Featured Member of the Week: 69 SS396

1969 El Camino SS396

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a 52 year old mechanic living in Lakeland, Fl.

How did you first get interested in this hobby/passion?

I was always fascinated with mechanical objects which got me in trouble as a kid for taking things apart.

1964 El Camino

What Rides do you currently own?

I presently own a 1969 El Camino SS396 and a 1964 El Camino.

 1969 El Camino SS396

What do you like most about your Cool Rides?

Driving them. Talking about them. Looking at them.

 1969 El Camino SS396

What is the best memory you have with your favorite ride?

Too many memories to count.

 1969 El Camino SS396

How do you store your ride(s) during infrequent use, and what maintenance tips can you provide for readers?

I only store mine for a week or so at a time as its always “summer” in Florida. Maintenance tips would be keep oil changed, keep tire pressure checked regularly, torque wheels to spec and if storing use a fuel stabilizer.

 1969 El Camino SS396

What was the first car you ever owned?

1965 Impala with a 283 powerglide.

What is/was the BEST car ever made?

The lowly, crappy Chevrolet Vega for reasons to remain unspoken.

 1969 El Camino SS396

What is/was the WORST car ever made?

The Yugo.

How did you first hear about the Cool Rides Online website?

From a member of my El Camino club being chosen for ride of the month.

 1969 El Camino SS396

Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online members to know about you?

My 1964 El Camino is for sale on the CRO website.