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My First Car - 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible

When I was 14, my Dad said that he wouldn't buy
me a new car and that I should not drive a convertible.
Before I was 16, he bought me this new convertible

Second Car

My 2nd car was a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle that my first wife had picked out. Because there were payments to be made, I ended up with it after the divorce. I replaced the standard belt pulley with a smaller one, the one barrel carburetor with a two barrel and added an exhaust extractor. It would do 85 mph in third gear. I enjoyed pulling up next to a Porsche at 80 to 85 and shifting.
It was one tough bug. I was broad sided just behind the driver's door by a large Ford sedan at 70 mph. I was spun around and going backwards with four lanes of traffic coming at me. I shifted into reverse and drove backwards to the side of the highway.
The right rear fender had been bent backwards into the tire which was flattened. I tore the fender off and changed the tire, then drove on.


When I was between marriages, I moved in with my buddy Marvin who had also gone through a divorce. He had a 90cc Suzuki Trail Bike and I bought a 185 cc Suzuki Trail Bike. Marvin had built a two seat Dune Buggy and we needed a way to tow the Dune Buggy and haul the bikes, so I bought a 1962 Ford pick-up. The pick-up had been a telephone company truck and came with a utility bed and an air compressor with an air tank built-in.
We made several trips to Competition, Missouri with our toys and tore up some woods on "Pauline's Place".
Marvin remarried and I moved into my parents house. I parked the truck in one side of the garage and used the other side to rebuild the engine and store the Trail Bike. By now I had also acquired the Austin Healy, and took up one side of the driveway with it and the Bug. Fortunately my parents were renting a place in Texas.

Cars I have owned

Dream Cars

1965 Austin Healey 3000 Story

One week-end while attempting to sell Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs to farmers in Clinton, Missouri, I had the opportunity  to drive a 1971 Buick Riviera dubbed "the boat-tail".

I have thought of that Rivee many times since.

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A couple of days before my birthday, Beth and I were on our evening walk when I looked down and found a nickel with my birth year of 1947.
A block later Beth said "What kind of car is that!" I looked over and there was this beauty. I had not even seen one on the road or in car shows for many years and here was one just down the street. Beth grabbed and pulled me away and would not let me see if it was for sale. I enjoy walking past it in the evenings, though
 The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 isn't that it exists, but that it's a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one.

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Big Healeys
Austin Healey Club of America

Bughatti Veyron

Austin Healey 3000 Mk III

There once was a young man from Boston
Who had a little red Austin
There was room for his ass,
And a gallon of gas
But his balls hung out and he lost 'em.
John Oliver

Lamborghini Countach

1957 Oldsmobile
"Johnny Russell's Hot Rod Restoration" out of Utah
Donated by Robert Russell and M. Scott Russell


Lamborghini Aventador LP70-4 

Lamborghini’s top-secret 50th anniversary model is finally out of the bag. Called the Veneno, (left) the supercar first appeared in Britain's Sunday Times before an assortment of car-loving websites, including a Czech auto forum, got hold of more images. Taking its name from the Spanish word for "poison", the Veneno is underpinned by the Aventador's carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. It will cost £3.1 million ($4.5m) and stand as the most powerful production Lamborghini ever.

Bradenton MotorSports

George Parham - 85 Mazda RX7

Don Garlit's Electric Dragster Run at Bradenton Motor Sports

Chet Foxworthy - 79 Chevy Malibu

McLaren 650S

Jaguar C-X75

My wife's nephew, Carl, found his wife's, Beth, dream car in New York and had it shipped to Michigan.
He had major rework done to it. The hood and trunk are original body parts.

Carl bought this 1971 Firebird because it was similar to one his Dad had owned.

Carl's Toy

Ed gave his daughter this old charger and she loaned him her camaro.


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