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    Default What a collection

    This guy does not
    have
    any automatics and has over 200 big block
    Corvettes.
    He also had a Roman Red 60 Impala convertible. He has several
    442's including
    a 64. He has one of only 2 or 3 1970 big block Corvettes
    with the aluminum
    engine. That is probably a million dollar car. I would
    go if I am ever in
    the area. It is all GM and all muscle.




    Though the building
    in Punta Gorda, Florida was once a Wal-Mart, it's not any more. When Rick

    Treworgy saw that it was vacant, he decided it would be the perfect
    place to
    showcase almost 200 Corvettes and other GM muscle cars he owns
    in a vast
    collection begun more than 30 years ago. He bought it, and
    now, it's open to
    the public.

    Called Muscle Car
    City, the venue is attracting thousands of people who harken back to the
    golden days
    of muscle cars and their youth. It's also drawing a newer
    generation of
    enthusiasts.



    www.youtube.com/embed/ZpmZtSIkfTk

    LS6

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    Wow, that's amazing. I'll have to visit that place next time I'm in Florida.

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    Default Made my f'n day!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LS6 View Post
    This guy does not
    have
    any automatics and has over 200 big block
    Corvettes.
    He also had a Roman Red 60 Impala convertible. He has several
    442's including
    a 64. He has one of only 2 or 3 1970 big block Corvettes
    with the aluminum
    engine. That is probably a million dollar car. I would
    go if I am ever in
    the area. It is all GM and all muscle.




    Though the building
    in Punta Gorda, Florida was once a Wal-Mart, it's not any more. When Rick

    Treworgy saw that it was vacant, he decided it would be the perfect
    place to
    showcase almost 200 Corvettes and other GM muscle cars he owns
    in a vast
    collection begun more than 30 years ago. He bought it, and
    now, it's open to
    the public.

    Called Muscle Car
    City, the venue is attracting thousands of people who harken back to the
    golden days
    of muscle cars and their youth. It's also drawing a newer
    generation of
    enthusiasts.



    www.youtube.com/embed/ZpmZtSIkfTk

    LS6
    Now, that's my kind of guy! He says the stock keeps rotating so he must be selling what he has. Love to go there but I could get into serious trouble in a place like that. Imagine we lived as young guys during the premier of most of what he has. I always reflect on the fact that I grew up in the best time for cars, music and girls. (cars first).

    One hell of a presentation and thank you for sharing.

    Henry

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    Well I'm no GM guy by any means but it does sound pretty interesting . So I'm only about 3 1/2 hours from Punta Gorda, Florida . I might try to drive over and check it out .

    Mooch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooch View Post
    Well I'm no GM guy by any means but it does sound pretty interesting . So I'm only about 3 1/2 hours from Punta Gorda, Florida . I might try to drive over and check it out .

    Mooch
    There are a lot of Corvettes there. Aren't you afraid you might break out in a rash, being that close to so many Chebbies?
    LS6

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS6 View Post
    There are a lot of Corvettes there. Aren't you afraid you might break out in a rash, being that close to so many Chebbies?
    LS6
    Well there are other brands of muscle cars there and a lot of older cars and trucks .

    There are a couple of Corvettes I like and would even like to own but most I do find boring to look at .

    He does have some other makes of muscle cars and plenty of older GM classic cars and trucks to see . Well worth the ride to the west coast of Florida .

    One of my favorite cars was my 55 Chevy rag top . I have found Chevy guys to be the biggest haters of other makes on the planet . Most never give any credit to other makes . Over the years I have disliked the Chevy lovers much more than the cars . That still holds true to this day .

    After I go check it out I will give an honest review for anyone interested .

    Mooch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooch View Post
    Well there are other brands of muscle cars there and a lot of older cars and trucks .

    There are a couple of Corvettes I like and would even like to own but most I do find boring to look at .

    He does have some other makes of muscle cars and plenty of older GM classic cars and trucks to see . Well worth the ride to the west coast of Florida .

    One of my favorite cars was my 55 Chevy rag top . I have found Chevy guys to be the biggest haters of other makes on the planet . Most never give any credit to other makes . Over the years I have disliked the Chevy lovers much more than the cars . That still holds true to this day .

    After I go check it out I will give an honest review for anyone interested .

    Mooch
    I'd be interested in your opinion. Be sure to take a lot of pictures for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooch View Post
    Well there are other brands of muscle cars there and a lot of older cars and trucks .

    There are a couple of Corvettes I like and would even like to own but most I do find boring to look at .

    He does have some other makes of muscle cars and plenty of older GM classic cars and trucks to see . Well worth the ride to the west coast of Florida .

    One of my favorite cars was my 55 Chevy rag top . I have found Chevy guys to be the biggest haters of other makes on the planet . Most never give any credit to other makes . Over the years I have disliked the Chevy lovers much more than the cars . That still holds true to this day .

    After I go check it out I will give an honest review for anyone interested .

    Mooch
    I have found Chevy guys to be the biggest haters of other makes on the planet . Most never give any credit to other makes . Over the years I have disliked the Chevy lovers much more than the cars . That still holds true to this day.
    I have found Chevy guys to be some of the nicest people around. On the other hand, I have found Ford guys to be whiners.
    LS6
    Last edited by LS6; 07-03-2015 at 06:03 PM.

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    Wow, thanks for the heads up; that's barely about an hour south of me. Only time I drove that far down the Interstate, was to log in some break-in miles on an engine I'd just built for an ///M Coupe. Any time do an engine with modifications, this one with a full complement of polymer coated internals and a supercharger, I like to put several hundred miles on it before I hand the car back (this one going to Chicago, so any comebacks would be a major inconvenience).

    WHile I'm not the biggest Chevrolet (but see, at least I can spell it...) fan out there, I did grow up in Detroit, and being born in 1954, also grew up during the best time for cars, girls and music! I do however appreciate the attention to detail in any type of car's restoration/preservation.

    I also have plenty of fond memories from an impressionable youth, so I'm sure I'd stand far too long in front of some of the displays ('69 Chevelle SS 396 comes immediately to mind)!

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
    Wow, thanks for the heads up; that's barely about an hour south of me. Only time I drove that far down the Interstate, was to log in some break-in miles on an engine I'd just built for an ///M Coupe. Any time do an engine with modifications, this one with a full complement of polymer coated internals and a supercharger, I like to put several hundred miles on it before I hand the car back (this one going to Chicago, so any comebacks would be a major inconvenience).

    WHile I'm not the biggest Chevrolet (but see, at least I can spell it...) fan out there, I did grow up in Detroit, and being born in 1954, also grew up during the best time for cars, girls and music! I do however appreciate the attention to detail in any type of car's restoration/preservation.

    I also have plenty of fond memories from an impressionable youth, so I'm sure I'd stand far too long in front of some of the displays ('69 Chevelle SS 396 comes immediately to mind)!

    Thanks again!
    That's been my line on here for years! Yes, it was a great time. Bad part; it was a long time ago but never to be forgotten. A time when the are was clean and sex was dirty.

    "also grew up during the best time for cars, girls and music!"

    Henry

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