Hello world!

Hopefully this endeavour will last longer than my short attention span!   Writing is a chore so rather than spend hours thinking of a creative introduction, let’s just say that I’m 43, live in NC, have a tendency to hoard anything old that’s made in USA and has wires or wheels.   Pontiacs, Buicks, and Oldsmobiles of the 70’s would be my favorite modes of transportation.  

My current daily driver is a 1987 Pontiac Fiero with a dull-as-dishwater 2.5 liter Iron Duke and automatic transmission.  What makes this thing special to me is that it’s blue.   Blue was only offered in 1987 and is by far my favorite Fiero color.   After close to fifteen years of looking…this one popped up on Craigslist a year or two ago and the $1,400 asking price was very fair.   I could write pages just about the nice gentleman I bought the car from but that would be a bit much.    

1987 Fiero the day I brought it home
1987 Fiero the day I brought it home

This one was probably just a dealer stock order since it has no interesting options to speak of: just A/C, automatic, tilt, tinted glass, and the UM6 AM/FM Stereo with cassette.   The Wal-Mart wheelcovers disappeared immediately and were replaced with some original P02 plastic covers that I had scrounged up years ago from who-knows-where.  

It’s working on 8:30pm and this little guy is sitting at the parking garage at work, waiting to take me home.  I’m tired.  Hopefully the deer will be too tired to play chicken with me.

Until whenever…

5 thoughts on “Hello world!”

    1. Thanks Ed! I really hope we can stick with these. One of my favorite blogs is about a guy who restored a 1968 Mustang Convertible. http://68vert.blogspot.com/

      I spent many hours reading all Alex’s posts and it got me stoked (well, stoked as I could ever be) about doing what he did. The comments some of his followers left him seemed to keep the fire lit and he mentioned several times how much it kept him motivated.

      Thanks for the comment!

  1. Another with a Fiero for a daily driver! Mine is an 88GT. Prior to that I had an 88 with an Iron Duke. Both are zero for power but great for what they do, getting us to work and back economically.

    1. Thanks Critter! This one’s been behaving pretty well lately although the automatic really saps the fun-factor. And you know the transmission will be the longest lasting part of the car just because!

      My work commute is around 70 miles per day and the mileage is a bit better than most of the other junk on the property :)

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