Featured Member: Ruben Tapia aka rubtap

  1.  How did you get into old cars/trucks?

My parents grew up in the 50’s and I was mesmerized by the pictures and stories they would tell me about hanging out and cruising. My mom would tell me how her and her teenage friends would dress up and hang out in the front yard as people from as far as San Diego would cruise her little residential street on 1st and Alameda in Azusa, CA… and of course Whittier Blvd. In my early adolescence, I also remember seeing bombs around my neighborhood and they just seemed so cool to me. Along with the stories and pictures from my parents, it was an instant love affair that I haven’t let go of to this day.


  1.  What was the first chevy bomb vehicle you owned?

My first bomb was actually a 1952 Pontiac that I have owned now for about 8 years now. I was actually on the hunt for a 1950 Chevy Fleetline or turtle back but came across a deal that I couldn’t pass up. That and I was lured in by all the chrome


  1.  Which Chevy Bomb is your all-time favorite?

There are so many but I would have to say a 1950 Fleetline.


  1.  As a Veterano, is there anything you would like to share to the world?

Where do I begin? For starters, even though I own a Pontiac, countless people have helped me with issues and parts to get my bomb on the streets. I have met a lot of great friends here that I have had the opportunity to meet in person and some that I chat with over the message boards or over the phone. Chevybombs has also played a part in helping me start a business which provides rear window venetian blinds for bombs. This avenue that you guys have given us to share ideas, help others in need, to make new friends, and to keep the culture alive is truly a blessing.


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