My Grandfather had a used car lot. One day when I was 15 I stopped in
to see him and I noticed an orange car that I couldn't help but lust after.
Bright orange with a white vinyl top, 5 spoke cragars with Mohawk SuperMag
70's all around. Parchment interior with console and a nice Hurst
4-speed shifter sticking up. I zoomed over to the cycle shop and afterwork
convinced my Dad to go at least look at it. When we got there it was gone.
It had been sold to a student at the local vo-tech school. Skip ahead a
few months....One day I came home from the shop and my Mom says we are
going to the grandparents house, I thought it was a little strange but
I went. When we got there I noticed my Grandfathers Cadillac was out of
the garage (he *always* had it in the garage except on Sunday to go to
church), they told me to go in the gargage for something and when I stepped
in the gargage, there before my eyes was the car of my wildest dreams,
a 1968 GTO!!!!!! That was in 1976. I still love my GTO.
Above: Homecoming Parade 1979 - Okmulgee Oklahoma My car got put on the front page of the local newspaper in place of the senior class float for some reason. I thought that was way cool.
Oklahoma City - circa 1979
The picture below was taken at the Tulsa International Dragstrip around
1984. Best time 13.30 @ 105 mph
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