustang Shelby GT500 (brand new-nobody has driven it)

Car clubs I’m in

Piedmont Thunderbird Club of the Carolinas


  • Type of racing: N/A
  • Driving song: Life is a Highway
  • Car movie: Cars
  • Car book: anything Thunderbird
  • Car magazine: Car and Driver

— Profile last updated: May 1, 2015