10/11 - Scrapped my idea of buying brand new Camaro convertible and instead picked up this SWEET 2005 SSR!! 28,500 miles, 6 speed, 400 HP Corvette motor

09/09 - Thanks to craigslist we just bought a 96 conversion van and sold our 93 conversion van in the span of a few days.  The new van has less miles, less years, less visual blemishes and functional front AND rear AC.  Pic below.

We picked up a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid in November of 2006, it looks sweet, has a nice amount of room, gets great gas mileage and has more gadgets than I know what to do with.  I love it!


In March of 2004 I finally purchased a replacement for my incinerated Buick,  a 1988 Corvette coupe. In October of 2004, I sold it. My 6 month ownership was filled with frustration and expense.  In retrospect, I should have been more careful in my selection progress.  I would have been better served to spend more money up front to get a car that had less problems.  In a way I was sad to see it go, but in more ways I am relieved to be free of the burden.  I don't expect to be the owner of a "fun" car again anytime soon, but if I do, a Vette will be high on the list. Here is the progress page for what I fixed on it before it was sold.


1-1-03 My Buick burns up - RIP, read & see

I  purchased a 1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible.  Here are a few pics.    It had a 350 motor, 93000 original miles, disc brakes, rally gauges, split bench with arm rest, 15 inch GS rally wheels and is in overall good condition.  Click on image to see full size view  I started some minor restoration work.  I  replaced the 14 inch rally wheels with 15 inch GS wheels, replaced the instrument panel, the steering wheel, the battery tray, the door handles, the shift lever, the clock as well as doing some minor tweaks under the hood. Look for the progress I made before the fire here

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 Here are some pictures of other vehicles I have owned over the years.  Sadly I don't have pictures of all of them.  So far I have owned a 69 Buick Special Deluxe, 80 Chevy Citation, 71 Chevelle, 69 Firebird Convertible (2 of them), 89 Hyundai Excel, 87 Acura Integra, 86 V-6 Firebird, 90 Ford Probe GT, 72 Plymouth Duster, 97 Pontiac Sunfire GT, 99 Nissan Sentra, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 99 Toyota Tundra, 71 Buick Skylark Convertible, 2003 Nissan Sentra & the 88 Corvette.  Quite a list for 20 years of driving I think.  As you can tell I have been all over the place in regards to the types of vehicles I have owned.  Presently we have an awesome 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid, the 99 Tacoma & a 96 Chevy Conversion Van.


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