Its hard to decide where to begin. I think most in part because I feel like she should be on this list, but fear some people may not feel that way. I may be biased, because she is mine. I may be one of the many who is just really attached to a personal item like a cell phone or personal computer, but I think there is more to it then just that. I think your personal items are a reflection, a reflection of you...an extension of you. She is no different. Shes is cold steel, rubber and plastic, leather and carpet, water and oil...all put together in this perfect example of 21st century technology. What is that you ask?? Grocery getter? Old Mans Car? Family Car? Front wheel drive? Daily Work Commuter? A Buick?...all of the above...She does all of them, and protects the three things I hold dearest to my heart while doing it, my wife and two children...She protects them and she even takes care of me, she has gotten me out of several jams, and into a few even, but she always seems to take me home, and you will hardly ever catch me without her and her without me. My wife even gets jealous sometimes over her. I'm sure its because I'm out modding or checking mods or working my 11-12 hr days or sometimes just out cruising. You see I love to drive. Its a freedom we are blessed with here in the states. Not everyone can even own a car, not everyone can even afford to gas one up. These days people don't even keep their cars anymore, few years they are replacing them with newer younger models. Something my wife has even suggested I do. And so this could be the end for the Gal, 12 years is a long time for an automobile. Reliability and practicality go slipping out the door, paint gets old, leather gets crackly, plastic breaks, and looks get outdated. You replace, scrub, replace, scrub, buff, work on, mod, demod, mod, and work on some more. It seems like a never ending cycle. Just when you think you have it, or that your done, something else raises from no where. Can she continue? can she hold on, just another year, just another few thousand miles...Its not easy, because not only is the mechanical stuff getting older, electronics are getting slower, parts are becoming harder to find, fluids are breaking down, but I too am getting older...I'm becoming the old man in the regal...the old mans car...the newer generation has their new mustangs and civics and EVO's. In 2012 the new generation gets the latest GS to roll off the assembly line. It will be the first new GS of the century. So yet again The Gal is replaced, and the son becomes the father...Its just another Regal...another old mans car...or is it...?
This is a pic of the Regal from day 2. Purchased in Oct of 2003
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I immediately put My Gal to work. Working for myself as an insurance appraiser with an area that contained three states and only two other people, the Gal and I logged many of hours on our local highways and byways...chaulking up kills routinely. Mods at the time were starter mods. I had found a formula online at a forum similar to this one, but in austrailia. The Holden cars feature the same L67 as I had and they were pumping some numbers out of them. I joined RegalGS.org originally in 2004 but with so much time on the road and having to still write claims once I got home, left very little time to play on internet.
Edited by JGLHOSS, 02 May 2011 - 05:21 PM.