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They're high school sweethearts, in more ways than one

OWNER: Tod Moles, Stanwood OCCUPATION: City street and storm manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my wife bought this...

April 20, 2014

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She's still driving her first car: a 1965 Mustang

OWNER: Kathy Tredway, Everett OCCUPATION: Realtor and contractor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a beauty. It was the...

April 13, 2014

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Father remembered through Ford Falcon Sprint

OWNER: Roger Lucas, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I'm just a living legacy to the leader of...

April 6, 2014

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His 1940 Ford has made many moves over the years

OWNER: John Leaver, La Conner OCCUPATION: Semi-retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Ford Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has made quite a journey. [I bought it...

March 30, 2014

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His '78 Corvette a step back in time

OWNER: Dale Moore, Seattle OCCUPATION: President of a nonprofit CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... she's my time machine. On the road,...

March 23, 2014

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His 'race car' is a Carroll Shelby special

OWNER: CJ Neillie, Federal Way OCCUPATION: Airport shuttle bus driver CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... [it's] affectionately known by kids...

March 16, 2014

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Every drive in Miata reminds him of honeymoon days

OWNER: Trevor Bryant, Kent OCCUPATION: Physical therapist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2001 Mazda Miata BRG SE "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... when my wife and I were first...

March 9, 2014

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After 85 years, his original Model A engine is still going strong

OWNER: George Ormrod, Rochester OCCUPATION: Accounting CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1929 Ford Model A "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is very simple and easy to repair. Parts...

March 2, 2014

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Minor tinkering keeps their 1931 Ford reliable

OWNERS: Sherri and Dennis Blansett, Gold Bar OCCUPATIONS: Laborer (Sherri); retired (Dennis) CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1931 Ford Model A Tudor DENNIS SAYS, "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ......

February 23, 2014

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It was their destiny to get 1941 Chevy 'birthday car'

OWNERS: Richard and Nancy Sanderson, Mountlake Terrace OCCUPATIONS: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Coupe RICHARD SAYS, "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... we call her...

February 9, 2014

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He 'just had to have' this pristine 1967 Camaro

OWNER: James May, Arlington OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... the first-year Camaro is my favorite car and blue is...

February 2, 2014

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Job 1 for Ford man: Enjoy Thunderbird

OWNER: John Zanatta, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2001 Ford Thunderbird "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... in all my years working for Ford, I never had...

January 26, 2014

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His '63 Stingray is as beautiful as ever

OWNER: Bruce MacKintosh, Woodinville OCCUPATION: Home inspector CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Roadster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... even at five decades old, it is...

January 19, 2014

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His Leaf has powered through the passes

OWNER: Scott Kramer, Seattle OCCUPATION: Lutheran pastor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2011 Nissan Leaf "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's a fun ride that points a way out...

January 12, 2014

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Advantages of smaller tires outweigh disadvantages

Dear Tom and Ray: I'm going to buy a 2014 Ram Laramie pickup. I have a choice of 17-inch or 20-inch tires. I don't plan to drive off-road much, if...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi January 10, 2014

His Oldsmobile Cutlass still turns heads

OWNER: Paul Rossman, Kent OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... even though I was not the original owner, the...

January 5, 2014

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He and Plymouth Fury grew up together

OWNER: David Boone, Seattle OCCUPATION: Biomedical engineer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1963 Plymouth Fury Sedan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my parents bought this car to be more...

December 29, 2013

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He enlisted help for his Chevy truck restoration

OWNER: Hal Purka, formerly stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord OCCUPATION: U.S. Army soldier TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Chevrolet C10 "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... it makes me...

December 22, 2013

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His 1937 Ford Coupe has enough space for wife's things, too

OWNER: Jim Williams, Port Townsend OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1937 Ford Five Window Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a nice ride on trips,...

December 15, 2013

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Grandsons now sharing Grandpa's love of Packard

OWNER: Jack McCullough, Sammamish (pictured with grandsons) OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Packard 110 Touring Sedan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it allowed me the opportunity...

December 8, 2013

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She has a choice of 2 Camaros, 40 years apart

OWNER: Mary Gallagher-Cummings, Seattle OCCUPATION: Teacher CARS' MAKE AND MODEL: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro RS (left) and 1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT RS "I LOVE MY CARS BECAUSE ... I get...

December 1, 2013

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'Chevy man' rebuilt his Chevelle from junkyard parts

OWNERS: Doug and Robin Meek, Granite Falls OCCUPATIONS: Retired (Doug); computer-industry worker (Robin) CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Doug says: "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ......

November 24, 2013

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He recaptures youth in rare Studebaker Speedster

OWNER: William Brough, Federal Way OCCUPATION: Ergonomist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1955 Studebaker Speedster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this was the car I drove as a young...

November 17, 2013

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Their 1965 Dodge Dart a go-anywhere ride

OWNERS: Stephanie and Jerry McManis, Marysville OCCUPATIONS: Resort worker (Stephanie), city employee (Jerry) CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Dodge Dart GT ("Little Red") STEPHANIE SAYS: "WE LOVE OUR CAR...

November 10, 2013

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His replica car is a real joy for people and dogs

OWNER: Dane Buechler, Renton OCCUPATION: Construction-company project superintendent CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1952 MG TD replica car (engines from two 1972 Ford Pintos were used to build it) "I...

November 3, 2013

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Her 1921 car is a real lifesaver

OWNER: Laura Scharf, Granite Falls OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1921 Dodge Brothers Touring Car ("Lizzie") "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... seven years ago I saw her...

October 27, 2013

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His Silverado an intro to car-show friendships

OWNER: Duane Kinison, Everett OCCUPATION: Retired TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1993 Chevrolet Silverado "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... I thought it was beautiful, so I started entering it...

October 20, 2013

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Her 1931 Ford is a movie star

OWNER: Tracy Counter, Monroe OCCUPATION: Salesperson/account executive CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1931 Ford Five Window Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my dad left it to me. [My...

October 13, 2013

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His beauty has original paint from 1955

OWNER: Jim Lesniak, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1955 Chrysler Windsor Newport Hardtop "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... for me, 1955 was the most exciting and...

October 6, 2013

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Buick has been his Special car for 21 years

OWNER: Jack Werckman, Monroe OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1941 Buick Special "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... she's my dream come true. I first saw a 1941...

September 29, 2013

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His Camaro is still a 'Babe' at 45

OWNER: Jim Scharf, Granite Falls OCCUPATION: Detective CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... 'Babe' has cared for our family for...

September 22, 2013

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His Porsche came back as the best gift of all

OWNER: Rick Unruh, Ellensburg OCCUPATION: University professor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1975 Porsche 911S - Targa "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a long-lost friend. My son...

September 15, 2013

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Her love of Corvettes started in 1980

OWNER: Paula Renzi, Yakima OCCUPATION: Physician CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... in 1980 I was 16 years old, tooling around town...

September 8, 2013

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His Fastback keeps coming back to Goodguys show

OWNER: Sean Larson, Bonney Lake OCCUPATION: Stay-at-home dad CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1950 Chevrolet Fastback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my dad and I built this car together...

September 1, 2013

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His 1932 Ford gets lots of attention

OWNER: Coit Everson, Lake Tapps OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's fun to drive and it's fun...

August 25, 2013

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His truck has a paint job like no other

OWNER: Craig Smith, Spanaway OCCUPATION: Automotive painter TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1971 Chevrolet pickup "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... there is no other rig out there that has...

August 18, 2013

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His Ford opens up for sunny days

OWNER: Mike Christenson, Enumclaw OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Ford Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... the top goes down on sunny days. And I built...

August 11, 2013

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Riviera keeps good memories going for father and son

(Linda Hughes / NWautos) OWNERS: From left, Kelly Smith of Graham and George "Hap" Smith of Puyallup OCCUPATIONS: Electrical estimator and mechanic, respectively CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1964 Buick Riviera...

August 4, 2013

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His Diamond T is a work of art

OWNER: Steve Walker, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Artist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1948 Diamond T Grand Prix "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... of the smiles it puts on people's faces...

July 28, 2013

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His Model T is an heirloom

OWNER: Richard Ranch (pictured with daughter Erin), Tacoma OCCUPATION: Engineering manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1923 Ford Model T Touring Car "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this was...

July 21, 2013

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Now that sons are grown, MGB is couple's new baby

OWNERS: Fred and Merilee Corbit, Seattle OCCUPATIONS: Attorney and school nurse CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1974 MG MGB "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... it replaces the MGB that...

July 14, 2013

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Two decades later, Porsche comes back to him in a special way

OWNER: Rick Unruh, Ellensburg OCCUPATION: University professor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1975 Porsche 911S Targa "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a long-lost friend. My son searched...

July 7, 2013

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Classic car a route to community connection

OWNER: Martin DeGrazia, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Hairstylist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... classic cars have gotten me in touch with...

June 30, 2013

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He built his Barracuda part by part

OWNER: Dennis Germann, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Flight-line manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1973 Plymouth Barracuda "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this was my first full restoration project. I...

June 23, 2013

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His Healey bond is still strong after 27 years

OWNER: Steve Smith, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Musician and bus driver CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... the car's name is Audrey. I've...

June 16, 2013

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Classic car is his route to helping community

OWNER: Martin DeGrazia, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Hairstylist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... classic cars have gotten me in touch with...

June 9, 2013

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His Model T is strange in a good way

OWNER: Val Kimbrough, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1927 Ford Model T Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I spend my time building race/show cars, [and]...

June 2, 2013

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Dad's Porsche 911S a special gift from son

OWNER: Rick Unruh, Ellensburg OCCUPATION: University professor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1975 Porsche 911S Targa "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a long-lost friend. My son searched...

May 26, 2013

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She's loved her Mustang since it was new in 1977

OWNER: Connie Schurk, Kent OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 Ford Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I drove it off the showroom floor in 1977. We...

May 19, 2013

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Sporty Saturn hardly recognizable after his additions

OWNER: William Starman, Kent OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2007 Saturn Sky "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have had more fun making my own additions to...

May 12, 2013

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Her teenage Corvette dreams have come true

OWNER: Paula Renzi, Yakima OCCUPATION: Physician CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... in 1980 I was 16 years old, tooling around town...

May 5, 2013

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He's seen 200,000-plus miles of Washington in Mazda

OWNER: Yuri Fronda Rabena, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Research scientist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2002 Mazda Protege5 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was my first new car, with only...

April 28, 2013

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Ford Explorer keeps his business buzzing along

OWNER: Bruce Vilders, Mount Vernon OCCUPATION: Beekeeper VEHICLE'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac "I LOVE MY VEHICLE BECAUSE ... it has a short bed, which is...

April 21, 2013

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He's in love with dream car from college

OWNER: Tim Pash, Sammamish OCCUPATION: Director at software company CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1988 Mercedes 560SL Roadster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... when I was in college and...

April 14, 2013

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Her Mercedes replica is a real thrill

OWNER: Trudy Sundberg (driver), Oak Harbor OCCUPATION: Retired teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1925 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle replica "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... [it] was built for me by...

April 7, 2013

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Her Civic still galloping after 200,000 miles of adventure

OWNERS: Glenn and Liv (pictured) Cartwright, Poulsbo OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1990 Honda Civic Si LIV SAYS, "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... for 22 years and...

March 31, 2013

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Empty-nesters have a new baby: their MGB

OWNERS: Fred and Merilee Corbit, Seattle OCCUPATIONS: Attorney and school nurse CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1974 MG MGB "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... it replaces the MGB that...

March 24, 2013 1 Comment

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His 1955 Studebakers impress one important lady

OWNER: Larry Worden, Auburn OCCUPATION: Retired CARS' MAKE AND MODEL: 1955 Studebaker two-door sedan (left)and coupe "I LOVE MY CARS BECAUSE ... to me the Studebakers from 1950 to...

March 21, 2013

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'57 Ford carries memories for couple married 43 years

OWNER: Rick Lough, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1957 Ford Del Rio "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ...of the memories [with my wife] and time together remembering...

March 10, 2013

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Owners enjoy the sights, sounds and speed of Triumph

OWNER: Karen and Eugene Penix, Quincy OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1960 Triumph TR3A "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I love the old-school sports-car feel, the sound...

March 3, 2013 2 Comments

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Big, unique Checker Medicar puzzles onlookers

OWNER: Jeff Jobson, Seattle OCCUPATION: Medical clinic receptionist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1971 Checker Medicar (named Button) "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... she is big and unique. I...

February 24, 2013

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He loves his Charger for its history, features -- and color

OWNER: Dane Buechler, Renton OCCUPATION: Commercial-construction project superintendent CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Dodge Charger "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I restored it doing the work myself. I...

February 17, 2013

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Return to glory for onetime drag-racing car

OWNER: Val Kimbrough, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Retired sheet-metal worker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1956 Chevrolet 150 Gasser "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was literally brought back from the...

February 10, 2013

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Owner loves his Leaf -- and the gas money it saves him

OWNER: Dan King, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Small-business owner CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2012 Nissan Leaf "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's comfortable, quiet, [has] enough power and saves me...

February 3, 2013

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Multiple generations served by Mustang

OWNER: Gary Marshall (standing in front, with family), Bellevue OCCUPATION: Veterinarian CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my dad bought it...

January 27, 2013

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Endurance ride in Model T is the highlight of their year

OWNERS: John and Lynn Gilmore, Shelton OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1925 Model T Ford Speedster JOHN SAYS: "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... Model T Fords have...

January 20, 2013

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He loves his Opel. Need we say more?

OWNER: Troy Moore, Lynnwood OCCUPATION: Auto technician CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's an Opel, what can I say. He...

January 13, 2013 1 Comment

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His Rambler is the 'other woman' in his life

OWNER: J. Louie King, Manchester OCCUPATION: Train sleeper-car attendant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1963 American Rambler 330 station wagon "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have owned 'Rhonda'...

December 30, 2012

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Her Mazda Miata is made for fun

OWNER: Dorcas Herr, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired college professor/administrator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2001 Mazda Miata "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my Princess Jelly Bean is fun-fantastic, hugs corners,...

December 23, 2012 1 Comment

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1992 Saab 900S provides important service

OWNER: Leif Bentsen, Port Orchard (left) OCCUPATION: Human services planner CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1992 Saab 900S "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ...my wife gave it to me as...

December 16, 2012

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Owners enjoy cruising in classic roadster

OWNERS: Ian and Linda Gleadle, Camano Island OCCUPATIONS: Photographer (Ian) and accountant (Linda) CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ...it is a wonderful...

December 9, 2012 1 Comment

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Driving his '48 Chrysler takes him back in time

OWNER: Gary LiMarzi, Woodinville OCCUPATION: Retired physician CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's like going back in time...

December 2, 2012 1 Comment

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The 2005 Jeep Wrangler she built is her other half

OWNER: Mackenzie Clark, Ellensburg OCCUPATION: Construction laborer and college sophomore CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited named Ruby "I LOVE MY JEEP BECAUSE ... I built it....

November 25, 2012

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His Porsche is fun on the track and street

OWNER: Joel Lester, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Cardiac sonographer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1999 Porsche Boxster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was very affordable and I enjoy working on...

November 11, 2012

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His T-Bird wins the prize — twice

OWNER: Mark Pearson, SeaTac OCCUPATION: IT manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1956 Ford Thunderbird "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I am the second owner of this 1956 T-Bird....

November 4, 2012

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Her '51 GMC helps keep dad's memory alive

OWNER: Lori Frizzell, Sedro-Woolley (far right, with family) OCCUPATION: Administrative assistant TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1951 GMC "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... it was my dad's truck that...

October 28, 2012

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His convertible Cabriolet is perfect for leisurely trips

OWNER: Claud Johnson, Bellingham OCCUPATION: Retired educator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1994 Audi Cabriolet "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I've loved convertibles ever since my uncle had one...

October 21, 2012

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Sunroof makes RX-7 a fun ride rain or shine

OWNER: Mohammad Hussain, University Place OCCUPATION: Retail management CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1985 Mazda RX-7 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it handles pretty good, is semi-fast due to...

October 14, 2012

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His 1971 Volkswagen Squareback is a world traveler

OWNER: Bob Moliter, Coupeville OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1971 Volkswagen Squareback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my uncle bought this car new in Wolfsburg, Germany, for...

October 7, 2012 1 Comment

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Still crazy about his 1983 Honda Civic after all these years

OWNER: Greg Gerhard, Seattle OCCUPATION: Engineer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1983 Honda Civic "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have driven it more than a quarter-million miles and...

September 30, 2012 2 Comments

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His 1972 Chevy truck is a powerful, fun drive

OWNER: Ed Richter, Seattle OCCUPATION: Sales representative TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne C20 "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... it has factory AC, power brakes and power...

September 23, 2012 2 Comments

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Her Model A Ford puts the brakes on wild rides

OWNER: Jean Jacobowitz (standing at left), Whidbey Island OCCUPATION: Author CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1930 Model A Ford "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this is our fun car....

September 16, 2012

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She loves driving the third-generation family truck

OWNER: Truly McCone, Seattle OCCUPATION: Construction laborer and high school senior TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 GMC Sierra Grande 2500 "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE ... it was passed...

September 9, 2012 4 Comments

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His beloved Porsche has a name

OWNER: Lon Legg, Snoqualmie OCCUPATION: Veterinarian CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2003 Porsche Boxster, named Ronan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I love the Porsche's performance and the opportunity...

September 2, 2012 1 Comment

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He rides his Harley every day

OWNER: Ned Akerman, Burien OCCUPATION: Retired MOTORCYCLE'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King with a 2007 Liberty Sidecar "I LOVE MY MOTORCYCLE BECAUSE ... I'm 90 years old,...

August 26, 2012 2 Comments

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His classic stirs memories of high school

OWNER: Daryl Brennick, Lynden OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it represents the year I graduated from high school....

August 19, 2012

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His 1980 VW Rabbit lets him hop right past the gas pump

OWNER: Jack McKee (right), pictured with brother Doug, Bellingham OCCUPATION: Semi-retired PICKUP'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup (converted to electric in 2009) "I LOVE MY PICKUP BECAUSE...

August 12, 2012

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Their Chevys are loved by the grandkids, too

OWNERS: Ray and Diane Phenicie, Auburn OCCUPATIONS: Retired CARS' MAKES AND MODELS: 1954 Chevrolet Sedan (left) and 1947 Chevrolet Coupe DIANE SAYS, "I LOVE OUR CARS BECAUSE ... they...

August 5, 2012

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Her combo of Mini Cooper and pickup makes a perfect pair

OWNER: Carla Kotila, Seattle OCCUPATION: Professional mom and dog wrangler CARS' MAKES AND MODELS: 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman and 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4WD "I LOVE MY CARS BECAUSE ......

July 29, 2012 1 Comment

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His 2007 Corvette is a worthy substitute for a fighter jet

OWNER: Robert Amos, Black Diamond OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Z51 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... driving my Corvette is exciting and fun....

July 22, 2012 1 Comment

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His BMW motorcycle outshines even his beloved Corvette

OWNER: Wayne Johnson, Mill Creek OCCUPATION: Retired state number cruncher MOTORCYCLE'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2012 BMW G650GS "I LOVE MY BIKE BECAUSE ... my former daily driver was a...

July 15, 2012 5 Comments

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His 2006 Mini Cooper has helped build a happy marriage

OWNER: Dr. Michael Kovsky OCCUPATION: Veterinarian CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2006 Mini Cooper "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... 'Winston' was our anniversary present. Over the past six years,...

July 8, 2012 3 Comments

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Her 1964 Mustang was one of the first off the line

OWNER: Mary Combs, Centralia OCCUPATION: Maintenance worker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1964 Ford Mustang convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have owned it since 2005 and it's...

July 1, 2012 3 Comments

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His 1992 Mercury Capri keeps dad's memory alive

OWNER: Colin Marcoe, Seattle OCCUPATION: Facilities coordinator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1992 Mercury Capri "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I inherited it from my dad, who passed away...

June 24, 2012

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His 1941 Chevy Cabriolet has been around almost his whole life

OWNER: Jim Lesniak, Seattle OCCUPATION: Machinist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1941 Chevrolet Cabriolet "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I learned to drive in the '41 Chevy that my...

June 17, 2012 1 Comment

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His 2005 Porsche Boxster makes time stand still

OWNER: Bill Greene, Edgewood OCCUPATION: Sales manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2005 Porsche Boxster S "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... driving my Boxster is exciting and fun. Time...

June 10, 2012

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His 1967 Pontiac Tempest is a loving look back at family

OWNER: Jonathan Jacobus, Seattle OCCUPATION: Homeowners association manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1967 Pontiac Tempest Custom "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was my grandparents' car and I...

June 3, 2012 2 Comments

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His rare 1970 NSU is a mystery to most

OWNER: Jim Sykes, Seattle OCCUPATION: Legal assistant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1970 NSU Ro 80 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is so unusual, rare and aerodynamically perfect....

May 27, 2012 1 Comment

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Her 2000 Honda CR-V has a sprinkling of fairy dust

OWNER: Sullivan Swift (and Tinker Bell), Vancouver, Wash. OCCUPATION: Student CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2000 Honda CR-V "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's mine and the tire cover...

May 20, 2012 1 Comment

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His 1965 Mustang will never leave his side

OWNER: Roy Ratliff, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has become a classic and I am the...

May 13, 2012 1 Comment

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He searched the country for his 2012 VW Jetta GLI

OWNER: Jon Enroth, Mill Creek OCCUPATION: Computer consultant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I ordered one locally last July, but...

May 6, 2012 3 Comments

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His 1983 Volvo puts him at the head of the class

OWNER: Mr. Ito, Redmond OCCUPATION: Substitute teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1983 Volvo 242 "MR. ITO LOVES HIS CAR BECAUSE ... it is the iconic '80s family car. It...

April 29, 2012

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His 1964 Plymouth Savoy is a piece of automotive history

OWNERS: Robert and Alexa Brydges, Camano Island OCCUPATIONS: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1964 Plymouth Savoy 426 Street Wedge ROBERT SAYS, "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was...

April 22, 2012

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His 1969 Cadillac Eldorado is a classic ahead of its time

OWNER: Dr. Hugh Sayler (grandson Ben shown), Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Cadillac Eldorado "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was the Rat Pack car...

April 15, 2012 4 Comments

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His limited-edition Monte Carlo shines bright

OWNER: Chuck Rugtvedt, Issaquah OCCUPATION: Semi-retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2003 Monte Carlo Limited Edition Pace Car "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's very unique, and when it's...

April 8, 2012

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His 1968 Fun Buggy is as fun as the name implies

OWNER: Parker Page (right), Bellevue OCCUPATION: Student CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 Volkswagen Fun Buggy Dune Buggy "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's fun, unique and a VW."...

April 1, 2012

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Their 1979 Ford F-150 went from boat-hauler to semi-retired

OWNERS: Don and Dawn Paggeot, Lake Forest Park OCCUPATIONS: Retired TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1979 Ford F-150 "WE LOVE OUR TRUCK BECAUSE ... it was kept at a beach...

March 25, 2012 1 Comment

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His 1995 VW Eurovan is freedom in a tidy package

OWNER: Jack Erickson, Mill Creek OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1995 Volkwagen Eurovan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it generates a wonderful sensation of freedom and independence....

March 18, 2012 2 Comments

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Her 1973 Avanti II is timeless fun

OWNER: Andrea Beebe, Seattle OCCUPATION: Office manager and accountant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1973 Avanti II "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... originally designed at Studebaker, the lines are...

March 11, 2012

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His 1990 Chevy Silverado carries a hotel on wheels

OWNER: Guy Harper, Burien OCCUPATION: Retired TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1990 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 with a 1990 Bigfoot camper "I LOVE MY TRUCK (AND CAMPER) BECAUSE ... this rig...

March 4, 2012

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Her 2006 Ford Mustang was love at first sight

OWNER: Nancy Phillips, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Student CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2006 Ford Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I've wanted a Mustang since they first came out. I...

February 26, 2012

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Their 1968 Buick Skylark is a family affair

OWNERS: Steve and Oliver Quade (Oliver shown), Shoreline OCCUPATIONS: Steve: project manager; Oliver: retail sales CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 Buick Skylark STEVE SAYS: "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE...

February 19, 2012 2 Comments

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His 1949 Chevrolet half-ton pickup is a real pick-me-up

OWNER: Jack Buchans, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired bus driver TRUCK'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1949 Chevrolet half-ton pickup "I LOVE MY TRUCK BECAUSE...I've always had old cars, such as a 1929...

February 12, 2012 1 Comment

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This 1965 Ford Mustang makes her all smiles

OWNER: Molly Andrews-Smith, Seattle OCCUPATION: Vice President of Business Operations CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... we were given this car by...

February 5, 2012

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Their restored Jeep is an ode to veterans

OWNERS: Keith and Kathi Dewey, Kent OCCUPATIONS: Keith, real estate; Kathi, Highline School District CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: WWII Ford Script "F" Jeep GPW "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE...

January 29, 2012

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His Honda Civic is a reliable gas-saver

Owner: Graham Albertini, Bellevue Occupation: Real estate appraiser and college instructor Car's make and model: 1999 Honda Civic "I love my car because ... it has been a super...

January 22, 2012

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His 1919 electric car has a long family history

OWNER: George Craig, Camano Island OCCUPATION: Retired dentist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1919 Detroit Electric "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my great-uncle Robert took me for rides in...

January 8, 2012

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Her 1977 Datsun station wagon is with her always, rain or shine

OWNER: Jean Sherrow, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Homemaker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 Datsun station wagon "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE...my husband gave it to me for my birthday in August...

January 1, 2012 3 Comments

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His 1927 Ford Model T earns granddaughter's approval

OWNER: Daryl Brennick, Lynden (shown is granddaughter Haley Brennick) OCCUPATION: Daryl: retired; Haley: student CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1927 Ford Model T HALEY LOVES MY CAR BECAUSE...her grandfather owns...

December 25, 2011 5 Comments

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Their 1959 Nash Metropolitan is a dreamboat (but doesn't float)

OWNERS: Richard and Shirley Ehrenberg, Wenatchee (shown with the Senior Queen from the Apple Blossom Parade in Wenatchee) OCCUPATIONS: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1959 Nash Metropolitan "WE LOVE...

December 18, 2011 2 Comments

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His 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe is a 'Flying Tiger'

OWNER: Steve S. Montano, Everett OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... after my car was paid off, I converted it...

December 6, 2011

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His 1997 Chevrolet Camaro coupe fulfills a longtime dream

OWNER: Jamie Garcia Juanillo, Tacoma OCCUPATION: Preventive maintenance CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I was 14 when my dad...

November 13, 2011

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His Corvette coupe makes him feel like a superhero

OWNER: Frank Clark, Seattle OCCUPATION: Advertising agency creative director CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2006 Chevrolet Corvette coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE...I've wanted one since I was 10 years...

October 30, 2011

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His Miata Grand Touring is a 'go-kart on steroids'

OWNER: Chun (Edward) Tay, Seattle OCCUPATION: Purchasing department employee CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2006 Mazda Miata Grand Touring "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE...I love seeing the sky and feeling...

October 16, 2011 3 Comments

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Mother and son love this 1957 Ford Thunderbird

OWNER: Kim Mickelson, Seattle OCCUPATION: Capital budget manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1957 Ford Thunderbird "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE...it was given to me by my artistic, talented, generous...

October 9, 2011

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His 1966 Lincoln Continental is a hand-made classic

OWNER: James Hunt OCCUPATION: Lawyer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Lincoln Continental coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I love the color -- it reminds me of California. And...

October 2, 2011 3 Comments

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This 1980 VW Vanagon is Mama's Mobile Garden Shed

OWNER: Helen Baker St. John, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1980 VW Vanagon with air-cooled motor "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... my kids call it 'Mama's Mobile...

September 25, 2011 1 Comment

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His 1966 Ford Mustang convertible is all in the family

OWNER: Greg Greenwood, Seattle OCCUPATION: Marketing Analyst CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Ford Mustang convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it was my dad's first brand-new car and his...

September 18, 2011

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1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham: Old-school style never fades

OWNER: Maxwell Helman, Seattle OCCUPATION: Sales representative CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... come on!" Send in your photo and get a...

September 11, 2011 1 Comment

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This 1977 trophy-winning dump truck is a winner

OWNER: Dennis Stiffler, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Busy CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 GMC High Sierra "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... doesn't every kid/dude want a dump truck? Purchased new from...

September 4, 2011

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His Classic Motor Carriages 1984 Tiffany brings back the good old days

OWNER: Bill Juliano OCCUPATION: Manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1Classic Motor Carriages 1984 Tiffany "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it is built to resemble the unique style of the...

August 28, 2011 1 Comment

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This 1947 Ford Super Deluxe convertible is his own golden chariot

OWNER: Daryl Brennick, Lynden OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... ... 'it is from our generation and is pure...

August 21, 2011

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Honk if you love his 1976 Mercedes 240D

OWNER: Mike Hussey, Woodinville OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1976 Mercedes 240D "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... ... 'no-rust' Mercedes with its rare dark-blue paint, classic W-115 chassis...

August 14, 2011

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His 1972 BMW 3.0CS is one cool ride

OWNER: Will Johnson, Kent OCCUPATION: Business owner CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 BMW 3.0CS "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it was passed down to my family when my father-in...

August 7, 2011 6 Comments

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She's got a fast car: Her 2010 Mercedes C300 4matic is fun to drive

OWNER: Oksana Lysenko, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Nurse CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2010 Mercedes C300 4matic "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it's very responsive, fast and fun to drive." Send in...

July 31, 2011

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His 1977 Toyota Landcruiser was built for family fun

OWNER: Steve, Leigh, Jack and Reece Venera CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 Toyota Landcruiser "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... Steve built it taking parts from three different Landcruisers (and...

July 24, 2011

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His 1917 King is still a joy ride

OWNER: Frank Alberti, Lacey OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1917 King "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... at 94, I can still take my friends at Panarama City (retirement...

July 17, 2011

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His 2005 Ford Mustang brings him back to the good old days

OWNER: Blaine Smith, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Teacher and coach CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2005 Ford Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it reminds me of my 1967 Mustang that I...

July 10, 2011 3 Comments

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Their 1925 Chrysler Six is still their number one

OWNER: Jim and Melinda Lesniak, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1925 Chrysler Six, Model B 70 Phaeton "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it has classic mid-1920s styling,...

July 3, 2011 2 Comments

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Her 1911 Buick has classic elegance

OWNER: Cherie LaMaine, Port Ludlow OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1911 Buick "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... the wind can caress my face, and it matches the style...

June 26, 2011 1 Comment

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His 1937 Ford coupe is history on wheels

OWNER: Mike Mersman, Seattle OCCUPATION: Boat broker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1937 Ford five-window coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has a great history. It was turned...

June 19, 2011 5 Comments

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His 1970 Lotus Europa S2 is the ride of a lifetime

OWNER: Fred A. Maxam, Clyde Hill OCCUPATION: Retired director of Engineering CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1970 Lotus Europa S2 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I bought the car...

June 12, 2011 1 Comment

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His 2009 Smart fortwo cabriolet is one smart little car

OWNER: Gerald Hall, Sequim OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL:2009 Smart fortwo cabriolet "I LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... it's a bit funny and goofy -- just like me!...

June 5, 2011 5 Comments

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This yellow bird -- a 1962 Thunderbird -- was found in a barn

OWNER: Lyle and Francie Jacobson, Sedro-Woolley OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1962 Ford Thunderbird convertible "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... this is a car we found in...

May 29, 2011 4 Comments

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1931 Dodge DH gets a new lease on life

OWNER: John Butts, Federal Way OCCUPATION: Shipping and receiving associate CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1931 Dodge DH "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I was able to save it...

May 22, 2011

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat keeps his Jeep Wrangler from the road

OWNER: Harvey Sherman, Kirkland OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1991 Jeep Wrangler "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... It can take you cradle-to-grave in sun, rain or snow...

May 15, 2011

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Her Chevy Silverado truck goes the extra mile

OWNER: Anne Kelly, Lynnwood OCCUPATION: Income tax analyst CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1994 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it works so hard for me! During...

May 8, 2011 1 Comment

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Her 2009 Honda has seen her through many an Odyssey

OWNER: Penny Pomata, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Payroll analyst CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... Serina, our slate-green-metallic van (assembled in Alabama),...

May 1, 2011

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His 1960 Austin-Healey is a Valentine's gift he'll love forever

OWNER: Bruce Jackson, Kenmore OCCUPATION: Theatrical designer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... the first night I met my wife...

April 24, 2011 3 Comments

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Her Mazda Miata was worth the wait

OWNER: May Leong OCCUPATION: Director of development, Technology Access Foundation CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1999 Mazda Miata "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... when Miatas first came out in...

April 17, 2011 2 Comments

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His 1954 "Red Ram" is a locally made race car

OWNER: Mike Mersman, Seattle OCCUPATION: Boat broker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1954 "Red Ram" "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I owned and drove this car all over Seattle...

April 10, 2011 11 Comments

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This 1937 Ford Tudor is not just a car, but a reminder of true love

OWNER: Gary W. Stimach, Sammamish OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1937 Ford Tudor "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... it was built the year I was born...

April 3, 2011

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This 1910 Buick Roadster keeps 'em smiling

OWNER: Robb Johnson, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Service director CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1910 Buick Roadster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's the beginning of car history, and it brings...

March 27, 2011

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Like father, like son: This 1969 Land Rover is a family affair

OWNER: Martin Tuip, Snoqualmie OCCUPATION: Marketing manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Land Rover Series IIa SWB "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's old and crusty, like I...

March 20, 2011 1 Comment

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This is the car -- a 1949 Cadillac rag top -- that Mick built

OWNER: Mick C. Santa, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Contractor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1949 Cadillac rag top "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I built the car and it has a...

March 13, 2011 3 Comments

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The Flamingo Lady's art car makes everyone smile

OWNER: Marlene Vale (aka "The Flamingo Lady"), Mercer Island OCCUPATION: Nursing assistant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1989 Jeep Cherokee "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I can always find...

March 6, 2011 1 Comment

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His 1996 Acura NSX T is sporty and environmentally friendly

OWNER: Harvey Sherman, Kirkland OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1996 Acura NSX T "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's an exotic car with Honda cost of service...

February 27, 2011

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His 1981 AMC Eagle Kammback is a rare sight

OWNER: Tony Cook, Joyce OCCUPATION: Retired postal worker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1981 AMC Eagle Kammback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... American Motors Corporation took a Gremlin and...

February 20, 2011

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His 1947 Dodge three-passenger coupe is as good as new

OWNER: Richard Boldrin, Bothell OCCUPATION: Retired freight agent CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1947 Dodge three-passenger coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this was the one with a HUGE...

February 6, 2011 6 Comments

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Working on this 1950 Ford F-1 is his 'me time'

OWNER: Jeff and Sheila Brown, Centralia OCCUPATION: Unemployed CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1950 Ford F-1 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... of all the great 'therapy time' I get...

January 30, 2011 2 Comments

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His 1936 Chevy half-ton pickup carries a ton of memories

OWNER: Andy Hale, Woodinville OCCUPATION: Owner of a landscape company CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1936 Chevy half-ton pickup "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... sometimes a senior citizen will...

January 23, 2011

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Her 1958 Chevy Impala graduation present is at the top of its class

OWNER: Elizabeth Roe Schlappi OCCUPATION: Retired teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1958 Chevrolet Impala "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... when I was young, my father told me when...

January 16, 2011 5 Comments

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His 1941 Ford pickup has gone from WWII telephone truck to hot rod

OWNER: Bill Thieman, Nine Mile Falls OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1941 Ford pickup "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE I have had it for 53 years and still...

January 9, 2011 1 Comment

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Mom's 1970 Cutlass convertible is now his baby-blue baby

> OWNER: Larry Hall, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Tour guide, golf professional CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1970 Cutlass convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was my mother's new car in...

January 2, 2011 2 Comments

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Kermit the Volkswagen Westfalia carries memories by the carful

OWNER: Terry Polyak, Lake Forest Park OCCUPATION: Commercial mortgage broker CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has been in our family...

December 26, 2010 2 Comments

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He has Volkswagen Camper, will travel

OWNER: Rich Wilson, Seattle OCCUPATION: Surveyor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1977 Volkswagen Camper "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I can go anywhere at anytime and stay cozy and...

December 19, 2010

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1972 Corvette is a thing that makes them go vrrm

OWNER: Arnie Ness, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired educator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I bought it new, ordered in the colors of...

December 12, 2010 1 Comment

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He's been reunited with his 1941 Ford pickup

OWNER: Jim Williams, Port Townsend OCCUPATION: Retired school administrator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1941 Ford half-ton pickup "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I had this pickup for many...

December 5, 2010

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He keeps his 1936 Ford Deluxe Touring Sedan in its original condition

OWNER: Bob Swanson, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Business owner CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1936 Ford Deluxe Touring Sedan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... it reminds me of a very...

November 28, 2010 1 Comment

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1963 Chevrolet Impala was her first, and forever, love

OWNER: Shirley Erickson, Olympia OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1963 Chevrolet Impala two-door hardtop "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have known it all of its life,...

November 21, 2010 4 Comments

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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback makes him sing, 'You Make Me Feel So Young'

OWNER: Bob Champion, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Retired teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it makes me feel young again when I...

November 14, 2010 1 Comment

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His 2008 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet is the best little car he's ever owned

OWNER: Bob Marsh, Redmond OCCUPATION: Consultant CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2008 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ...it's the best car I've ever owned -- and I've...

November 7, 2010 3 Comments

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This 1940 Chevrolet was his first car, more than 50 years ago

OWNER: Jim Presten, Sammamish OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Chevrolet "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ...it's my first car, which I have owned since 1959. In 2006,...

October 31, 2010

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When the roof rusted, they turned their 1991 Suburban into an open touring car

OWNERS: Don and Margaret Gerloff, Kirkland OCCUPATIONS: Real estate rental owners CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1991 Suburban "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... it ran fine but the roof...

October 24, 2010

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Her 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible reminds her of driving along California beaches

OWNER: Karen Mandella, Snohomish OCCUPATION: Nurse supervisor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is fast and smooth on acceleration with...

October 17, 2010

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This 1988 Cadillac Eldorado Silhouette is her Sunday go-to-meeting car

OWNER: Carol Robertson, Bellingham OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1988 Cadillac Eldorado Silhouette "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... its white and red leather interior is one of...

October 10, 2010

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His 1972 Datsun PL521 pickup is a real winner

OWNER: John Ramos, Federal Way OCCUPATION: Warehouseman/receiver/forklift operator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 Datsun PL521 pickup "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I won second place at the Datsun...

October 3, 2010 1 Comment

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Their restored 1957 MGA was a labor of love

OWNER: Lyle and Francie Jacobson, Sedro-Woolley OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1957 MGA "WE LOVE OUR CAR BECAUSE ... we restored it from two very rusty parts cars....

September 26, 2010 1 Comment

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His 1985 Buick Regal Somerset is a one-owner classic

OWNER: G. Giuntoli, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1985 Buick Regal Somerset LTD "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's a rare one-owner collector classic that draws...

September 19, 2010 2 Comments

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His 1965 Chevy Impala SS has had many lives

OWNER: Steve Bridgman, Milton OCCUPATION: Airline manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Chevy Impala SS "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have had it since I was 19...

September 12, 2010 1 Comment

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His 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery is just like the one Dad used to drive

OWNER: Gary (Jake) Jacobson, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my dad delivered groceries in a Delivery just...

September 5, 2010 2 Comments

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Her 1928 Chevrolet sedan has been passed down through generations

OWNER: Sally Ring, Everett OCCUPATION: Chemical dependency counselor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1928 Chevrolet two-door sedan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has been in my family since...

August 29, 2010 4 Comments

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His 2004 Nissan 350z zips and zooms around 'Zeattle'

OWNER: Jeff Abel, Seattle OCCUPATION: Student CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2004 Nissan 350z "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's easy to maneuver in the city and is a...

August 22, 2010 3 Comments

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My Fair Lady: Her 1968 SPL 311 Datsun Fairlady Roadster was a special gift

OWNER: Tana Bryan, Renton OCCUPATION: Plays with Datsuns CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 SPL 311 Datsun Fairlady Roadster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is such an eye-catcher...

August 15, 2010 4 Comments

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Their 1962 Buick Skylark Convertible is one red-hot ride

OWNER: Joan and Mark Parrish, Bellingham OCCUPATION: Educational advocate and teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1962 Buick Skylark Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... there is nothing...

August 8, 2010 2 Comments

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His 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible is the perfect summer ride

OWNER: Michael Lee, Renton OCCUPATION: Contract design engineer/teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... it represents an example of...

August 1, 2010 1 Comment

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Pa's 1939 Buick Special brings home the babes

OWNER: Robert Diens, North Bend OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1939 Buick Special "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... In 1942 my grandfather brought me home in...

July 25, 2010 2 Comments

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His 2003 Jaguar XK8 has people talking

OWNER: Randy Fisher, Everett OCCUPATION: Podiatrist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2003 Jaguar XK8 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... it starts conversations with people that I otherwise would...

July 18, 2010

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This 1925 Hupmobile took them to their honeymoon -- and their 50th anniversary fete

OWNER: Victoria and Charles Bolander, Buckley OCCUPATION: Retired nurse and businessman CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1925 Hupmobile "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was our honeymoon getaway car...

July 11, 2010

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Little red 1984 Aurora Cobra takes him away from it all

OWNER: Harvey Sherman, Kirkland OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1984 Aurora Cobra "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's the red sports car I always wanted. Bought in...

July 4, 2010 2 Comments

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His all-electric 2000 Ford Ranger EV is very rare, indeed

OWNER: Jay Davis OCCUPATION: Installation manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2000 Ford Ranger EV "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's all-electric. It runs totally on NiMH batteries and...

June 27, 2010 3 Comments

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Her 2007 Toyota Yaris is just what she needed: dependable, affordable and cute

OWNER: Betty McLain, Seattle OCCUPATION: Dance Teacher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2007 Toyota Yaris "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this is my very first new car. As a...

June 20, 2010

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Their 1952 Silver Wraith has everyone waxing rhapsodic

OWNER: Tom and Anne Terry, Vashon OCCUPATION: Manufacturing engineer and school office manager CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1952 Silver Wraith "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's fun! It's...

June 13, 2010

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This 1968 California Special Mustang has been her every day ride for 42 years

OWNER: Stevie Pyfer, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 California Special Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has been my every day driver since I...

June 6, 2010 3 Comments

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His 2009 Dodge Challenger RT captures that retro muscle car look

OWNER: Larry and Diane Pfeil OCCUPATION: Dispatcher CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2009 Dodge Challenger RT "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I now have a Muscle Car that not...

May 30, 2010 5 Comments

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His 2001 Cadillac Eldorado is a dream to drive

OWNER: Gil Arroyo, Burien OCCUPATION: electronics engineer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2001 Cadillac Eldorado "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's a fantastic vehicle and such a pleasure to...

May 23, 2010

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His 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible has been completely restored

OWNER: Thomas Markley, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... we decided we needed to sell it or...

May 16, 2010 3 Comments

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His 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle was a three-year labor of love

OWNER: Ed Orbea, Poulsbo OCCUPATION: Program manager at the Department of the Treasury CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I worked on...

May 9, 2010

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His 1951 MGTD was love at first sight at a garage sale

OWNER: Craig Edwards, Fall City OCCUPATION: New product developer for a defibrillator company CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1951 MGTD "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I found it at...

May 2, 2010 1 Comment

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His 1958 BMW Isetta 300 is small in size and big on charm

OWNER: James Jacobs, Burien OCCUPATION: Retired truck driver CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1958 BMW Isetta 300 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's a really fun car and people...

April 25, 2010 1 Comment

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1974 British MGB was a longtime dream

OWNER: Costas Mavromatis, Kirkland OCCUPATION: General contractor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1974 British MGB "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I remember these cars when they first came out....

April 18, 2010

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1956 Chevy pickup is a family affair -- hand-painted by father, restored by son

OWNER: Duane Baus, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL:1956 Chevy pickup "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this was my dad's truck. He called it 'Old Blue,'...

April 11, 2010 9 Comments

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Her 2002 Chevrolet Corvette C5 was a birthday surprise from her husband

OWNER: Anne Burmark, Fox Island OCCUPATION: Semi-retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2002 Chevrolet Corvette C5 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was a surprise birthday gift from my...

April 4, 2010 7 Comments

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His 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe is the 'get away car' for family weddings

OWNER: Keith McKenney, Duvall OCCUPATION: Pipefitter/detailer CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it has been in the family for 38 years...

March 28, 2010 2 Comments

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Her 1999 BMW 318ti was a gift to herself after she retired from the Air Force

OWNER: Phyllis Rowland, West Seattle OCCUPATION: Human resources CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1999 BMW 318ti "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was my gift to myself after retiring...

March 21, 2010 7 Comments

Autobio

His 1985 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 'has a classic look that will always be stylish'

OWNER: Richard Petri, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1985 Cadillac Coupe DeVille "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... This car has features that only now some of...

March 14, 2010

Autobio

Clean machine: Her 1997 Solectria Force runs on nothing but electrical energy

OWNER: Pamela Burton, Seattle OCCUPATION: Owner of Puget Sound Solar CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1997 Solectria Force "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it runs on 100 percent clean...

February 28, 2010 1 Comment

Autobio

His 1966 Buick Special is both a racer and a way to teach his sons about cars

OWNER: Greg Cass, Lynnwood OCCUPATION: King County roads crew chief CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Buick Special "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... when I decided I needed a...

February 21, 2010 6 Comments

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Their 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe, a 50th birthday gift, makes for a sweet summer ride

OWNER: Bill & Dana Sprouse, Camano Island OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was my father's car. He...

February 7, 2010

Bill's Autobio

Lacey man's 1951 Lincoln Lido reminds him of his high school days

OWNER: James Pringle, Lacey OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1951 Lincoln Lido "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I had a look-alike '51 Mercury in high school. I...

January 31, 2010

James Pringle

Ephy the 1961 Beetle has logged half a million miles in her cross-country travels

OWNER: Anne Helser, Issaquah OCCUPATION: Retired nurse CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1961 VW Beetle "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my Beetle was a graduation gift from my parents...

January 24, 2010

Anne Helser and Ephy

Black beauty: 1948 Dodge Special Deluxe Club Coupe was an 85th birthday gift

OWNER: Clarence Rankins, Seattle OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1948 Dodge Special Deluxe Club Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was a gift from my daughter...

January 17, 2010 5 Comments

Clarence Rankins

Carpenter's 1968 Chevy Impala is a labor of love from the inside out

OWNER: Joel Munoz, Fife OCCUPATION: Carpenter CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1968 Chevy Impala "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I have been working on for a while. I had...

January 10, 2010

Joel Munoz

His 2003 Mercedes-Benz hardtop convertible is as versatile as it is beautiful

OWNER: John Stratz, Bainbridge Island OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Hardtop Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... 2003 was the first year that the...

January 3, 2010

John Stratz

Her 1992 Toyota Xtra Cab has been in the family for years and is still a beauty

OWNER: Lesli Elway, Auburn OCCUPATION: Marketing CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1992 Toyota Xtra Cab "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... It's been in the family for 17 years...

December 27, 2009 2 Comments

Lesli Elway

Seattle nurse got her beloved 1971 Datsun from the original owner -- her mom

OWNER: Pru Opheim, Seattle OCCUPATION: Neonatal ICU nurse CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1971 Datsun 510 automatic "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... my mom was the first owner...

December 20, 2009 18 Comments

Pru Opheim

Retiree's 1962 Nash Metropolitan convertible is a Wenatchee spring parade staple

OWNER: Richard Ehrenberg, Wenatchee OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1962 Nash Metropolitan convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... ... my wife, Shirley, and I enjoy featuring them...

December 13, 2009

Richard Ehrenberg

Tribute band drummer's restored 1966 Mercury Comet is fab in every gear

OWNER: Jim "Ringo" Martin, Seattle OCCUPATION: Salesman at Ford Lincoln Mercury of Bellevue / drummer for British Export CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Mercury Comet "I LOVE MY CAR...

December 6, 2009 8 Comments

Ringo and Comet

Volvo station wagon has reliably carried important stuff and people for 30 years

OWNER: Nayak Polissar, Seattle OCCUPATION: Owner of statistical research firm, The Mountain-Whisper-Light CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1979 Volvo 245 DL Station Wagon "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I...

November 29, 2009 12 Comments

Nayak Polissar

Her Toyota Tacoma pickup handles any load, from hay to bricks and more

OWNER: Michelle Blanchard, Littlerock OCCUPATION: Field biologist CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre-runner "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this is my third Toyota and my first...

November 22, 2009 1 Comment

Michelle Blanchard

With a little time, this '85 Celica GTS Convertible may become a classic

OWNER: Bob Moliter, Coupeville OCCUPATION: Retired educator CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1985 Celica GTS Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was the first year of Toyota convertibles...

November 15, 2009 15 Comments

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1966 Ford Mustang convertible has been on his must-have list since childhood

OWNER: Rodney Sherwood, Bainbridge Island OCCUPATION: Owner, Sherwood Creative Production Company CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is the...

November 8, 2009 4 Comments

Sherwood Mustang

AMC Sundancers are rare rides -- and this Washington driver owns two of them

OWNER: Tony Cook, Joyce OCCUPATION: Retired postal worker CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1982 AMC Concord Sundancer convertible "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... American Motors Corporation produced fewer...

November 1, 2009 8 Comments

AMC Concord Sundancer

Tacoma driver feels a special bond with his 1969 Volvo, a car with star quality

OWNER: Bill Robertson, Tacoma OCCUPATION: Hospital logistical technician CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Volvo P1800S "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I was always a big fan of...

October 25, 2009 11 Comments

Bill Robertson

Retired Marine still loves his 1993 Honda Nighthawk the second time around

OWNER: Marshall Smith, Spokane OCCUPATION: Retired Marine CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1993 Honda CB750 Nighthawk "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I bought my Nighthawk in Tahitian candy...

October 18, 2009 6 Comments

Marshall Smith

His converted 1991 Porsche Carrera boasts classic looks and modern technology

OWNER: Joe O'Dell, Seattle OCCUPATION: Windermere Real Estate agent CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1991 964 Porsche Carrera 2 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... I just converted it...

October 11, 2009 1 Comment

Joe O'Dell

It was love at first sight for him with Tori, the red-hot 1970 Ford Torino GT

OWNER: Jeff Claypool, Redmond OCCUPATION: Self-employed specialty contractor CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 CJ "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... she's a beauty! Her...

October 4, 2009 3 Comments

Torino

She enjoys an open-air ride at a leisurely pace in her classic 1909 Maxwell

OWNER: Emily J. Anderson, West Seattle OCCUPATION: Event manager CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1909 Maxwell Model DA "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it takes great skill to...

September 27, 2009 2 Comments

Emily Anderson

Seattle driver is reunited with his 1996 Porsche 993 after five years without her

OWNER: Bob Minnott, Seattle OCCUPATION: Governmental relations consultant CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1996 Porsche 993 C4S "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... after being without it for five...

September 20, 2009 15 Comments

1996 Porsche

His 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle has plenty of spunk and a Hollywood past

OWNER: Tony Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island OCCUPATION: Teacher CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my father bought it new in 1973...

September 13, 2009 5 Comments

Volkswagen Beetle

Gertrude the 1969 Kaiser Jeepster has provided fun and crazy times across America

OWNER: James Olson, MD OCCUPATION: Physician CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Kaiser Jeepster "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... 'Gertrude' and I have been in every state together...

September 6, 2009 6 Comments

Dr. James Olson and Gertrude

His 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe is a partner for life -- and still a beauty

OWNER: Karl Taht, Bellevue OCCUPATION: Retired aeronautical engineer CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... she is a true beauty and...

August 30, 2009 2 Comments

Karl Taht

Her limited-edition Volkswagen Beetle is one Y2K Bug that lived up to its hype

OWNER: Brenda Allen, Normandy Park OCCUPATION: Nurse practitioner CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: Y2K Volkswagen Beetle "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... this is a limited-edition model sold only...

August 23, 2009 1 Comment

Brenda Allen

Musician sings the praises of her 1959 Volkswagen Bug, a faithful tour companion

OWNER: Jean Blue, Seattle OCCUPATION: Recycle artist/singer-songwriter CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1959 Volkswagen Bug "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it has taken me on many happy miles over...

August 16, 2009 4 Comments

Jean Blue

His 2009 Dodge Challenger is a retro rhapsody in blue -- with all the mod cons

OWNER: Mike Hudspeth, Kirkland OCCUPATION: Pilot CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I have loved the look of this car...

July 31, 2009 6 Comments

Mike Hudson

His 1931 Essex rumble-seat coupe is rust-free and almost completely original

OWNER: Bernie Rhoades, Edgewood OCCUPATION: Architect CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1931 Essex rumble-seat coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I brought it to life and drove it around...

July 24, 2009 7 Comments

Essex

In his 2008 Honda Element, a long drive isn't just a trip, it's an adventure

OWNER: Lawrence LaBarbera, Kent OCCUPATION: Product specialist at REI CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2008 Honda Element "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... My wife and I needed a car...

July 17, 2009 3 Comments

Honda Element

His AMC Eagle goes from two- to four-wheel drive with the flip of a switch

OWNER: Tony Cook, Joyce OCCUPATION: Retired postal worker CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1985 AMC Eagle station wagon "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it's American-made and can be either...

July 10, 2009 13 Comments

Eagle

A gift from his wife, his 1993 Saleen Mustang is his ticket to summer travel

OWNER: David Clem, Edmonds OCCUPATION: Auto parts salesman CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1993 Saleen Mustang "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I've been a Mustang owner since 1978 and...

July 3, 2009 6 Comments

Saleen

His Ford Focus SVT morphed from daily driver to high-performance weekend warrior

OWNER: Kim Lew, Redmond OCCUPATION: Program manager CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2004 Ford Focus SVT "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... this car led me into a new hobby....

June 26, 2009 42 Comments

Kim Lew

His 1940s Willys Coupe puts a smile on his face every time he drives it

OWNER: Rick Jones, Kenmore OCCUPATION: IT manager CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1940 Willys Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... it brings a smile to my face and many...

June 19, 2009 7 Comments

Willys Coupe

It's light and fast, but this former pilot has no trouble handling his Elan S4

OWNER: Bill Kaufman, Woodinville OCCUPATION: Retired U.S. Air Force pilot, university professor CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Lotus Elan S4 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I purchased it...

June 12, 2009 6 Comments

Lotus

You gotta love a car that's paid off, runs great and has never been damaged

OWNER: Frank Manthou, Tacoma OCCUPATION: Teacher for 34 years CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1976 BMW 2002 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I bought it my second year of...

June 5, 2009 2 Comments

BMW

His Cobra replica might not be the real thing -- but it's the next best thing

OWNER: Keith Crandall (in hat) OCCUPATION: Operations manager CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: Factory Five Racing Cobra Replica "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... My father worked for Ford Motor...

May 29, 2009 6 Comments

Cobra replica

Her 1972 Saab Sonett III is as dependable as it is sporty

OWNER: Phyllis Lamb OCCUPATION: Retired CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1972 Saab Sonett III "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... she's wild and sporty and has brought me through thick...

May 22, 2009 11 Comments

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His little white Corvette is efficient, fun and has room for the golf clubs

OWNER: Wayne Johnson, Mill Creek OCCUPATION: Retired state budget analyst CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's tons of fun,...

May 15, 2009 6 Comments

Wayne Johnson

A cruise in her 1969 Chevrolet Camaro never fails to lift her mood

OWNER: Tracy Moore, Federal Way OCCUPATION: Office manager CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 Pro-Street Chevrolet Camaro "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... my husband built it for me...

May 8, 2009 5 Comments

Tracy Moore

His 1970 AMC AMX has got muscle -- and it carries on a two-seater tradition

OWNER: Tony Cook, Joyce, WA OCCUPATION: Retired U.S. postal worker CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1970 AMC AMX "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it's not a GM, Ford...

May 1, 2009 10 Comments

AMX

Restaurant owner's 1983 Cadillac Seville Elegante is a unique conversation piece

OWNER: Robert Sondheim, Seattle OCCUPATION: Owner of Rosebud Restaurant and Bar CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1983 Cadillac Seville Elegante "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... after a long day...

April 24, 2009 18 Comments

Sondheim

The reason he loves his 1969 MGB GT is simple: It's fun

OWNER: Randy Carpenter OCCUPATION: Auto mechanic and artist CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1969 MGB GT "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... It is fun!" Send in your photo and...

April 17, 2009 5 Comments

MGB GT

General Motors' 1966 Pontiac GTO embodies the golden days of American muscle cars

OWNER: Ron SanFilippo, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Works for a Folding Carton Manufacturer. CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Pontiac GTO "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... It embodies the golden...

April 10, 2009 3 Comments

GTO

Retired electrician's 1935 Ford coupe is like a part of the family

OWNER: David Larsen, Shoreline OCCUPATION: Retired electrician CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1935 Ford, standard coupe "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE... I have owned it since 1963, and it...

April 2, 2009 4 Comments

1935 Ford coupe

Four-wheel drive Chevy Cheyenne pickup makes climbing Seattle's hills a snap

OWNER: Carol Monson, Seattle OCCUPATION: Singer CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1973 Chevrolet Cheyenne "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was the first vehicle I ever owned, and...

March 26, 2009 5 Comments

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Classic Ford Thunderbird Town Landau recalls the glamour of the 1960s

OWNER: Stephen Divoky, Seattle OCCUPATION: Marketing and Design CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... It's like a rolling cocktail...

March 19, 2009

Ford Thunderbird

Efficient, high-capacity Honda Odyssey minivan is an epic family vehicle

OWNER: Anthony E. Pomata, Maple Valley OCCUPATION: Self-employed aviation researcher and writer CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2004 Honda Odyssey EX minivan "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... Big...

March 12, 2009 1 Comment

Pomata autobiography

Tough but tender, this 1965 Ford pickup is like a member of the family

OWNER: Barry Gibbons, Seattle OCCUPATION: Sales CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford F 100 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it reminds of my grandfather, uncle and brother...

March 5, 2009 1 Comment

Autobiography

Practical, workhorse 1976 Volvo is the wedding gift that's still giving

OWNER: Peggy Dare OCCUPATION: Artist and equestrian CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1976 Volvo 245 "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it was a wedding present from my dad...

February 26, 2009

Peggy Dare

Vintage 1959 Beetle, rebuilt from the inside out, now works as good as it looks

OWNER: Mick Zapata, Shoreline OCCUPATION: School counselor CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... When I bought this Beetle it didn't drive....

February 19, 2009 1 Comment

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This 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is 'civilized to drive' and turns heads

OWNER: Jack W. Mathews, Jr. OCCUPATION: Crane Operator CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL: 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Supercharged SS, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Edition "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ......

February 12, 2009 1 Comment

2004 Chevy


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