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Introduction of Jim Doskocil


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High, I'm new member Jim Doskocil from Lubbock, TX.  I am an old-car guy that has bought, sold, traded, restored, and built-up many classic and muscle cars over the past 50 years.  As far as Pontiacs, I started out with my first car as a 1951 Chieftain.  Later a 1962 Grand Prix, 1963 Le Mans convertible, 1963 Le Mans coupe built-up for dragstrip bracket racing, another 1963 Le Mans convertible restored, and finally a 2009 G6 hardtop convertible.  The majority of my heavy interest cars and trucks were GM because I spent 1-1/2 years in the GMI college in Flint, MI after high school, but got my engineering degree at UT Arlington, TX.  I had for a few years an auto hobby shop in Italy, TX, but moved to Lubbock 5 years ago and now just have two classics in my residence garage... a '56 frame-off Chevy 210 cruiser and a '99 Mustang Cobra with Procharger supercharger. 

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Great collections of cars you’ve had there!

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Welcome, nice collection 

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Nice collection of memories.  Welcome to the site.

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21 hours ago, JDG6GT said:

I spent 1-1/2 years in the GMI college in Flint, MI after high school

Hi Jim, welcome 🙂. Shout out to a fellow GMI (for me, Kettering) person (what was your declaration? I started EE and switched to CS). Love the pictures of your collection!

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I declared Mechanical Engineering, but after 1-1/2 years there, I lost interest in the program because I wanted to be a "broad" mechanical engineer.  Every example they used in their classes was always related to a "car."  They were trying to gear your thinking to thinking about cars all the time, sort of like how the Army or Marines "break you down and rebuild you into a 'military' man."  I wasn't cut from that "moldable" cloth.  I inherited too much stubbornness from my Dad.  I got my mechanical credentials from UT at Arlington, TX and became a Texas registered professional engineer (PE) by national test and lots of experience with the USAF in design and construction of mechanical systems for facilities.  the cars became a pleasing hobby though.

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