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WTF? (Where’s The Fun?) - May 2014

Garage Find Re-Buy

Who: Ken Vogtsberger

What: '67 Chevrolet Corvette

Where: San Antonio, TX

Why: Ken says it best in his email: "Similar to the Challenger in your Oct. '13 issue, I re-purchased a '67 big-block Corvette, which I had initially bought in 1973 for $1,200. I sold it to a friend in 1982 who basically kept it in his garage in Austin, Texas, for 30 years. He needed money for a new house, so he sold it back to me in 2012 for $26,000." Ken's new/old car has a '71 454, a Borg-Warner four-speed, 3.70:1 gears, manual steering, manual brakes, factory side exhaust, and two tops. He continues, "The paint is from the '70s (Mosport Green, his favorite color at the time). It looks ratty but always attracts a crowd."


My Other Car

Who: Otha Starkey

What: '68 Ford Galaxie 500

Where: Marysville, WA

Why: We ran a picture of Otha's '78 Mustang in our Feb. '14 issue. He was so thrilled, he sent pictures of his other alternative-body-style car, this '68 Galaxie. It's nicknamed "the Bull Frog" because, "the first thing my wife said when I pulled in the driveway was that it sounds like an old bullfrog," Otha writes. He's owned the car for about 10 years. It's powered by a 302 with a Summit hydraulic roller cam, roller rocker arms, and a Holley 650 carb on an Edelbrock Performer intake. The rear is a 9-inch with 3.53 gears on a Traction-Lok differential.


Into the Sunset

Who: Roger Elmore

What: '70 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Where: Puyuallup, WA

Why: Roger's been a subscriber for more than 20 years (thanks!!), and he wanted to send us a picture of his Mustang and long-time friend Justin Pierce's '73 Camaro. The Mach 1 runs with a 351C and a shot of nitrous, while Justin's Camaro gets by with an LS swap and Richmond five-speed transmission. "We never had any photos of the cars together, so we made sure to get one this time," he writes.


Clean Street Truck

Who: Gary Binge

What: '68 Chevrolet C10

Where: Fairfax, VA

Why: Gary says he's been the proud owner of this C10 for 13 years. He installed a Chevrolet Performance 350 crate engine, Hedman ceramic-coated long-tube headers, and a beefed-up TH350 transmission. He also installed the wood bed himself. "The paint is Medium Red and Bright White, and it is 14 years old," he says.


Perseverance

Who: Mickey Wheeler

What: '55 Chevy

Where: Arlington, TX

Why: When he purchased the car in 2002, Mickey's '55 was filled with beer cartons and rats. Since then, he transformed it from its depressing state to a stunning show car that he takes to the track. It has a 460-inch Pontiac engine under the louvered hood, and a TH400 and Ford 9-inch complete the drivetrain. The big Poncho is stuffed with Ross pistons on Eagle rods, the cam is Comp's XE274, and we especially like his Edelbrock dual-quad intake. Mickey's a retired autobody technician, so he did most of the work on the car himself.

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