Cars that I have owned

The best place to start is a Top 10 List of the cars that I have owned. I have owned a total of 68 motorized vehicles including 44 cars, 6 pick-up trucks, 7 SUVs, 4 vans, 3 motorcycles, 2 Class A RVs, 1 Class C RV and 1 golf cart.

My Top 10 list of favorites of the 68 motorized vehicles that I have owned is:

  1. 1987 Porsche 924S – the car that I drove the fasted –  on ovals (Atlanta Motor Speedway, Pocono Motor Speedway, Saugus Speedway), drag racing (Houston International Raceway), road courses (Road Atlanta, Sears Point), two road rallies and two hill climbs (Pikes Peak, Chimney Rock).  I drove this car in the 1990 One Lap of America.
  2. 1999 Porsche Boxster – the only car that I drove to a first place victory.  This is also the only car that I won my class in a concour event (Porsche Club of America).
  3. 2008 Mazda Miata MX-5 PRHT
  4. 2006 Chevrolet Corvette convertible – Cathi’s current daily driver
  5. 1986 Jeep Cherokee
  6. 1975 Chevrolet El Camino
  7. 1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
  8. 1989 Jeep ComancheHemmings Daily has a good history of the Jeep Comanche.
  9. 2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 – this car came with the Select Edition 6 year / 100,000 mile warranty
  10. 1974 Fiat 128 (the “slime mobile”) – only car that could easily get airborne going over a hill on a city street, but it sure didn’t look like Steve McQueen’s Mustang in Bullitt.
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Porsche 924S at start of 1990 One Lap of America
No. 1 Favorite Car
Porsche 924S at start of 1990 One Lap of America with Anna and M'lissa
No. 1 Favorite Car
Porsche 924S during  the 1990 One Lap of America
No. 1 Favorite Car
Porsche 924S at end of 1990 One Lap of America
No. 1 Favorite Car
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Porsche Boxster
No. 2 Favorite Car
1999 Porsche Boxster doing pace laps at the Petit LeMans
No. 2 Favorite Car
1999 Porsche Boxster at the October 2006 PCA Concour
No. 2 Favorite Car
1999 Porsche Boxster at the 2006 Petit LeMans
No. 2 Favorite Car
1999 Porsche Boxster doing pace laps at the Petit LeMans
No. 2 Favorite Car - Dave is driving and Cathi took this photo as we head down the hill to turn 12 at Road Atlanta
2008 Mazda Miata MX-5
No. 3 Favorite Car
2008 Mazda Miata MX-5
No. 3 Favorite Car pulling a 5' x 8' U-Haul trailer
2006 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
No. 4 Favorite Car
1986 Jeep Cherokee
No. 5 Favorite Car
1986 Jeep Cherokee
No. 5 Favorite Car
1975 Chevrolet El Camino in Dodge City, Kansas
No. 6 Favorite Car
1975 Chevrolet El Camino in Colorado with 13 foot camper with matching blue stripe
No. 6 Favorite Car
1975 Chevrolet El Camino - 3.jpeg
No. 6 Favorite Car
1975 Chevrolet El Camino in Dodge City, Kansas
No. 6 Favorite Car
1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
No. 7 Favorite Car
1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
No. 7 Favorite Car
1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
No. 7 Favorite Car
1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
No. 7 Favorite Car
1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible - 40th anniversary
No. 7 Favorite Car
1989 Jeep Comanche
No. 8 Favorite Car
2005 Jaguar X-Type
No. 9 Favorite Car
2005 Jaguar X-Type
No. 9 Favorite Car
1974 Fiat 128
No. 10 Favorite Car is a 1974 Fiat 128, the "slime mobile".

The honorable mention list of the cars that I have fond memories but didn’t make the Top 10 are:

  • 1968 Porsche 912
  • 2003 GMC Sierra (“Big Red”) – best full sized pick-up truck
  • 1989 Chevrolet Corvette – Cathi’s first Corvette
  • 2006 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2005 Mazda Tribute – took us on one of our best vacation trips.  See the photos from the 2011 road trip to California here.
  • 1991 Fleetwood Pace Arrow
  • 2000 Yamaha Golf Cart – it was fast after the motor was rewound by Plum Quick
  • 1999 Mercedes Benz SLK – first hard top convertible
  • 2005 Chrysler Crossfire
  • 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth –  Only the second turbo car that I have owned and like the 1974 Fiat 128 in the top 10, it is a fun car to drive.
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1967 Porsche 912
No. 1 honorable mention car
1967 Porsche 912
No. 1 honorable mention car
2003 GMC Sierra - "Big Red"
No. 2 honorable mention car
2003 GMC Sierra - "Big Red" at the Petit LeMans
No. 2 honorable mention car at the Petit LeMans
2003 GMC Sierra - "Big Red" at the Petit LeMans
No. 2 honorable mention car at the Petit LeMans
1989 Chevrolet Corvette
No. 3 honorable mention car 1989 Chevrolet Corvette purchased on eBay
1989 Chevrolet Corvette
No. 3 honorable mention car 1989 Corvette with M'lissa driving in New York City
1989 Chevrolet Corvette
No. 3 honorable mention car 1989 Corvette Red Leather Interior
2006 Pontiac Solstice
No. 4 honorable mention car
2005 Mazda Tribute
No. 5 honorable mention car
2005 Mazda Tribute
No. 5 honorable mention car on the 27 mile long one way back country road through Titus Canyon in Death Valley, California
1991 Fleetwood Pace Arrow
No. 6 honorable mention pulling No. 10 honorable mention car
2000 Yamaha Golf Cart
No. 7 honorable mention - the official Muckerman Racing golf cart
2000 Yamaha Golf Cart
No. 7 honorable mention - the official Muckerman Racing golf cart
2000 Yamaha Golf Cart
No. 7 honorable mention - the official Muckerman Racing golf cart
1999 Mercedes SLK
No. 8 honorable mention car
1999 Mercedes SLK
No. 8 honorable mention car
1999 Mercedes SLK
No. 8 honorable mention car was also one of Cathi's favorite cars.
2005 Chrysler Crossfire
No. 9 honorable mention car
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No. 9 honorable mention car
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No. 10 honorable mention car

Other cars and motorcycles that I have owned include:

The list of cars my parents owned is much shorter.  My dad owned the following 7 cars:

  • 193_ Chevrolet – no photo available
  • 1939 Plymouth Business Man’s Special – no photo available
  • 1950 Ford Deluxe Coupe
  • 1953 Mercury
  • 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4 door
  • 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Deluxe Coupe – I learned to drive in this car.  It was a 6-cylinder stick shift.
  • 1969 Buick Skylark – I loved this car.  It was the first V8 that I drove and it could keep up with my friends Camaros and Firebirds.
  • 1971 Chevrolet Vega 2 door Kammback Wagon
  • 1974 Chevrolet Nova – ‘Spirit of America’ Nova. In anticipation of the US bicentennial in 1976, the limited edition ‘Spirit of America’ Novas were painted white with blue and red stripes.
1950 Ford
My Dad's 1950 Ford in front of my parent's home in St. Ann, Missouri.
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My Dad (Bill) posing with his 1950 Ford.
1950 Ford - with Pop
My Grandfather in front of the 1950 Ford at my parent's home.
1953 Mercury - Dave's1st Birthday
My first birthday with the 1953 Mercury in the background.
1953 Mercury and my mom.
My mom with the 1953 Mercury in the foreground.
1959 Chevrolet Impala 4 door
Me (Dave) in front of my Dad's 1959 Chevy
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
My parents (Bill and Annabel) posing for me with the 1964 Chevelle.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
My dad (Bill) posing in front of the 1964 Chevelle.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
My turn to pose by the 1964 Chevelle 300.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
Another pose by the 1964 Chevelle.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
Another pose by me (Dave) in front of the 1964 Chevelle.
1969 Buick Skylark
Me (Dave) posing with the 1969 Buick Skylark.
1969 Buick Skylark
My Dad's 1969 Buick Skylark.
1971 Chevy Vega
My Dad's 1971 Chevy Vega wagon in the driveway of Cathi & Dave's first rental house in Dodge City Kansas.
1971 Chevy Vega
My Dad's 1971 Chevy Vega wagon in the driveway of Cathi & Dave's first rental house in Dodge City Kansas.
1974 Chevrolet Nova
My Dad's Nova in front of Dave's El Camino in Desloge, Missouri