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Stephenk29
12-23-2008, 10:16 PM
Anyone into cars at all? Me and the old man are pretty big into them, particularly the vettes and T/As.

westofyou
12-23-2008, 10:18 PM
My first car was a 69 camaro convertible 327

I loved that car... I also had a 73 cougar convertible with a 351... that thing flew.

RFS62
12-23-2008, 11:14 PM
I had a '67 Camaro 327 like this one, only Red. One awesome ride.


http://media.motortopia.com/files/319/vehicles/44a59f301ce09/67_Camaro_001.jpg

remdog
12-23-2008, 11:25 PM
Does a '65 Corvair convertible count? ;)

Rem

RFS62
12-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Does a '65 Corvair convertible count? ;)

Rem


Ralph Nadar's favorite car...



http://media.motortopia.com/files/28/vehicles/449a827e0e35f/vert2.jpg

Mario-Rijo
12-23-2008, 11:56 PM
My first car was a 69 camaro convertible 327

I loved that car... I also had a 73 cougar convertible with a 351... that thing flew.

My favorite car growing up was a '68 Camaro never owned one, but just like a woman those curves stole my heart. A Cougar, ya never hear of those anymore but another sweet ride.

I am now partial too the cars like my 1st one a '76 Caprice Classic. A big 'ole boat jacked up in the back, w/ fender skirts and a mean grill. Ah, the memories I have of those days! :D;)

Except for the rims it looked a lot like this (except lower in the front end).

macro
12-24-2008, 01:07 AM
My favorites are also lots of other people's favorites...

http://www.dreams-cars.net/images/Galerie/Pontiac/Pontiac_Trans_Am_1977/Pontiac_TransAm_1977_01.jpg

http://www.leonstransmission.com/images/img_57chevy.jpg

http://local.aaca.org/wisconsin/1965%20Mustang%20Convertible.jpg

George Anderson
12-24-2008, 01:24 AM
My favorites are also lots of other people's favorites...


http://local.aaca.org/wisconsin/1965%20Mustang%20Convertible.jpg

My dad is a collector and has this car.

A sweet ride indeed.

RFS62
12-24-2008, 10:31 AM
If I'm not mistaken, our own Roy Tucker used to have one of these in his wilder days of cross country beer runs.

http://www.dreams-cars.net/images/Galerie/Pontiac/Pontiac_Trans_Am_1977/Pontiac_TransAm_1977_01.jpg

Roy Tucker
12-24-2008, 10:40 AM
If I'm not mistaken, our own Roy Tucker used to have one of these in his wilder days of cross country beer runs.

http://www.dreams-cars.net/images/Galerie/Pontiac/Pontiac_Trans_Am_1977/Pontiac_TransAm_1977_01.jpg

Ayup. However, mine was a '76 and the picture is a '77.

455 CI and I forget the HP. I got all the emission controls stuff taken off (major illegal but WT*) and redid the exhaust to make it true dual exhaust. Did a lot of auto-crossing in it. Got some pretty major speeding tickets too. It hacked me off because I got it before all the Smokey and the Bandit stuff but it didn't matter, I got accused of Burt Reynolds wannabe. Bah.

1964 Corvette is still my dream car. That and a '63 Studebaker Avanti.

And some day before I die, I'm going to have a car with flames on the side.

Stephenk29
12-24-2008, 01:46 PM
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x164/Stephenk29/P1000524.jpg

Here's pop's rides. The black one can flat out MOVE.

RedsFan75
12-24-2008, 01:55 PM
My First Ride

Stephenk29
12-24-2008, 02:04 PM
My First Ride

NICE!

redsfanmia
12-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Does a '65 Corvair convertible count? ;)

Rem

My friend's dad collected Corvair's, he must have had 20 of those things.

RedsBaron
12-25-2008, 05:53 PM
My First Ride

I had a black '79 Trans Am that looked similar to that.
Over the years I've had a '68 Mustang, '76, '79, '83 and '85 Firebirds (the '79 and "85 were T/As), and '77 and '92 Corvettes. My current midlife crisis isn't a classic yet, but it is easily my favorite car: an '08 Corvette.

remdog
12-25-2008, 05:55 PM
My friend's dad collected Corvair's, he must have had 20 of those things.

Despite Ralph Nader's nadir of contempt (OK, OK pun intended :) ) for the Corvair, his book was based upon the '61-'63 models which, admitedly, did have serious flaws. Those cars also had some advanced ideas that allowed them to use less gas and, once the steering problem was correced, to handle very nicely. My parents had a '64 Covair that I drove when I was home in the summer from college (it was the 'boxy' body style). When I graduated from college ('68) I bought a used '65 convertible in the new body style and, actually, it was a pretty cool car. Chevrolet had corrected most of the problems with the car and most of the 'babes' liked the look---very important when you're 21---especially with the top down. :)

Next car was a '69 Mustang convertible. Except for the period from the late '70's until, umm, about the late '80's, when no one was building convertibles, a 'ragtop' has alwas been my choice of ride. Living in SoCal for the last 30 years has helped make that a very easy choice.

Rem

wally post
12-25-2008, 06:56 PM
Here's a few pix of funny cars :D

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/drumpike/snappycars1.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/drumpike/snappyride.jpg


and finally, as Luis Tiant would say... "A Weiner!"

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/drumpike/snappy-Oscar_meyer.jpg

RFS62
12-25-2008, 07:53 PM
Wally, that's Jim Edmonds' car


http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/drumpike/snappy-Oscar_meyer.jpg

BCubb2003
12-25-2008, 07:59 PM
My father had a Corvair station wagon.

wally post
12-25-2008, 11:13 PM
RFS62 - the truth can be so... hilarious!! :D

Spitball
01-17-2009, 09:10 PM
My dad still owns his 1967 327 Camaro he had custom made over forty years ago. It is a white convertible with a black top and four on the floor. He passed the car loving gene on to my daughter. She loves classic cars.

Razor Shines
01-18-2009, 12:18 AM
My friend's dad owns this car.
http://www.mineart.org/photos/big_things/indianapolis/loves/PA010008.JPG

GAC
01-18-2009, 05:07 AM
My father had a Corvair station wagon.

I have a friend that still has a Corvair van.

My first car was a '69 Chevy Impala.

But my favorites were....

http://www.geocities.com/fordmustangpics4/1969_Ford_Mustang_Boss_429_black.jpg

http://www.rodsandwheels.com/images/emagazine/060304/060304_1970challenger.jpg

Stephenk29
01-19-2009, 03:58 AM
not really classic at the moment, but since they not longer make the Trans Am this should be in about 10-15. This is my current daily.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x164/Stephenk29/asmo.jpg

Spitball
01-19-2009, 08:48 PM
not really classic at the moment, but since they not longer make the Trans Am this should be in about 10-15. This is my current daily.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x164/Stephenk29/asmo.jpg

My daughter recently sold her 1997 Firebird which was about the same color. I believe it was called a cayenne red. She now owns a white 2004 350Z.

Stephenk29
01-19-2009, 09:22 PM
My daughter recently sold her 1997 Firebird which was about the same color. I believe it was called a cayenne red. She now owns a white 2004 350Z.

This is Sunset Orange Metallic, I love it because it seems to change colors in different light. Not really "Chamellion (sp?)" though, which is why it kinda appears red in the picture.

Spitball
01-20-2009, 12:43 AM
This is Sunset Orange Metallic, I love it because it seems to change colors in different light. Not really "Chamellion (sp?)" though, which is why it kinda appears red in the picture.

Oh, I told her about your car and she got excited. She vows to one day own a Trans Am.

hebroncougar
01-20-2009, 09:11 PM
Here's my first ride.........does it count?:)

Tony Cloninger
01-25-2009, 01:26 PM
I have a 1974 Cuda with 360 engine. Automatic with the original engine...tranny....windows...8 Track Tape player. Problem is....i am the third owner and the 2nd one decided to be...stupid? and paint it a reddish...burgundy color. A color not of that year or any other year from 70 to 74. If you have these older cars....you would rather not have an engine....than have to redo the body or repaint the car. It costs more to do so. Plus the rust in some areas....that would make it more expensive to fix.

It is a daily driver.....and it looks in good condition....but the experts would look at it closely and say that it's more closer to average than good.

I wish i could restore it to the original Yellow Blaze (It has the black racing stripe and vinyl top)....but i do not have that type of money at this time.

Stephenk29
01-25-2009, 03:41 PM
I have a 1974 Cuda with 360 engine. Automatic with the original engine...tranny....windows...8 Track Tape player. Problem is....i am the third owner and the 2nd one decided to be...stupid? and paint it a reddish...burgundy color. A color not of that year or any other year from 70 to 74. If you have these older cars....you would rather not have an engine....than have to redo the body or repaint the car. It costs more to do so. Plus the rust in some areas....that would make it more expensive to fix.

It is a daily driver.....and it looks in good condition....but the experts would look at it closely and say that it's more closer to average than good.

I wish i could restore it to the original Yellow Blaze (It has the black racing stripe and vinyl top)....but i do not have that type of money at this time.

Changing the original color crippled its historic value (according to the experts). Thats an awesome car to have though!

Tony Cloninger
01-25-2009, 06:38 PM
Yes ...i like it very much. I should have shopped around more though...I missed out on a 1973 Cuda that was Sky Blue with a white stripe and the interior was white. Engine was rebuilt. I basically was approved for a loan and had 1 month to find the car i wanted. Back in 2002...the 1971's were getting really pricey...so i stuck to looking for the 73-74 ones.

Stephenk29
01-25-2009, 10:42 PM
I had the same problem, got all excited and jumped the gun on a purchase. I'm far to compulsive.