Sweat and Gears car club
Club Member Stories about our first cars, or cars we wish we still had.
Here's a picture of my 1st Corvette.... a 1961 Corvette built as a drag car...
Rick R was riding with me when I was drag racing Mouse's
Corvette down RT 251 from Shooting Park Road... had to be 1967, when I power shifted to 3rd gear at 7500 rpm
under the 7th Street overpass, the front yoke on the drive shaft broke & the shaft came thru the fiber glass floor & parts of it exited thru the
roof; collateral damage included trans tail housing, bell housing, drive shaft.
Best time 12:55 121 mph Byron drag way... C gas
Sold to Larry Johnson, then he sold it to Bill Sherman, then
Bill traded it for a GTO at Sauder-Ripple dealership on
RT 51. Then a guy just out of the service was on a bus that went
by the dealership. He got off the bus, brought the
Corvette and drove it home to Texas...
I paid $550 for
this 1958 Ford when I was 16 years old. My dad went
through the ceiling saying it was a $300 car. I found
my old Fairlane in February 2006.
The car had been repainted and the engine had been
replaced. I purchased the car back for $3500,
took it to my Arkansas home where
she was gone through from new sub-frame and custom
floor to all new glass, rubber and red paint.
Then installed an injected 4.6 DOHC Mustang
V8, 5 speed transmission, and so on.
at age 14, $25, 1950 Ford ex-cop car, bad steering box, not allowed to leave
the yard, removed the body, shortened chassis 3 feet, built roadster body of plywood, two kids
pick backend off the ground, driver lets clutch out in first gear and floors it, kids drop
backend=burn out :-)
||Fuzzy and Shirley:
First new car when we married. 1972 Cutlass S purchased new and we still have it. In a restore mode right now.
The first car I purchased
and would like to have now was a 1958 Impala, 348, 3
deuces, Turboglide. Could get rubber at 30 miles
an hour with 6 people in the car. Bought it in
61 and sold it in 63 for a down payment on our first
house. The color was gold top and beige
bottom. Great car!
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