This page is dedicated to all my other cars along the way, gone but not forgotten. I have been driving since 16, for 12 years now, and have had 12 cars, never wrecked one, maybe I get bored. But I have a passion for great cars and dream of the ones I would love to have. As I find more pics of my other vehicles I will update. Oh yeah, and my dog Blake, gotta show him too!
First was my 1982 Plymouth Reliant, enough said.
Next came the 1988 Olds Regency Brougham, which was traded for my 1990 Touring Sedan.
In the winter I didn't drive the Touring Sedan because of the salt on the roads, so I bought a 1985 Lincoln Town car for my winter beater, behind the TS in the TS snow day pic. This car was a life saver, for real. I gave it to my mother to drive when I got my 1990 GP. She spun out going 65mpg in the winter and hit a bridge, and drove it for another 3 years, what a tank!
In 1996 I joined the Navy and bought my 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix SE in Florida.
Not enough power! Time for a step up and move from FL to VA. Also time to welcome my 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Special Edition (White Package) to my car family. Where the 1990 GP's 3.1L lacked power, the 3.4L in this one was very fast.
About a year later I came back from deployment and don't know what I was thinking, but traded the 1995 GP in for a 1995 Monte Carlo Z34. Even the other sales men at the dealer asked me why I traded cars.
Torch Red again, and my first speeding ticket in a string of many.
Dual Resonators out the back, sounded mean, not like a bumble bee on steriods, like all the little cars do.
In 1999 I went on deployment but got to stay back a bit so I took the Monte to MN, just incase there was a hurricane in VA. I had to drive so I bought my 1976 Mercedes 280 for $500.00.
Monte and Mercedes in VA after deployment.
A year and a half goes by and I get out of the navy and live a "NORMAL" life, I was on a submarine, so anything is normal after that. Time for the Monte to go because I am living a financially better life. In April of 2002 I welcomed my first Toyota 4Runner into the family. A black supercharged SR5 V6.
As gas prices started to spike I decided that it was time to get a second vehicle, so I bought a 1976 Dodge Aspen, no remarks about this one. $800.00 and only 76k miles on it, what a money pit it turned out to be. I sold that after 4 months and $1000.00 of work for $400.00.
I traded the 2002 after 10 months because I fell in love w/ my 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X4 V8. This truck is awesome, that's the only way to sum it up!
Imperial Jade Mica, the only year made, rare color.
5/27/05 Sold my 2003 4Runner and got a 2005 Sport Edition 4Runner. Much nicer, moonroof, 6-disk changer w/ JBL surround sound and 10 speakers, foglights, but a V-6, better on gas. This one also has leather seats and rear seat audio for those who want to listen to something other than my music, with wireless head phones, while riding along. Two stereos, neat option but not available in 2006. Oh yeah and riding in the back are 2 MTX 10" subs w/ a 400W MTX Prism amp, totaling 700 Watts of sound.
This is Mr. Blakewell, Blake for short. Everyone thinks he is a Boxer, but one view of those jaws and there is no mistaking him as a Pitt Bull. He is the sweetest and most loving dog I have ever had. It is such a shame the Pitt has earned such a bad reputation due to irresponsible owners. They are the most loyal and one of the smartest breeds of dogs out there.
I call this pic, "Asian Blake" because he reminds me of a Chinese Dragon in it. He is such a puppy at heart and amazingly sweet.
Blake's eyes are glowing green in this pic, strange, almost looks like he is possessed.