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#61 JMChladek

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

My name is my first initial, middle initial and last name. I never could come up with a decent online name and my last name isn't exactly common anyway, so it fits. As for my avatar, it is a photoshopped image of myself (back when I used to fly a private plane) into a scene from Space 1999 (since SF is something else I do). Why did I load it here, because I didn't really have a decent car centric photo (yet) and well, seeing as how these helmets were converted 1970s motorcycle helmets, it kind of works.

Besides, I am "driving" in the picture (and I shot the face shot when I was cruising over central Illinois at 10,500 feet at the time). ;)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

^that^ is my legal name...


<that< is my car...

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

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Duuuuude! Awesome! Still not as cool as The Dude, but what the heck.

#64 Danny Lectro

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

A few years ago, I bought a Danelectro Bass:

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...and my name happens to be Danny, so... yeah... there ya go.

My avatar is ugly ol' me, wearing my dieselpunk goggles.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

My username is my email,my avatar is something cool I found on google images.One day I want to make a scale company around the logo.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

Wow! This topic turned into something really cool! We're all learning a little about each other and hopefully will continue to do so. I was afraid noone would take this thread seriously, but 4 pages in a day prove otherwise. Very cool, guys! Now, lets keep them coming!

Edited by JollySipper, 01 March 2012 - 05:17 PM.


#67 Harry P.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

what about your username and pic harry?...lol....i cant wait to hear it


Not much mystery there.

I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out how I picked my screen name... :lol:

And the avatar is also pretty self-explanatory, I think. If Gregg's the sheriff around here, I guess I'd be the deputy.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

My avitar is my 1:1 ride & the handle is a combination from 2 sources. When I first started as an apprentice they nicknamed me 'Mung' & it stuck. I found out years later it was short for 'Humungous'....... I guess they must have snuck a peek in the shower room.... lol.. The hyper was added later when I was racing 1/8 scale nitro buggies... ie: Hyper 7, Hyper 8

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

This is a cool thread. Hooda thunk it. So many neat stories behind the names. My name is my name. Figured I'd keep it simple. My avatar is because if you don't have a pic, who would believe you got to to sit in the Winged Express. Marcellus was a real neat guy too.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

My avatar is a build that I did just for fun but you know that some alien somewhere has customized his UFO. As far as the screen name, it comes from two things. One is the instrumental tune "Mr. Moto" recorded by The Bel Airs in 1962. It's generally considered the first ever surf music hit and it still sound awesome. The other thing is the very cool Mr. Moto series of detective/spy movies that Peter Lorrie did.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

Mine is pretty easy. First initial, middle initial, first three of my last name. Been using this since my AOL days as it's easier to remember one username, or variation of it, than to try and remember thirty different ones. :D

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Manuel,

Very cool idea. All this time I thought you had customized your Roomba.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

Mine's pretty simple, I own a 1:1 '55 Chevrolet 3200 pickup, which is the long bed 1/2 ton. I try to use the same name on all the sites I'm on, or some variation of it.
The current avatar is Mok from the movei Rock & Rule, but is subject to change depending on my mood. I used to do the same thing when I was active on the Gearz site, usually with a monthly "Guess the avatar" post.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

Well I used to race cars and my car number was 77 as given to my by BellClair Speedway when I showed up without one the first time I raced myown car. The number stuck.

My avatar is the wheel from the first racing photo I took that was published. Technically I gave away the rights to the photo (was to young to read the fine print). Since that photo I have had several others published and won several photography contests.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

<<<< Pretty self explanatory. My main ride is a 1981 Jeep Wagoneer, one of the most bulletproof, go anywhere vehicles ever to hit the pavement. I am a big fan of the Full Size Jeeps and anything with a Willys/Overland heritage...

Here's a better shot, taken at my old place... I paid $200 for it back in '05, drove it home on the battery, rewired the ignition system, replaced a cooked alternator and replaced the floorboards, inner and outer rocker panels with new sheetmetal and did some serious patching of the rear quarterpanels. My cheap, saving grace was that Rustoleum 'Sand' in the rattlecan is the same shade as the factory tan... The brown is courtesy of a few .99 cent enamel rattlecans. I had a '97 F-150 at the time as well. When I went off work for medical reasons in '09, I sold the Ford and kept the Jeep.... That should say something about the old beast...

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

<<<< Pretty self explanatory. My main ride is a 1981 Jeep Wagoneer...


So wouldn't it make more sense to be 81 Wagoneer? ;)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

The state I reside in spelled backwards, avatar is just one of my build shots.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

59 Impala is my screen name because I like 59 Impala's. I had one back in the day with the 348 and three on the tree. Ran like a raped ape. My first really fast car and I really loved it. I wish that I still had it. My Avatar is a model I built of the one I owned back then. :) Dan

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

My user name is My name. It was Zukiholic.(user name, not my 1:1 name)
Photo is a Custom Suzuki Aerio SX (not mine)
My cars are Zukis.
1995 Suzuki SideKick
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and my other car is also a Zuki
06 Suzuki Aerio SX AWD (it's the Lil Red Car) but I let my G/F drive it and now I can't get it back from her.
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and my one and only Tat
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

Cool thread interesting to see the reasoning behind it all.

Edited by Darren B, 01 March 2012 - 09:04 PM.