Friday, April 25, 2014

Veteran Gearhead, Rookie Blogger

20 years ago, I looked a lot like the guy driving this '64 Spyder convertible.  Actually, 20 years ago I *was* the guy driving this '64 Spyder convertible.  That's my "never shoulda sold it" car, but I was young and dumb, with visions of wheel-to-wheel competition in my head, so the Spyder had to go.
I sold it to fund the build of a '69 500 into an SCCA Improved Touring road racer, but the 500 was a survivor, way too nice for ITA, so it became a very clean and lightly modified street car.   Problem was, it never satisfied me as a street car the way the Spyder did.  So I sold the 500 and bought a '65 Monza coupe that became my first Grassroots Motorsports Magazine $20xx Challenge car, back in 2002.  Soon after the '02 Challenge, my automotive ADHD kicked in, and I sold the '65 to make room for a '66 Monza convertible with a Crown Manufacturing mid-engine small block Chevy V8 conversion.   Lather, rinse, repeat, for 15 cars over the last 12 years.

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