After reading our first Classic Car feature, Mickey Ruffalo, a 14-year resident of Woodstock, contacted us to talk about his Camaro that he calls Christine.
“I have owned the car for five years; it is the first classic car I have owned. Christine is a 1967 Camaro RS coupe. My son and I acquired the car in 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla, on TV at the Mecum Auto Auction. We have done a lot of the restomod transformation and regularly attend local car shows. She has a new 350 V8 motor as well as a new transmission, not to mention having almost $80K invested. It’s a labor of love now and a huge delight riding on the weekends, and taking our grandkids for ice cream in it. My wife Anita and I have two wonderful kids and two great grandkids.
“My older brother always had cars when we were growing up as teens but I never did. Now I can’t get enough of enjoying classic cars. I watch all the shows on TV associated with car restoration, and I am a member of the Woodstock Car Club. I currently have more than 150 trophies after 4½ years of ownership.
“The benefit of owning a classic car is meeting many great people at the shows and trading stories. I have made many friends doing this, and I’ve learned how to work on cars and the history of the Camaro. My car will be 50 years old in January 2017.”
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