Aloha from Maui Hawaii
Living on Maui makes owning sports cars a blast. We have the only road in the world that goes from sea level to 10,000 feet in just 35 miles. I live at the bottom of the Crater Road and that's where I drive my cars. I grew up in the 50's in Venice Beach California, and my parents tell me that by the time I was 5 I knew every year, make, and model of every car on the road. I bought a 1949 Chevy Panel truck when I was 15 and havn't stopped since.
When I was a senior at Venice High I put my VW bus up for sale and ended up trading it for a 1957 beat up Porsche Speedster. The Speedster was sold for $1100 in 1967 when I graduated from High School and jumped on a plane to Hawaii to surf. I must have gone through at least 10 cars in high school. I could buy cars for $50-$300, have fun and then sell them and find another one.
The cars I now have are the result of buying, selling and trading for the last 50 years. I drive all my cars and have limited space, but it still gets out of hand at times. I had to build a small garage for my 1980 Toyota 4x4, as my garage only holds 4 cars. I am just about to buy a 1959 Devin SS and have no space for it. Either something has to go or I build another garage.
Here is my Dakine Car Collection of 6 vehicles and the Devin SS which will be here soon. At the bottom are some photos of some of the other cars I have had the pleasure to own and drive.
Haiku, Maui Hawaii
|1974 USA MODEL CARRERA
I am the 3rd owner of this car. It is totally original. Paint, interior and drivetrain. The only thing on this car that didn't come from the factory is the tires. It has won many Preservation Class Awards and is one of the finest unrestored 1974 Carrera's that exists. I have the window sticker and all records since the car was new.
Edgardo Vazquez lovingly cared for this car for 36 years!
Thanks Ed, Chris and Mark
|1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 2521
I am the 5th owner of this car. Owned by a rich colledge kid for about a year, then bought by the next owner who drove it for 33 years. He then sold the car to Jim Farley (V.P. of Ford Sales Division), who completely restored it from the bottom up and drove it for a few years. He then bought himself a 427 Cobra and sold the 289 to Ed Mazula in California. Farley missed the lighter weight better handling 289 and swapped the 427 to Mazula and took back the 289. Jim then bought a 289 Competition car and put the 289 up for sale. I saw it for sale and reluctantly sold my Ferrari 206 GT to help me buy CSX 2521...no regrets now. The car retains it's original drivetrain, wheels, dash, gauges and was never crashed or modified.
|1959 Carrera GT Speedster
I am the 3rd owner of this car. Bob Kirby raced "Fred" for over 15 years in more than 200 races from 1960 until 1974, he won a lot of those races. When Kirby passed in 2005 he left "Fred" to his mechanic Warren Dennis. "Fred" was then purchased and restored by my friend Nick Clemence who owns European Collectibles in Costa Mesa California. "Fred" now lives and drives on Maui and just recently got back from the 2011 Rennsport Reunion in Monterey where he was invited to be on display at the Quail Lodge with other vintage Porsche race cars. "Fred" also got to do a lot of cruising in Monterey and take some hot laps at Laguna Seca Raceway, where he so often raced and placed in the past. In the last photo we are at 10,000 feet on Maui at the summit of Haleakala.
|1961 Devin D
I am the 3rd owner of this rare factory made turn-key Devin D. Purchased in Buena Park California in 1961, it remained in one family until I bought it in 2012. The original 1200cc VW engine has been replaced with a 1776cc motor with about 110 h.p. The car weighs in at 1200 pounds and is suprisingly quick! Restored by Bill Deneff, I recieved many trophies and magazine articles with the car. This car is a blast to drive and handle almost like a go kart on steroids. I believe it to be one of the most original/restored Devin D's that still exist. Reliability, great lines, a true "no stories" car.
|1980 Toyota 4x4 Pickup
I am the 3rd owner of this unrestored gem of a truck. The original owner was a baker who drove it to work every day and was a true fanatic. I have the window sticker and all records since new. He even kept a log (which I have) that recorded the date, and every time he filled up with gas for 30 years with the miles per gallon average. The paint, uposlstery, and overall condition of this truck is hard to believe. It's just like it was on the showroom floor. All the original rubber trim is still soft to the touch. A true "timewarp" Toyota". I believe it to be the finest one I have ever seen in my 25 years of collecting Toyota trucks.
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