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My Classic Cars and Bikes

My first car was a 1948 Jeepster and my second a 1957 Chevrolet. I still have a varient of these cars as a homage to their appeal and in a sense a time machine.

1967 Cadillac Eldorado
1982-1985

Having read a book on collectible cars and reading this big block Caddy was a Milestone car I bought it from a gas station. Big Block FWD. I painted it white myself

1957 Chevrolet Belair Sedan
1992-2001

Pacific bought this for me and I took it all the way. All new stainless and paint this car was a head turner.

1955 Chevrolet Belair Sport Coupe
2001 to Present

Fuel Injected 383 built by Lamar Walden, 5 speed Tremac Transmission, 4 wheel disc brakes, Air Ride Technologies front end. The works!

1949 Willis Overland Jeepster 350 Chevrolet V8
2014 to Present

Replaced the wide tires on it with original trim. Rewired shoddy work, added amped up sound system, new carpeting and new instrument cluster. Replaced gas tank and new sending unit.

1957 Triumph Thunderbird
1966-1968

My father agreed to get a small bike no larger than 55cc. Once in
knoxville I bought a 750cc. Oops.

1965 MBG (First MG)
1972-1974

Ragged but serviceable. Sold it for a better MGB.

1968 MGB
1975-1978

Bought in Nashville  and had bad alternator. Drove at night to Knoxville with a flashlight held out the window. Electric Overdrive. Driving light later modified for optics experiment.

1966 Corvair Monza
Mid-Engine V8
1978-1982

Bought for $100 with a bad engine I found a 283 and a cross flow radiator. Car was running for less than $2,000 investment.

1948 CJ2A Williys Jeep
(1973-1975 while attending University of Tennessee)

Engine through a rod on a trip to Atlanta. Went through one winter without a top and soon made a wooden one. Eventuallly got a canvas one. 

1963 Ford Falcon Station Wagon (1975-1976)

Traded jeep in for a warmer car. Someone hit me from behind and I used the money to buy a motorcycle.

1976 Kawasaki H2-750
1976-1980

Put Koni shocks, low bars and expansion chambers on this one. It was stolen and I bought Warren's H1-500.

1969_Kawasaki H1 Mach 3 - 500cc 3 cylinder 
1980-1982

Ported to Yoshamira specifications andexpansion chambers this bike would hit 12,000 rpm in  blink transporting you from here to there nearly intantaneously. After getting married I was informed it had to go, so I traded it for a big stereo. It was stolen from the next owner.

1948 Jeepster
1962-1963

I was first was given at 14 years old a junkyard engine to break down by Bill Stone. Grampa Claus then got a broken Jeepster to work on. This is not an original picture of the car. I eventually got it running but it ws not road worthy. I took off the fenders trying to make it a hod rod and have feel guilty enough to now repair another in my old age.

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1957 Chevrolet (1963-1967 while attending Northside High School)

15 years old I was taught by Hunt Hogue how to rebuild a V8 from scratch and disassemble a manual transmission. Installed notched pistons and a Duntov cam. Couldn't wait to get my license.

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1966 Chevrolet Camero
(1966-1969 while attending University of Tennessee)

Blown sideways by a wind gust ended up ina head on collision on Highway 411 from Atlanta to Knoxville.  Oil drenched roads and grand national racing tires not meant for wet conditions didn't help. Retrieved from the wrecked Camero was the 327 engine, 4 speed transmission and bucket seats. These were stored in the woods until I found a car.

1957 Chevrolet Belair Sedan 
(1972-1974 while attending University of Tennessee)

The Yellow Bird

I bought this car without an engine (I had to pull the existing engine out). All the Camero gear went in it.