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.

1961 Ford Starliner

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

1961 Ford Starliner

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.

 1961 Ford Starliner

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

Racing 4 Pinks All Out and Passtime in the Falcon.

 1961 Ford Starliner

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.

1961 Ford Starliner

What was the first car you ever owned?

1963 Olds F-85

1961 Ford Starliner

What is/was the BEST car ever made?

The Tucker

1961 Ford Starliner

What is/was the WORST car ever made?

The Yugo

1961 Ford Starliner

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


1961 Ford Starliner

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

I’m a certified car nut.