Ponticarlo!! Not sure when my nightmare of racing in the fabulous and glamorous lemons series began. But one day I’m on the back roads of central California. The volume on the cassette player cranked to “Those about to rock” ( AC/DC in case you didn’t know) I see a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am sitting on a ranch buried in weeds and bull crap. I bust a dramatic u turn spilling my (insert sponsor plug here) on my lap. I knock on the front door looking like I wet myself. After an awkward introduction I find the owner of the firebird. He walks me to the American legend and there she is, no motor, no transmission, no nose and with flat tires she never looked so fast. I tried to hide my excitement as we came up with a price. With the lemons rule book in mind I was able to negotiate the price down to only 499.99 dollars. Overjoyed to get the wanna be racing car to the track I begin my build. Just like a mullet she’s business in the front with her Montecarlo front end and party in the back with the sexy Pontiac! After three year build she is finally ready to compete in a lemon race. Hopefully she is not as slow as the build. So whenever you gentlemen and cheaters are ready to race let me know. I can’t guarantee I will take the checkered flag but even getting the black flag would be satisfying.
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Faster Than The Cops!! When you think about outrunning the cops, guaranteed the first car that pops into your head is a Ford. A Ford Truck? American made Built Ford Tough!! Back when my dad was a young rebel with too much time on his hands he was cruising around looking for love when he got pulled over by a cop for speeding. He talked his way out of the ticket and promised the cop he wouldn’t be CAUGHT speeding again. The very next night, sure enough, he’s out seeing just how fast that 1932, V8 Flathead Ford power horse could go! Flying through an intersection he makes eye contact with the same cop! Lights immediately start flashing, and the chase is on! Well that ol’truck had more than you’d expect! My dad got far enough ahead and pulled in behind his house and hid the truck!! Nothing says “It’s Built To Last” than a truck, a half century later still in the witness protection program hiding from a cop!
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