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My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

Back in time, 1966. My first car was a 1958 Chevrolet Delray. I bought it off a friend. I borrowed the money from my mother and I paid her back while working at a gas station after school. It was powered with a 283 and a Powerglide and had a Sun tach on the dash. […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

We call her “Thelma, the Bad Bird.” Initially a docile 42,000-mile, one-owner car purchased in 1998, this original 1968 Magnolia Yellow Ford Thunderbird 429 landau coupe underwent a transformation to become a “ Bad Bird.” I put on a little more than 18,000 miles in 16 years that I owned the car. Modifications included Pertronix […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

A lot of changes happened in my life during the ’60s. Some were tough and some were good experiences. In the ’70s, all was “HAPPY-GOOD.” First I meet my beautiful wife, Lilliam, and I bought my 1969 Mustang Mach 1, and my son Robert was born. To me, it couldn’t get any better than that. […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

I drove a 1961 Starfire for 30 years. I paid $75.00 for it because it didn’t run. When it got too hard to find parts, I parked it. Finally, the kids talked me into selling it. I knew I would cry. About 10 years later I retired and found a 1965 Starfire. I didn’t know […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Don’s 1937 Ford

My Classic Car: Don’s 1937 Ford

It was my first car. This was a great car to have in high school. I bought it from the father of the girl I was going with at the time. He had won the car. This ’37 Ford was offered at the local carnival in Brookfield, Illinois in 1937. My girl’s father bought one […]

By July 27, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Don’s 1963 Chevrolet Impala

My Classic Car: Don’s 1963 Chevrolet Impala

I was 18 working as a pump jockey. A guy that came into are service station had this car, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, and I always loved it. One day, he came in and was driving a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. I asked about the 1963. He said it was for sale. It had a 409 […]

My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 40

My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 40

I was born in Southern California in 1975. My dad, a Protestant minister, did his level best to pass his love for classic automobiles to me. By 1985, now 10 years of age and living in Alabama, I shared his passion for antique cars, particularly ‘50s and ‘60s Chevys. Tragically, my mother lost her 10-year […]

My Classic Car: Jonathan’s 1951 Studebaker

My Classic Car: Jonathan’s 1951 Studebaker

I was 9 years old in 1951. My aunt and uncle owned a new ’51 Studebaker and they reluctantly let me drive it on the farm. I promptly drove it into the creek and it had to be pulled out with the tractor. It was 8 years later before my folks let me drive again. […]

By July 20, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Wayne’s 1975 Ford Torino

My Classic Car: Wayne’s 1975 Ford Torino

My daughter was getting married and wanted a classic car for a wedding car. I tried to rent one from the local car club people but it was no go. Since 1978, I had this 1975 Ford Torino in the garage and it was pretty rough. But one fine day, Cherry, my daughter decided it was […]

My Classic Car: Joe’s 1970 GMC Custom Deluxe

My Classic Car: Joe’s 1970 GMC Custom Deluxe

Growing up in the 1970s I got to see cars and trucks from 1950s on up. My brothers and I would sit out front of the house play the car game. The cars and trucks passing by we would need to name the make, model and year. My Father was the heavy influence on our […]