George Masters

GEORGE MASTERS - LIFETIME MEMBER, DAKOTA CRUISERS

Many of you have read my profile a number of years ago, but I'm going to give you a new one that brings you up to date in the year 2000.

I grew up in a family that had a lot of cars. My dad was a fanatic like I've turned out to be. He had 7 registered classics (classics now) when I was 14 years old. Those cars were Lincolns, Packards, Chryslers and even a Willys coupe! One, my favorite which I eventually bought, was a baby blue 56 Continental Mark II. Quite the car. I took my drivers license test in that car and also took it to the senior prom.

My first car was a 1954 Chrysler Imperial .Towne Limosine.. Black with blue interior and had a 354 Hemi in it. Eventually that went away and I bought my first 55 Chevy. I had it painted Mack Truck Orange, kept it 12 years, and put over 200,000 miles on it. I paid $60 cash for it.

Fell in love with Corvettes and in 1975 when I bought my first one. It was a 64 roadster. I always said that you get stung on your first Corvette if it is an old one, but I outgrew it and traded it for a 63 Split Window Coupe that I kept for 8 years and did my first frame-off restoration on. Many Corvettes later, I grew fond of the 55, 56, and 57 Chevys. I now have 5 of them which are pretty nice. Some are frame-off restored, however they all are respectable and fun to drive and have. I am currently working on a 55 Nomad that is proving to be a real challenge. It will be a frame-off and all done primarily stock looking with a few modern updates!

As the President of the Dakota Cruisers, I enjoy all of the club members and hearing their stories about their histories and about their cars and their projects. What a wonderful hobby. My wife, Eileen and I enjoy going to the car shows and Rod Runs throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting or Run or Show in the not to distant future!

HAPPY CRUIS'N GEORGE

GEORGE

1955 Chevrolet Nomad
1956 Chevy
1957 Chevy
1957 Chevy
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Mustang T-5
Fastback - 2005
Car of the Year
66 GTO
88 Mustang
57 Chevy
67 Firebird
71 El Camino
56 Chevy
56 Chevy
64 GTO
Chevelle
1956 Chevy Convertible

1956 Chevy Convertible

66 gto and B52

2008 Devils Run Parade with Gage
2008 Devils Run Parade with Gage
2008 Devils Run Parade with Gage
2008 Devils Run Parade with Gage
2008 Devils Run Parade with Gage
1956 Chevy Convertible with Ronald McDonald