My Name is Danny, but everyone calls me Monkey (short for Grease Monkey) I have been racing and building hot rods since the mid 90's. I love fast cars and trucks!! I use to live in Orlando and raced at Orlando Speed World every Wednesday, Friday and every outlaw or heads up event going on. The camaro in my pics is my 81 camaro that I built as Budget build to prove a point to all that doubted my abilities!! I traded a 88 new yorker straight up for the camaro, drove it for a month or 2, then My wife and stripped her down to the shell in our carport. After many owners of her, they would buy cheap hedders and when they didnt fit the beat the firewall to make them fit (a big no no in my book) and the kid I got her from, didnt realize the starter switch was bad so he had the starter on a toggle laying on the dash, and apparently he got drunk one night and forgot where he put the starter toggle and beat the dash all to hell looking for it, so the dash was demolished as well. so we ripped everything out of her and started from scratch. I knew at this point she wouldnt be a show car or a beauty queen, so she became my mistress!! I had a 383 at my shop that I built for a customer that ended up going to prison, he needed $ bad so I bought it pretty cheap, considering he had put almost $8k just in the motor, and he gave me the th350 he had built for it. So I came out smelling like a rose! After a year of very late nights and long weekends, I was able to annoy the neighbors with the noise and burnouts in my driveway. I drove her daily to work out all the bugs and tune her to top potential, went to the track and first run popped out an 11.20 pass @ 122mph with a 1.59 short time. After more tuning and replacing the d radials with slicks she went the best time of 10.68 @ 126mph with a 1.48 short time. Then I decided to add a cheater kit and transbrake!! I was like a little kid with the bottle and a trigger. Got into a little trouble doing it as well, the local PD and FHP didnt take it too well me doing wheelies across an intersection, lmao. however I got out of the ticket and was escorted to my shop. With the juice she ran 9.60's @ 136mph with a short time of 1.41. Well we raced the camaro for a couple years and then I was made an offer on the rolling chassis I couldnt refuse especially with a new baby girl just born. I bought a 88 fox body stang to put the drivetrain in. After a couple years of getting the stang ready, my job took up most of my time and I decided to sell the stang so someone else can make use of her instead of her rusting away in my driveway. I miss my hot rods, miss working on them, being near anything that makes a thump thru the pipes. I live here in Panama City and there really isnt too many hot rods like im use to in Orlando. So, If u live close and have a hot rod and u see a guy hanging his head out the window and gazing its probably me trying to get a whiff of the sweet smell and the sound of horses running wild.
Be sure to check out the video I have when I was racing my friends 67 Camaro. This is what happens when u have 2 big shot kits (250 pills on each) and the Controller was set up incorrectly.
I also have more pics of my Camaro in the construction stage in the albumn section