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......Me and some fine detroit iron, September 8, 1973......
 
 
This is my own personal scrapbook, an attempt to arrange these automotive events in chronological order before I become too senile to remember.
For those of you who know me, I hope these notes and pictures bring back fond memories and prove to be at least somewhat entertaining,... 
-- Steve Richmond --
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1970
1971
Cop Bait?
A '57 delivery equipped with four
speed, 427, and a straight axle,
-- what more could you ask for at
15?
A rare '62 SS 348-4 speed car, and 
black to boot, ...wish I had it now!
That white spot behind the sail panel
is a cat.
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1972
"The Bug"
375 hp 350 engine - '70 Z-28 front frame spliced to '55 Chev. rails - 373 "posi" Z rear - some really big wheels & tires - 250lb. '67 VW body = a Wild ride!  (The radiator was located in the rear).
Sorry I don't have pictures of the completed project, but this was a sharp looking ride after I finished widening the fenders and running boards.
I had considered trying my luck at selling a kit to others that would allow them to build there own version very quikly and easily, but became side-tracked with other things.
Note the various cars & trucks in the background, from left to right they are:   '37 Chev truck, '67 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 magnum, '48? Packard sedan, '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk, '62 Chevrolet.
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1973
"His 'n Hers" Chevrolets
331-4 speed, and 454-auto respectivly.  Both of these cars were show quality, and I did all the work on the frame-off restoration of the '66 including the engine building and painting.
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1974
'73 Vega GT, 302-4 speed, before I narrowed the rear end, and had the wheel wells tubbed.   I still have this car.



 
 
 
1974
I began seriously building wrecks in '74,-- check out these "before and after" shots!



 
 
 
1976
This Greenwood 'vette was built from a wrecked '71 model, ...you could always count on this car to turn heads!



 
 
 
1983
'84 Z51 Corvette
I loved this car in spite of the fact that it was in for warranty work as much as not.  I personally prefer the "Cross Fire" fuel injection on these cars to the later Tuned Port" type. As you can see, the wrecked automobile business was good to me in '83.
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1984
'83 Nissan with twin-turbocharged BMW V8.
Was it fast? -- YES! -- it could easily embarass my '84 Corvette and not even break a sweat. 
You can believe this or not,-- but  I had this car sold to the producers of "Miami Vice", to replace the Ferari boxer kit-car (it was really a Corvette) driven by Don Johnson on the series, however, it was bumped in favor of a Testarosa at the last minute.
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1985
I built this SS from a totally demolished '84 Monte Carlo (not an SS) just to prove I to folks that I could do it.  It had left the road at high speed and fallen over 100' down an embankment onto railroad tracks below killing the driver, a local girl, instantly.  It was sitting at a local wrecker company, and everyone had commented on the extensive damage, saying that the car was irreparable, so I just couldn't resist the temptation.
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1985
One of several Grand Nationals I built from wrecks & stripped recoveries.  I liked everything about these cars except the sound.
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1986
Ahh,.. the good old days,.. 
After some skillful "trimming" this toasted IROC coupe is about to get a new lease on life as a wild street roadster.  I really wish I had taken more pictures now, but in those days I didn't expect to live this long anyway.
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