When I'm not playing with my vette, i might be playing with either my '98 firebird or 2010 chaparral boat. Which proves you don't really get older, your toys just get bigger!!
both wheels off the ground, with street legal drag radials!!
in aug. 2009 i was invited to participate in a photoshoot featuring my trans am. the location was lonestar motorsports park located in sealy, texas. this track is owned by, and situated next to hennessey performance, a well known shop that specializes in late model performance. anyway, it was a very hot that day(over 100 deg) but we got some nice action shots. the magazine is now owned by hot rod. you can google this article by using keywords "eddie hixson" "pontiac":
this is a LQ9 6.0L Block, much like the ones you find in 3/4 Ton GM trucks, Cadillac Escalades, etc. But stroked to 408 cubic inches (4.000" stroke vs the stock 3.622" stroke). The LS stuff bolts right up to it, this combo is very popular for drag racing mainly because the iron block is much more durable, reborable, cheaper, etc as opposed to the lighter aluminum blocks that the car originally came with. This engine was built in 2006, and rebuilt in 2008, but has been flawless for over 8 years now, making at least a 100 passes or so, no problems whatsoever. been very happy with this motor. The engine builder of this is Erik koenig of hke engines in houston texas, who is regarded as one of the best ls engine builders in the country. his meticulous attention to detail is evident from the reliability of this motor. i installed the motor myself, and do 90% of the work on my car myself. with the exception of the engine build.
Wifes car (family car)
September 24th, 2014, I traded my old 2008 GMC sierra in on this new 2014 gmc sierra slt 4x4. i was teary eyed, because i loved that old truck. but it had 110k miles on it, and was out of warranty, plus i just wanted a new one. so i bought this one. love it. fully loaded, all leather interior, bose stereo, heated and cooled seats, 6.2l 420 horsepower motor, full factory warranty. all i have to do is worry about the payment, the rest is covered! i really didn't want a 4x4, but i liked everything else about the truck so what the hell.