FEATURE STORY
August 2020

 

David & Micki Janik



 

Most remember their first car, right?  Absolutely!  It represents freedom, prestige, and well girls, back seats and well we wont go there!  Unfortunately, not everyone can say their first car was a Tri Five Chevy.  Im one of the lucky ones!  My first car was a 57 Chevy, 150 2 door sedan model with a 235 six cylinder (and three years ago at the Dallas Autorama I found the exact diecast model of my first car WOW!  Most are Bel Airs!)

In 1978 I moved my family from Wisconsin to Rockwall, Texas.  After a year or two I bought a 55 Bel Air 2 door hardtop (pictured).  Then I met Steve Pratt and David Graves and became a member of the Dallas Area Classic Chevys and Classic Chevy International.  A few years afterwards, I bought a 55 Chevy Nomad wagon from Steve Pratt and join the National Nomad Association.

Then times got difficult for me.  Due to circumstances beyond my control I had to sell my Nomad and Bel Air Hardtop. 

Fast forward six years times got better.  I met and married the love of my life.  This year we will celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

We bought a 66 Malibu Convertible.  Some years later we added a 65 Impala SS.  We had these cars for about five years and sold them when we had high crazy offers.  About six months after selling we asked each other the same question, WHY DID WE SELL OUR CARS?!

In my life Ive been blessed to own six Tri Five Chevys.  Who knows, maybe some day soon I might have number seven!

My sister has a 56 210 2 door sedan.  Im trying to get her to join the club.  Maybe one day youll see her at one of our events! 

 

David & Micki Janik


 



 

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