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  • Got my First 1st last night

    Went to a cruise in at Fatz Cafe' in Rock Hill SC last night, they mentioned that it was their second largest crowd all summer, 55 wonderful cars. I really did not expect to win but was hoping to at least get a mention since I was parked on the back row away from most of the really nice cars but I noticed that my "Irene " had a lot of visitors throughout the night. So, 8 pm comes and they start handing out door prizes, and then its time for the peoples choice first place and who do they call? Me and my Irene I was so shocked because I knew there were a lot of wonderful cars there. So, when you get tired and do not want to work on the project car any longer just remember there is a reward at the end. Good Luck to all and do not loose focus on those projects, hey, it toook me 6 1/2 years but its aready been worht it.
    Domenic Manera, Fire Chief
    City of York Fire Department
    York, SC 29745
    1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

  • #2
    WHat a great story, congratulations!
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL

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    • #3
      Very cool! Good for you.
      '63 Cruiser
      '57 Packard wagon
      '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
      '50 Commander 4 dr sedan


      • #4
        Congrats - you'll always remember that first one.
        Jim Barker
        '70' Avanti II


        • #5
          Congrats Domenic! Very cool laying low in the back row.


          • #6
            How's about a photo of the lucky girl?
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            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?


            • #7
              Thumbs up!
              The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


              • #8
                my 61 lark got a second place trophy at SB this may. there i was, smilin all the way back to chicago. bad weather, windy day, not many cars, but hey, I'LL TAKE IT. that was my first, congrats on yours.
                61 lark cruiser
                64 daytona 2dr hardtop


                • #9
                  Right on! You can be justly proud. And yes - post pix please!

                  Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" |


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                    Domenic Manera, Fire Chief
                    City of York Fire Department
                    York, SC 29745
                    1954 Regal Starlight Coupe


                    • #11
                      More pictures please

                      CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING THE CAR BACK ON THE ROAD. And nice job snagging an award. My first Stude, a '54 Champion was a twin.


                      • #12
                        Good for you, Dom. Your hard work is paying off!
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