It'* probably about time I formally introduce myself, as some of you have guessed my name is Paul and I have been a member since February of this year but with all the snow and rain I haven't had a chance to take any good pictures until today, even then I didn't get any co-operation from the sun.
Any way.... what brings me to the Bonneville Club? My baby of course, a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, Galaxy Silver with almost every option except heated seats and the rear disc changer.
That'* my home in the background. When I am not fussing over my car I do have a family which is made up of my wonderful wife of 21 years and three great kids, boy 17, girl 13 and boy 11. I work for a telephone company based out of Bedford NH where I manage four Nortel DMS 100 telephone switches, I have four Switch Engineers report to me. It'* a good job, not exactly what I wanted to do with my life but things always work out for the best I suppose.
Here'* my oldest boy in his 1997 Ford Probe GTS. This is actually a quick little car, V6 24 valve Police magnet ( I have to keep reminding him of that).
My Bonneville is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, I bought it used this past January but who ever owned it before me took very good care of it. It has a couple small door dings but nothing that can't be touched up, other than that the car is perfect. I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination but I have managed to do a few things to my car to make it uniquely my own, such as gutting the air intake and adding a drop in K&N filter, a 3.4" Pulley Boys supercharger pulley and some neon lights in the front grill and in the trunk, I did some write ups on my air box and neon lights.
When I am not driving my Bonneville I am in my truck, a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. I bought this vehicle used as well from a dealership in New Hampshire, it'* a great truck but with the gas prices what they are I only use it when I really have to. :(
Trucks have been the primary vehicles I have owned but here is a picture of one of my trucks that was not a daily driver:
This is a 1968 Kaiser Jeep built for the Army, it'* military designation was M715 but it was commonly referred to as a 5-quarter capable of a 1 1/4 ton payload. It did not have the fording kit on it but it did have the 8,000 pound winch. I loved this truck but unfortunately I did not have the time or means to keep it in top shape so I sold it to another military truck enthusiast.
What does the future hold for my SSEi? A performance PCM from Intense Racing and a new exhaust and chrome tips.
I hope to be a permanent resident and frequent poster here at the Bonneville Club I also hope to meet up with other members from the Northeast.
Thanks for reading.