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From the Old New Guy
« on: February 03, 2008, 11:58:07 PM »
Greetings,
  I'm the new guy on the block but according to Glen (Soaring), I'm older than dirt.
  I'm down to three Mustangs right now, a 66 Hardtop that's the daily driver back-up car ('A' code, AT, console, AM/FM stereo, Style Steel Wheels), a 65 GT Fastback (AT, console, original Style Steel Wheels, beautiful AM radio) and a 66 GT Fastback 289 HP (AT, console, factory original Style Steel Wheels, beautiful AM radio).
  My daily drivers are a 99 Ford E250 Van and a 69 VW Baja.
  Like Glen, I'm retired except I did at age 50. Currently I'm doing some woodworking projects; growing avocados, kiwi fruit and lemons and tinkering with cars.
  The pictures are of my 65 GT Fastback as it appeared as the cover car on a 2000 calendar and my 66 GT Fastback by the same photographer but it has yet to be used in a calendar.
  I've raced NHRA in the mid 60's, off-road in the mid 70's and as a result of my off-road jaunts, decided to not get any more broken bones so it more of 'touring' nature I have with cars.
Jim


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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 08:51:15 AM »
Very nice collection you have there and the pictures are beautiful. I am also a fan of VW bugs, have you done any baja race with yours?
If you want to share your NHRA race stories, you are welcome. I am very interested  ;D

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 02:00:46 PM »
I helped prepare several VW engines for a local off-road shop in the mid 70's, mostly to work off my bill. The engines were for street VW's, sand rails and a few race cars. Several of my motors raced the Baja and I bit the bullit and did the race in 79 in a Class 5-1600. I sat in the right seat. Never again, even though we finished. I lost 15 pounds and lots of sleep.
As to the NHRA, I had a 64 Fairlane Sports Coupe 289 HP and raced at Lebanon, NY, and the Connecticut Dragway in 1964 and 1965. In early 66, I ordered a 66 Mustang Fastback 'A' code 4 speed and moved to Northern California as jobs in Massachusetts were few and paid low. Been here ever since. I sold my sand rail, trailers (note plural) and my FL-350 Honda Odyssey. As I said before, too many broken bones.
Jim

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 09:18:43 PM »
I think you just clarified your credentials Jim.   ;D As you are aware, I am the old new guy too, and this site seems to be the most friendly of all of them.  Let's keep it that way and get all the ones we know to be friendly over here. 

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 09:29:51 AM »
Welcome to the neighborhood.  You're not older than dirt until you're in the dirt.  Did I hear NHRA???  One of the best sports ever known to man, that and hockey.

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 10:02:05 PM »
Welcome to the neighborhood.  You're not older than dirt until you're in the dirt.  Did I hear NHRA???  One of the best sports ever known to man, that and hockey.
Nah, Nascar and Golf ftw.   ;D

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 02:52:37 AM »
i don't care for Nascar, im a weird gear head, i guess. i don't care to watch any automotive sports on tv :P granted though i wouldn't mind participating in them .


i really want to be a part of the targa, kinda like a dream to me. prep the 65 up just right. run a vintage motor with suspension/brake upgrades all over canada(i think it was?) on public roads

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 02:14:04 PM »
 Same with me. I am a car freak, my wife even says I am obsessed but there is nothing more boring than watching other people race in their cars in my opinion.
 Yes, the Targa is in Newfoundland, Canada.
http://www.targanewfoundland.com/home.asp
That would be fun to do but not to watch.

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Re: From the Old New Guy
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 04:55:03 PM »
I didn't use to watch NASCAR, but my wife's mother and my wife are NASCAR nuts.  So, if I want to watch TV on Sundays,  it's NASCAR or nuttin'.  Jeff Gordon is my man, and Jr. is my wife's.  And, I am an avid golfer, but I absolutely hate watching golf on TV.  I'd rather watch paint dry.   ;D

 

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