You just met Perry as a kid and his family’s Audi 5000 in the previous post, and now here he is today, as CC’s new Managing Editor. I’ve been trying for a while to find the right
sucker person who would be able to help me shoulder the load here, given the absurdly low pay, long hours, and having to put up with my relentless anti-Seville jihad.
I became aware of Perry’s consistently excellent comments here a few years back, and encouraged him to contribute. It took a while, but he finally succumbed this fall with this very fine 1966 Chrysler CC. And then he followed that up with a stellar CC on the W201 Mercedes 190. Another CC star was born. And now Perry’s talents will be put to use on an even higher level here.
As is the way with the internet, I don’t know all that much about Perry except that he lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his partner, has a degree in communications/liberal arts/film production, plans to finish his degree in nursing in the future, and is an excellent historian, automotive and otherwise. And of course, is an excellent writer.
Perry will take on the front line responsibility of keeping our content flowing, scheduled properly, and looking good, as well as creating new content. We’re still working out how to best divide responsibilities here and coordinate our efforts, but there’s plenty of work to go around. And I’m only going to get a lot busier with other activities come spring.
Needless to say, I’m very happy to have someone of Perry’s caliber helping out here, and it’s motivating me to try to find some additional advertisers so that I can pay him better and keep him around for a while. And now I’ll have more time to write more anti-Seville posts to get those Page Views up, to make our advertisers happier 😉
Congrats and can’t wait to work with you!!
Congratulations and very best wishes Perry. I have enjoyed your articles and photography, and hope this is a very fulfilling assignment for you!
Fine choice Paul and welcome / congrats Perry.
No doubt the real reason for this is that Paul wants to spend more time with the LTD.
The Edelbrock carb and Meyerhoft lifters are on back-order. After that she should be good to go.
The adapters for the 6-71 blower belt drive are turning out to be hard to find too. And I’ve already cut the hole in the hood 🙁
Coyote 5.0 TRANSPLANT! Just call the guys at Gas Monkey Garage. It will be no problem to get the car all the way to Dallas, right?
6-71 onto 351? (ps. no this is not the Mad Max car!)
Best wishes Perry, who knows I might be able to find some time to write something soon.
Welcome to the jungle Mr. Shoar and it is nice to have more people helping out this website as well as each other and contributing great content. As Roy Harper would say “Have a Cigar you are going to go far!”
Congrats Perry! I look forward to working with you.
Congrats must find something interesting to submit for ya.
Perry’s first article on the ’66 Newport certainly put him in good standing with the fullsize Chrysler contingent. 🙂 Welcome aboard!
It’s great to have a face with the name. Looking forward to working with you.
Delighted you signed up to help, Perry! Your writing, photos and judgment have been top notch. Thank you!
Thank you for your dedication to this amazing web site.
Another congratulatory message, but this time from a member of the Hoosier contingent. I really must get to Bloomington soon. See if you can get a CC credit card from Paul, then he can buy us both a beer. 🙂 The good news is that my youngest will be starting school there this August, so I will have plenty of opportunity to head your way. Best wishes!
The next Midwest CC Meetup will be in Indiana, in 2014. I’d love to see the museum, and I’d like to see Bloomington too, as I used to hang out there a bit in the early 70s. There was a good Greek restaurant there then. And I loved the woods/park in Brown County, especially in the fall colors. Maybe in October?
October in Brown County is wall to wall people. It’s beautiful, unless you don’t like crowds.
I can always be talked into driving to Bloomington. Great place.
I should have guessed. When I was there in ’72, it was deserted. As was Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is where I headed from Brown County.
Ohhh – CC coming to me – I like this idea. The museums are 2-2.5 hours north of Indianapolis and Brown County is about 1.5 hours south, so there is quite a bit of geography there, but there is surely a way to make it work.
Sounds like an opportunity for a CC Rallye, one lap of Indiana or something like that 🙂
Both Bloomington and Auburn sound great. My sister lived in Bloomington for two years, but I’ve never been there. I’ve been to Auburn three times. Either way, a detour to north of Indy will be in order as there is a dairy there with awesome chocolate milk!
JP and I swapped several emails last fall about meeting at the Stude museum. It didn’t work out (my TC acquisition totally threw a wrench in any plans) but I am thinking an Indiana CC meet would be excellent. Either the Studebaker museum, or Auburn–or both!
Tom, I’m thinking there had been some discussion of that. It is only 99 miles between South Bend and Auburn. Just saying…
Both!! I’m not driving 2000+ miles each way in the ’72 LTD for just one museum.
Post something larger if there’s going to be an Auburn or South Bend meet. I can do those pretty easily. Bloomington may require more planning…
What month? (Please don’t make it July! Please don’t make it July! Please don’t make it July!)
Oh, please, please. A New England meet-up? I recommend the Owl’s Head museum near Rockland, Maine. I would love to meet you folks!
Please remember what we say; “Maine is not the end of the world, but you can see it from here.”
Bring Perry. He is wonderful! And I so look forward to meeting him.
Great idea. I’m an IU grad and have visited Bloomington the last two falls. A great friend is an hour away and he also loves cars. We’re discussing visiting the South Bend and Auburn museums this year. It’s been years since I’ve visited either of them.
Welcome, Perry – so glad Paul is getting great assistance.
I am also interested in visiting those cities for the same reasons.
I have a ’77 Bronco I found in Bloomington last summer I have yet to write up. Must do it before Perry finds it!
Yes, that can happen. Ahem. 🙂 https://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/curbside-classic-1969-ford-f-100-ranger-faded-but-still-glorious/
Ah, my first CC! (waxes nostalgic, clears a tear from the corner of his eye)
Don’t worry, those aren’t necessarily my cup o’ tea. It’s better left to someone who appreciates it more.
Congrats! As for meetups, are your folks still in Plattsburgh? I’m right across the lake in Burlington and there’s a newish car/transportation museum on the old Plattsburgh AFB.
No, we moved to Granville, OH in 1992; then Columbus in 1997. I prefer Plattsburgh, except for the rust issues.
I can’t tell you how many time I’ve wanted a Granvilla pizza over the years. Last time I was there was in 1999 and was very excited to be able to afford to stay at The Buxton and drink at the bar in The Granville Inn live a grown up!
I prefer Moore’s pizza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqd3qjPcPU4.
Hopefully, we’ll find some lovely Buicks. There’s a ’67 or ’68 Electra driven here daily. I’ll make an effort to catch it soon!
Yeah! What they said!
Congratulations,I have always enjoyed your articles and look forward to more
Glad to have you here Perry. A warm welcome and best wishes!
Congratulations, Perry! Best wishes as you start your new position.
Congrats! Looking forward to another exciting year of CC that’s better than ever!
Congratulations and good luck, Perry! Remember, haters gonna hate, and so are fanboys, so just stay the course.
Excellent advice and something I frequently forget.
Me too…anyway, you’re going to do great! 🙂
Best wishes to you Perry, I always enjoy your articles. I think someone who admits to liking Aerobacks will make a great editor, you’re a good fit in your new job.
Welcome Perry! Thanks for taking on this task, I’m sure you’re up to the challenge!
Nice to meet you! Best of luck!
Congrats on your new adventure!
As a previous Executive Editor I say: all the best Perry. Your first CC on the ’66 Newport was excellent, and I am sure you will do just fine in your new capacity here at CC.
I don’t comment often, but I do come to this great site each and every day (and have since day one!) and just want to wish Perry good luck and say thanks to ALL the contributors for the great work…Best site on the web!…After the snowmobile stuff came out, I was almost tempted to write up the restoration I did on my ’77 Kawasaki Sno-Jet SST 340 and send it in…maybe one day…
I look forward to working with you, Perry!
Good luck with this. Congrats!
Thanks for all the flattering and encouraging comments. I am very happy to be doing this work as this has long been my favorite website, one which I’ve visited almost daily for a few years.
I’ve always been impressed by the content featured and am grateful for the high standards set by our contributors. It keeps me on my toes and makes me work that much harder.
Congrats Perry. Glad to see Paul’s empire continues to expand. Thanks to all who continue to make this site happen.
Hi Perry! Thanks ahead of time for all your efforts. With your interests I think I wish you guys were my neighbors, if I had any neighbors. No, you would probably have to get a restraining order as our interests are so similar. Again, thanks for your help to a forum I truly enjoy.
“a stellar CC on the W201 Mercedes 190”
You can say that again. I’m stoked.
Awesome news, congrats Perry! I’ve enjoyed your work so far, looking forward to the CC future! (And congrats to you too Paul on being able to take that well-deserved step to more life outside of CC!)
Congratulations. Looking forward to more great writings as well. Cheers.
Congratulations, and good luck!
I’ve also very much enjoyed your MB 190 article, I’m looking forward to more!
Thanks for stepping up and keeping this great site going!
Congratulations! Looking forward to more great content!
Nice! Just went back and read Perry’s past articles – dude can write. Paul, thanks for maintaining a consistently above par quality of writing from yourself and contributing authors. I can’t count how many other blogs I just plain can’t (or rather won’t) read because of the poor writing. Glad to hear (though not surprised) that this is something you prioritize. I’m sure Perry will keep up the good work!
Great news for a great website.
Lookin’ forward to more great writing…congrats Perry!
Welcome & best wishes Perry!
Congrats both to Perry and Paul!