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    Walter Joy

    I’ve been following Muscle Car of the Week since the start and it’s always a highlight of my week. My name is Walter and I’m a 16 year old Mopar fan from Southern Maryland. I’ve always grown up around cars and my family has always worked on them. My granddad (mom’s side) had a 1966 Mustang Fastback with a 289 and 4 speed he bought in late 1965 when he enlisted in the Navy. A friend of his bought brand new a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed that he taught his wife to drive stick (it was later wrapped around a telephone pole).My dad’s dealt with these beasts more. My uncles used to take them out of junkyards, rebuild them, and race them. My one uncle had a cherry red 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed that he raced in the suicide lane (later sold it to his cousin who then wrapped it around a telephone pole). His older brother had a few more cars. He had a rubbed out 1972 Chevelle SS he raced his buddies in 1970 Dodge Dart Swingers. He also had a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am and a 1978 Camaro Z/28. These cars expanded out to their relatives too. My grandmother’s (dad’s side) sister got a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 for her 18th birthday in California. My grandmother’s nephew had a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner that he apparently made a trip from here in Maryland to his military base in North Carolina in under 5 hours (it’s a 7 plus hour trip). I feel like I’ve been born in the wrong era. Mr. Norm personally told me that my generation today is much better off than the older generation, but I still think y’all had it better. The only chance I have at a “muscle car” is a 1971 Dodge Polara Custom Sedan with a 383-2 bbl that is all original and one owner (bought new by my great grandmother. She has long been deceased and the car has sat for over 20 years in my uncle’s yard). Another forum I check out is Muscle Cars 1962-1972 on High Definition Forums and I have seen Kevin checks it out too. They highlight so many muscle cars and ones that are usually forgotten about. Thanks for the awesome videos Kevin. And as a closing, my grandfather had probably one of the earliest muscle cars: a 1958 Chevy with a 348 Tri-Power and straight shift

    V8 Staff

    Hey Walter, welcome to the site!

    Those are some great stories… you really have Muscle Cars in your DNA!

    Do you have any pics of any of the cars you mentioned you could share?

    The ’71 Polara sounds like a cool car, even if it is a 4-door… reminds me of some of the awesome Police cars Mopar made back in the day.

    Thanks for checkin out our videos and for the kind words!

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