Summer 2012

Corralling the herd

Posted by on June 7, 2012

With their two sons grown and on their own, George, ME’74, and Joy Stegner were determined to find a hobby they could enjoy together as empty nesters. They decided to buy a classic Mustang and join a club.

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Build-a-Vette

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Greg Bier, EMgt’86, MS EMgt’95, PhD EMgt’97, and his family have owned three Corvettes. But the 2012 Z06 is the special one. That’s the one that Bier built with the help of his wife, Karla, ChE’88, MS ChE’94, PhD ChE’98; son Brandon, EMgt’10; daughter Kirstin, a freshman in chemical engineering, and daughter Bridget, who is […]

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Rally racers

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Reaching speeds upwards of 95 mph, Ron Erickson and Matt Conte raced their Subaru to a third-place finish in the open light class at the Rally in the 100-Acre Wood in February. The national championship performance rally in Salem, Mo., led drivers through the Ozarks wilderness over unpaved county roads.

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Military monster truck

Posted by on June 7, 2012

“We call her Ol’ Smokey — for obvious reasons when you start her up on cold days.” Barbara Skaggs, ME’85, is referring to her family’s 1942 Dodge WC52, better known as a “weapons carrier” in the military. Years ago the veteran vehicle found a new life with the family.

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Keeping it in the family

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Many cars have a series of owners before they are scrapped or otherwise retired. It’s rare for a vehicle to find a permanent loving home that spans generations. Montie Gauss’s 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster is one of the lucky ones.

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A meant-to-be MG story

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Love at first sight isn’t something that happens only between people. In 1952, the U.S. Air Force stationed Milton Hiekenin southwest France, where he bought his first car, a 1953 MG-TD Roadster.

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Model citizens

Posted by on June 7, 2012

First sold in December 1927, the Ford Model A was the second huge success for Ford Motor Co., replacing the Model T, which had been in production for 18 years. The car came in four standard colors, but not black. By the end of production in 1932, nearly 5 million Model As had been sold.

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A glamorous ride

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Since she was a young girl, Nicola Utterback Nelson, EE’66, MS EE’71, has wanted to own a convertible.

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It ran in Iran – for 33 years

Posted by on June 7, 2012

About five years ago, Ghassem Takmil, ChE’77, reluctantly turned in his 33-year-old French Renault to an Iranian junkyard. The government gave him the equivalent of roughly $1,200 — about what he originally paid for it — to junk the car, under the condition that Takmil purchase a vehicle made in Iran.

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North to Alaska (via Rolla)

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Brian Mullen, GeoE’08, bought his 1989 Toyota 4Runner off a gas station parking lot for $2,000 back in 2002.

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