At The Wheel: Dyon and Speed Demon
My name: Dyon
My age: 38
My profession: Retail
Relationship status: Partnered but Open to a triad ;-)
Car: 1968 Ford Mustang
What is the best thing that you like about your ride?
I like the fact that if I'm on the line with someone else thats trying to either get in my lane, beat me to the next light, or even just show off, my ride will dust them. Not to mention that its comfortable enough for the speedy take-offs and the smooth enough for long rides.
Do you like to take road trips in your car? Describe your favorite road trip -- where did you go? What did you do?
I love taking road trips in my car. Even though my car isn't typically a luxury car with all the internal amenities, my car still is comfortable enough for the long haul. The most recent day trip I took was up to Mt. St. Helens and then out to the Bagby Hotsprings in the same day. The St. Helen part was to get out of the city, see some nature and explore the wilds of a National Monument. I went with friends so we were able to act silly (well that happens no matter where we are heh) in the Ape Caves and then still take some amazing photos outside in the wilds.
The Hotsprings part was because we all decided that after hiking all day, we needed to rest. I mean it was only 70 some miles. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away. There it was great, we got to hike some more through the forest and then go nude into the hot tubs. What better way to end a fun day trip!?
Do you like tinkering under the hood, or do you leave repairs and routine maintenance to your mechanic?
I usually leave my work to my mechanic.
What is the most you've ever paid for a car? What is the most you would ever pay for a car?
I usually like to find cars that are not perfect. I don't like to pay a lot for the car but will pay a lot to fix it up and make it perfect. I just replaced the engine in my 68 Stang and it was about 6 grand.
What special touches have you added to your car that reflect your personality and individuality?
The main touch is the paint job. It couldn't just be normal (as I'm not) So I got a paint color that looks purple in certain light and angles and blue in another. Its called Spicy Eggplant. Spicy, yea thats me.
Another touch I've added is neon lights inside the dash. My car is a classic so I didn't want to change its look too much, so adding the blue dash lights added without taking away from its classic feel.
Do you find yourself more attracted to people with similar car tastes to your own? Or doesn't it matter?
I love guys that like classic cars. I mean I know how much work they can be so its rewarding to see other guys going through the same things I go through. Also its just hot to see a hot guy next to a hot muscle car. Gets me all revved up!
Do you have a great memory of a date that relates to you car? Describe that night (or day).
Well the main date that I have related to my car is its purchase date. I remember it very well because it was the worse looking car I had ever seen, plus it was Thanksgiving. Here I was purchasing a horrible looking Mustang on the day I should be giving thanks. But after looking back and seeing how my car has progressed from then to today, I'm giving thanks every day now.
If you had an unlimited budget and could change anything you wanted on your car, what modifications or accessories would you add?
I have a wonderful paint job but it wasn't one that is totally to the frame. I would like to stripe the paint down to bare metal and start from the bottom up. Get a true ground up paint job.
Do you think your car has a personality or soul? What kind of sound or behavior does it have that makes it unmistakably your car?
Everyone hears the rumbling my engine makes and knows its me. My car has a low growl, one that sounds like its ready to dust any competitor and teach any upstart younger car a lesson.
Do you have a nickname for your car?
Have you upgraded the car stereo? What is your "dream" sound system?
I've upgraded my car stereo enough to hear it over my engine but not enough to break windows as I pass by. I think that my stereo is loud enough. But my dream system, of course, would be a maybe a banging sound system the blew out windows that also was Bluetooth enabled so that when I entered the car with my Smartphone, I would be able to listen to my mp3s I have saved on it. I think a seamless integration between my home stereo, Smartphone, and my car stereo would be great.
What aspect of your ride most attracted you when you decided to own and drive it?
I love classic cars. And what can be more classic that a 1968 Mustang; thats what drew me to my car. Not to mention I could imagine how my car would eventually look once it was all fixed up.
Have you ever pushed your car to its performance limit? What was the fastest speed?
I've raced my car but never to its limit. The max speed I've gone was 130 mph. I'm sure it can go much faster but I know that getting a ticket at that speed would doom me to riding the bus heh.
Are you a member of any car clubs or other auto related organizations?
No, I would love to get a Gay Nationwide Mustang club together though!
What was the first car you ever had? Do you ever get nostalgic for it?
The first car I ever had was a 82 Mercury Capri. It was my first foray into a Mustang like car. The Mercury Capri had the same body type as its sister division, the Mustang so my car looked just like an 82 Mustang. No I'm not nostalgic for it. I cant believe that I spent my money on a knock-off when I could have had the real thing!
If you could trade your ride in for any other car, what would it be, regardless of the price?
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