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Fabulous Austin Healey 3000 at Ron Shimek’s Auto Center in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

Great looking car. I would recommend that you take your British sports cars to Ron. Every time I drop in there are different but great classic British sports cars there.  Check out Ron’s website.

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Triumph TR4s at Ron Shimek’s Auto Service Center

Written by Ken Altes

This was my first car. It was a white 1962, with an early Chevy V8 with solid lifters and a three speed Chevy transmission. It was fast and put me in the hospital for weeks. I told this story to Ron Shimek, and he said his first car was a 1961 Alfa Romeo 2000 also with the same Chevy 283 V8 in it.  His car survived his ownership, mine did not.  These are very handsome cars designed by Giovanni Michelotti.  Visit Ron at his shop in North Austin.


Lots of Activity at Mercury Charlie’s Hot Rod Shop on McNeil

Written by Ken Altes

Charlie has been doing this for a long time in Austin. Everyone if friendly at his shop, including his daughter, Roxie.  Charlie has built some of Austin’s best cars. Visit his website here to see his purple Mercury, one of Austin’s most stunning, but I have permanent link at right side of each of this blog’s pages.

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First Gen Mustang at S. 1st Performance Automotive

Written by Ken Altes

Thanks to S. 1st Performance Automotive. Check them out at permanent link at right.

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