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  1. #16
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    I am an anomaly also. Nobody in my family cares about cars (besides my kids, lol). Nobody in my family ever drove an interesting car growing up, although my uncle did have a '57 Chevy sedan wasting away in my grandma's garage when I was little that I wanted badly. I'd go down there and sit in it and pretend it was mine whenever we visited. My grandpa worked at a service station when I was little (remember when gas stations also fixed cars?) so I enjoyed seeing all the different cars in the bays. I remember going on a family vacation when I was just a few years old. I had 1 picture left in my crappy little plastic camera. As I got set to snap a pic of the Lincoln Memorial a cop car came around the corner. Guess what my dad still has a pic of in his photo album? My uncle gave me some free sample car magazines he had laying around when I was maybe 10 and I read (and reread) those things cover to cover. I've always loved cars but I seriously have no idea where exactly it came from.
    '17 Destroyer Gray Charger Daytona 392
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  2. #17
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    I've loved cars since as far back as I can remember. I guess it started with Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels when I was a little boy. Funny, when I was a young adult I never really craved raw power in an auto - just refinement and cool looks. Now I'm a MOPAR muscle addict, dyed in the wool.
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  3. #18
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    My Dad loved cars, but they were European sports cars. He didn't own them, he just coveted them. We had a couple of Dodge vans that he fixed himself. My older brothers bought cars for <$500 and fixed them too. There were some pretty cool ones: a '68 Chevy Impala, a '63 Belvedere, but nothing too powerful. One of my high school buddies had a '66 Charger, an acquaintance had a Road Runner. I really liked them. While in the USCG in '82 a shipmate and I got $500 together to buy a car. I went to one of those street corner used car lots in Florida to find something. The dealer pointed to a metallic blue '73 Charger saying "I'll sell you that for $500." It only had a 318, but it was fast and way cool. I raced and beat my friends in their small block Camaros etc. After that I was strictly a Mopar guy. That car is still one of my all time favorites.
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  4. #19
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    Hot Wheels and AMT models in elementary school, American Grafitti and Two Lane Blacktop movies/Hot Rod, Popular Hotrodding, Car Craft, Street Rodding magazines in Jr high, inheriting my dad's 318 '70 Dart at 16 and putting a dual quad 383 in it at auto shop class, etc...
    Eibach Pro-kit springs and sway bars, Koni dampeners, BWoody front sway links, K&N Intake, Predator tune by Stu, 180 T-stat, BT park lock replacement and catch can, Pedders tension strut bushings & bump-steer kit, Blastin' Bob's 4db resonator kit, Inertia Super Spartan cam,6.1 springs & pushrods,JBA shorties, 6.1 pulley, '08 Charger 18's with Yokohama YK580's 235/55/18 front, 255/5518 rear, R1 Concepts premium front rotors, PosiQuiet pads, B&M trans dipstick, Mercedes trans pan,
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  5. #20
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    I forgot about Two Lane Blacktop, Vanishing point was also a good movie for the time. So many car movies in the 70s.

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    I’m almost 40 now/ when I was around 8 my older cousin had a 82 mustang gt black. It was loud and quick for that era. My first stang I was around 18 and needed up with 5 mustangs before I got my 18 scatpack


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  7. #22
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    Believe it or not, I stumbled on a maintenance job on an ‘84 Porsche 911 auto, back in the mid 90’s I believe...damn that thing was fast. Ever since, I’ve been hooked. Plus I’ve lived in Germany for almost 10 years! That will convert you swiftly. Even their 2 liters will run hard!
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  8. #23
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    Growing up I always heard stories from my parents about street racing in the 60s and 70s, their favorite cars, mom bragging about winning cash from guys that just assumed she couldn't drive because she was a tiny little helpless woman...pictures of dad's old El Camino and mom's old Impala that they got rid of when they decided to start a family. Going to car shows with my dad occasionally...
    Then of course Fast and the Furious came out while I was in high school in the 90s and street racing exploded in our little town so my buddies and I would go tearing around in our little race cars (read: an 86 Ranger with a k&n drop-in, a Flowmaster exhaust, and slightly advanced timing and an 89 Escort GT with a fart can...)
    Roll forward to college/my senior year of high school and I met a bunch of guys with muscle cars, a guy with a built 60 something C10 and his buddy with a 55 Suburban that it seemed like you could hear across campus when they started up...
    I had years and years of boring cars, an 88 Hyundai Excel, an 86 Ranger, a 98 Ram 2500, a 1996 Chrysler LHS, a 2004 Ram, a 2006 Grand Prix (n/a V6), some other stuff, and then finally I got my first Mustang after years of craving something fast. Fast forward five or six years and I picked up my first Magnum as a compromise between responsible Dad car and hotrod.

    Galactus hungers...
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    His: 2006 MSRT8, K&N CAI, built and tuned by MPR Motorsports (WhiteHemi), forged pistons and a HHP Stg 2r cam, HHP HEMITUNER TCM, Paramount Stg 2 valve body, Mopar Performance high stall converter, Flowmaster Super 10s, 180° t-stat, Tranzformer, Street Edge coilovers, 275/35/20 Continental ExtremeContact DW (square), otherwise bone stock.
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    Personal best 8.473 in the 1/8 and spinning like a fool, on old Toyos, pre Tranzformer, old suspension, and old stock engine, new times to come.

    Hers: 2010 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, bone stock and slow as a rock...
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