Featured Member of the Week: The Starliner Connection
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’ve been in the car hobby for years. My wife Brenda has been very supportive of my habit. She helped with the restoration on the Starliner and travels with me to several car shows and drag races every year. I work for ProBuild, a national building supply company, and get 5 weeks vacation a year to travel to several events and time to play in the garage.
How did you first get interested in this hobby/passion?
My father owned a transmission shop and I began working in his shop when I was 10 years old. I rebuilt my first transmission at 12.
What Rides do you currently own?
The 1961 Ford Starliner. Check out this Youtube story that Ford TV did at The Ford nationals in Carlisle Pa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y-4EtB5R4w
A 1967 SS/RS Camaro that my Grandmother bought new in LA. It was just chosen as the 2012 Barn Find of the Year. Check out this link for the interesting story. https://www.barnfinds.com/2012-barn-find-of-the-year/#more-9633
Also a 1963 Ford Falcon tube chassis drag car. Raced on Pass Time. Check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDXdqsJFCxI
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
1972 VW Camper bus
2010 Ford Taurus SHO
2011 Ford F250 Diesel
What do you like most about your Cool Rides?
Racing the Falcon at nostalgia events, showing the Starliner, telling the story of the Camaro and the future restoration, getting smiles when driving the VW “micro hippy” Bus, and cornering in the Porsche.
What is the best memory you have with your favorite ride?
Racing 4 Pinks All Out and Passtime in the Falcon.
How do you store your ride(s) during infrequent use, and what maintenance tips can you provide for readers?
I’m blessed with a 5 car heated garage. I use a battery tender on each and I’ve been a long time user of STA-BIL® products.
What was the first car you ever owned?
1963 Olds F-85
What is/was the BEST car ever made?
What is/was the WORST car ever made?
How did you first hear about the Cool Rides Online website?
Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online members to know about you?
I’m a certified car nut.