What year did you join HRR?
Do you have any other family members in HRR?
Tricia Marshall – Wife
What would you like to share about yourself?
I enjoy all old cars & can appreciate the effort to restore or rebuild any year of old car or truck. My particular interests are with street rods & customs, but I also own a almost stock ’51 Buick woodie wagon which I restored in the early 80s. I try to get it out to as many activities as possible. I also own a ’32 Ford hiboy roadster with a ’68 Buick 430 V8. I’m presently working on a ’49 Buick convertible which will have a late model GM V8 & trans & has modern suspension & brakes, but will remain fairly stock looking on the outside. And last, but not least, is my daily driver, a ’57 Ford Ranchero. As I said, I can enjoy any old car & the effort to redo it regardless of the end result. I take offense at old car people who look down their nose at other car people who don’t share their ideas that a car has to be stock, or that a street rodder has to start with a rust bucket. My advice to any new old car person is to find as good an old car as possible to use as a project, due to the cost of parts & labor to redo an old car.
What vehicles do you currently own?
1951 Buick Woodie Wagon
1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster
1949 Buick Convertible
1957 Ford Ranchero
What has been your favorite car that you’ve owned?
Probably my ’51 Buick woodie. It was my first full redo of an collector car, & has always been a great car to have no matter what kind of event I go to.
Do you have a car story to share?
When I found my woodie originally, I was actually looking for a late 40s Ford fordor sedan for my then wife. Since I was already involved somewhat with Buicks, the woodie struck me as a whole lot more interesting than a fordor Ford, so I soon owned my second old Buick. I already had a ’37 Buick coupe at the time that I was working on.