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  1. Curt Kalagian

    Curt Kalagian Member

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    I hope everyone is doing well. I have been a member of FBBO for nearly 10 years. I like all dem Mopars, but I especially love the Birds! :) I'm very glad to have found this site! :)

    I am truly blessed to own a 40,000 original mile, survivor, 1973, 400, 4 speed Road Runner that I purchased from the original owner. I was looking at various 73, 74 Road Runners on the Mopar Enthusiast Ring. I am always looking at these cars because they are like works of art to me. :) I opened up this post;
    This Is My Plymouth Roadrunner: I am the original owner, bought new in May 1973 at Russ Darrow Plymouth Appleton WI. 38,000 Original Miles, 400 CU Inch, 4 Speed with Hurst Pistol Grip, Sure-Grip Rear End. Never driven in the winter.

    John Evans - Oconto, Wisconsin

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    Keep in mind that this Bird was not for sale and I was not looking to purchase either. I already had a nice driver and one being restored. I just wanted to say hello and compliment Mr. Evans on his AWESOME Road Runner. I Googled Mr. Evans's name and came up with around 10 possibles. The very first number I called, a nice lady answers and says "that's my husband, hold on." John comes to the phone and responds harshly, "Can I Help You!" We chatted a few minutes, and the conversation became friendlier. He shared with me that when he got home from Vietnam, he purchased a new 1972 Chevy Nova with a 6cyl. He soon realized that the 6 cylinder Nova wasn't going to cut it and traded it in on the 1973 Road Runner. I asked John if he would ever consider selling his Road Runner. His response was, " As a matter of fact, my Wife and I were just talking about this." "I am 72 years old and have had hip replacement surgery and I can't drive the 4 speed any longer." He asked that I call him back in a few weeks and he would discuss this with his Wife. Filled with enthusiasm, I called back and was told that I was the right guy for his Baby. He also shared with me that he was battling cancer and it had spread to his brain. I picked up the Road Runner November 1st, 2015. Mr Evans passed away March 9th 2016. Blessings are abundant and things do happen for a reason! Thank you John for serving our country and entrusting me with the care of your special Road Runner! May you rest in peace!
     
  2. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Welcome to the site and that's a great looking bird!
     
  3. Curt Kalagian

    Curt Kalagian Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. quikbird

    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Fla. Out standing looking car. :welcome:
     
  6. Curt Kalagian

    Curt Kalagian Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  7. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Any time bird brother. That is why I joined the site so we bird lovers can share knowledge and talk about our car's. All the Bird owner here have been a big help to me in the restore job I am doing. Go Tide.
     
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  8. whayden2003

    whayden2003 Well-Known Member

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    I saw your twin in Baton Rouge,LA this weekend. Lol. Great looking car.

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  9. Curt Kalagian

    Curt Kalagian Member

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    I love it! Thank you! ☺
     
  10. whayden2003

    whayden2003 Well-Known Member

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    Your welcome.
     
  11. Sixtynine_Bird

    Sixtynine_Bird Well-Known Member

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    Hey welcome around! :) great story for this car.
     
  12. Curt Kalagian

    Curt Kalagian Member

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    Hello and thank you! :)
     
  13. sassygtx

    sassygtx New Member

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    Curt I am now the new caretaker of the Roadrunner and I love it. I’m the 4th owner and it still only has 40,800 miles.
     
  14. roadrunnerbob

    roadrunnerbob Well-Known Member

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    welcome great looking bird
     
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  15. dmartin

    dmartin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the peach state with the wave nice clean looking bird
     
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  16. HD539

    HD539 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest
     
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  17. Mark Frey

    Mark Frey Sweet P

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    Beep Beep Welcome
     
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  18. mopar1cjh

    mopar1cjh Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from North Dakota, very nice looking runner, awesome story associated with the car!
     
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  19. BioMedTechGuy

    BioMedTechGuy Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to enter your car in the annual Mopar Fest at the Battleship in Mobile!
    It's a GREAT Mopar only show around April.
     

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