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18degrees



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Where does your screen name come from? Reply with quote

If it isn’t your actual name? Mine comes from an idea that John Browning had...

And the quote about Maria in my signature comes from one of my favorite Gaslight Anthem songs. If you never heard their music, i would highly recommend checking them out when you can.
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OldTrucker



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Location: Bourbonnais Illinois

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says it all!
I an old trucker!
Well over 1.5 million accident / ticket free miles OTR and who knows how many miles I ran short haul and local!

I was originally johnnys1977 and that was from when I had my 77 Elcamino.

I have been known also as PaPaJohn on some sites. That came from Isaac calling me PaPa for grandpa. He was my modeling buddy.
We lost him in 2015 a month before his 4th Birthday.
Miss him every day. Sad
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sentsat71



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Location: Fenton, IA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sentsat71 - Sentral Satellites Class of 1971
School name was derived by three small community school districts merging into one in the late 1950's, and a new high school building was built out in the country a couple of miles from my home town, which is where the Satellites comes from. Sentral instead of Central, came from acknowledging the smallest of the 3 schools, the tiny unincorporated community called Seneca. The other 2 towns involved were Fenton and Lone Rock.....
However today, the only thing left of this school system is the modified high school building, that now only has the lower grades. Sentral was merged into what had become North Union School District, consisting of primarily the communities of Fenton, Lone Rock, Armstrong, Ringsted and Swea City. The lower grades are divided between Swea City and the Sentral building, while Jr & Sr high students all go to the Armstrong campus. The old school building in Armstrong was torn down and rebuilt with a more modern and larger building Of the older school buildings, only one still stands and is privately owned but not maintained and is literally falling apart....more to that story, but not of consequence here...
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Sundance



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Mine is a college nickname... Reply with quote

In college (out in the rockies by the way) our apartment was in the corner of the floor. There were six of us. Being old west fans, we decided to become the Hole in the Wall gang, or Wild bunch (Butch Cassidy's gang), each of us taking the name of a gang member. I was the Sundance Kid, since I was blond haired and the youngest. It just kinda stuck. I also used it as a cb handle (showing my age there!).
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Location: Allentown, PA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm from Florida so almost everyone picks one of the big 3 schools to root for, just so happened my Dad and Uncle were huge Gator fans and I was made to go with my Dad to my Uncles house to watch the game. At age 9 I could have cared less about football, so, I was upset I had to go and rooted against the Gators, they so happened to be playing Miami and Miami won that game and I've been a Hurricane fan every since. It was pretty awkward when I went to Penn State and rep'd my U gear, I got teased and made fun of, but, at the time in the early 90's Miami was good and shut those Lion fans up ha ha. Besides, Hurricane Dave has a ring to it Laughing
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Gary66
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has it's orgins with the late Jerry Sims, aka Luke57. I liked it and went with my name and birth year to have something similar.
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iceman



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Labonte (iceman) fan, followed him since he was a rookie 1978 (5 races) first full schedule ran was 1979.
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Mack



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is Mack. no imagination here.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents.
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Taz



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat Redmond wrote:
My parents.



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james220



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was James460 but changed computers so on the new board I when with James220. 460 is the major east west highway through my city. 220 is the major north south route.
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Wall tester



Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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Location: Too close to Chicago

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is just a little tribute to Marty Robbins.
Nascars "official wall tester "
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Henryjint



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Location: NY State's Hudson Valley

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a NY Giants season ticket holder since 1973. My old screen name was to honor the King of NASCAR.
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volsfan



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: name Reply with quote

my mothers family is from Tennessee, I fondly remember playing cowboy running up and down the hills of east Tennessee and I have always been a UT fan
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Firefly



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name of my childhood sled.
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Nitrobarry



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Where does your screen name come from? Reply with quote

I love front engined top fuel dragsters from the 60`s. Some of the most beautiful cars ever built in my opinion. Anyway, that`s where it came from. Cool
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odcics2



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outer
Drive
Central
Information
Computer
System
2 (the second one)

From my 37 years working at Chrysler Engineering.
Now retired and it's great!
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Rob Spires
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was younger I liked to stir the pot a little bit. I figured if I was going to be vocal about my opinions, the least I could do was sign my name to them.

These days I bite my tongue more than I used to, but I still stand behind everything I say.
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67 Fairlane



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a car I owned while growing up in Hawaii.



Just out of high school and with dreams of beating big-blocks on the 1/4 mile (sorry no oval tracks in Hawaii) I took that little 200hp 289 and built it into a screaming 330hp monster. I managed to reduce my times from 18 seconds to some nice low 13's. Enough to beat stock 383s in Chargers and Satellites (Roadrunners and GTXs) and most Ford big blocks except 427s. GM big blocks were still a challenge though. (Of course any engine in a smaller car like Mustangs and Camaros always had a weight advantage. Very Happy )

This was my avatar before the crash. If I can figure out my issues with re-posting avatars, it will make it's official "come back".
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FallsCity48



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A certain late model sportsman car ('64 Chevelle) that I'm rather partial too. Wink
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Mack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FallsCity48 wrote:
A certain late model sportsman car ('64 Chevelle) that I'm rather partial too. Wink

gotta be a Nashville Late Model from the 70s I'm guessing?
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was named after both my grandfathers -- George & William. The last name was originally something similar but different, and difficult to spell too !!! Mr. Green
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FallsCity48



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mack wrote:
FallsCity48 wrote:
A certain late model sportsman car ('64 Chevelle) that I'm rather partial too. Wink

gotta be a Nashville Late Model from the 70s I'm guessing?


Very Happy Very Happy 1973 car actually.
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Illside



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live on Illinois side of St.Louis .
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18degrees



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Illside wrote:
I live on Illinois side of St.Louis .


Me too... where specifically?
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67 Fairlane



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FallsCity48 wrote:
A certain late model sportsman car ('64 Chevelle) that I'm rather partial too. Wink


Cryptic as ever my friend! Good to see you back. I do remember your avatar, and have a copy of it in my collection since the driver of that car is a common interest of ours.... Wink

Gonna build that one someday!
Jerry
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dirtman



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No imagination here either. I had to come up with a name, I raced dirt, therefore, Dirtman.......

Rett
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shortwheels



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back when C.B.s were the big thing, I had a 1976 Chevy 4X4 shortbox pickup and my C.B. handle was shortwheels.
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BVAUGHN



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

first initial of my first name followed by my last name. Decided not to change it from original forum
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bangor, by the sea. The lovely town in County Down, 30 miles east up the coast from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Passed the home town of golf great Rory McIlroy - Holywood - taking the train into Belfast to see family.

It was while living in Bangor as a boy that I was introduced to stock car racing at Clandeboye Park and Portadown's Shamrock Park.
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TB-Graphix



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine use to be Thad. Like Pat said, that's what my parents named me.
My new one is from the name Ronnie(SMH) gave my decals he sold.
TB-Graphix
Better than anything I could have come up with. lol
and I'm no longer actively making and selling decals.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TB-Graphix wrote:
Mine use to be Thad. Like Pat said, that's what my parents named me.
My new one is from the name Ronnie(SMH) gave my decals he sold.
TB-Graphix
Better than anything I could have come up with. lol
and I'm no longer actively making and selling decals.


Troll Boy Graphix?

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Hot Wheels



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I joined I could not come up with anything? So I went with this...no special meaning.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nelson Stacy in a Holman-Moody 406 Ford (1962).
He couldn't outrun 'em, but he could sometimes wear 'em out.......
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