My name is Stephen Berkey. I am 21 years old. I serve in the US Navy. I have always loved muscle cars. I just never thought that I would get my 67' Mustang this young in life.
Name: Stephen Berkey
City: Gulf port
Occupation: Active Duty Navy
I bought my car a week after I returned home from a Tour in Afghanistan. I have had it for about 4 months now. It has been in 2 shows. The first being SEA BEE DAY car show. In which I did not place. The 2ND being a local Freedom Festival. At which I placed 2ND. I have only been able to complete small things on my vehicle. IE: new valve covers, new battery, engine paint, wheels. I hope to be able to complete my car when I get back from my 2ND tour in Afghanistan next year.
I feel in love with muscle cars at a young age. My father had an 88' Fastback. I remember sitting there with him and "helping" him work on it at a young age. I would beg him to take me out for a ride. The thrill of the cool air rushing through my hair was enough for me! I had muscle car fever.
The hardest part about restoring my car is the money. I know what it will take to do it right and how I picture the finale product in my head. Being in the military does not give me a lot of extra cash to spend on my car. I am doing it little by little. I would love to enter my car in some national car shows, like Drive in the Coast.
I believe the future of hot roding is starting to fade. Today's youth do not appreciate the beauty of muscle cars. They tear them apart and turn them into dragster. All you see are little imports flying down the road. Gone is are the days of raw power. I believe that we need to get the younger generations into classic and muscle cars. Take kids to shows or a ride along the beach.