1986 Chevrolet El Camino
1997 Lincoln MarkVIII LSC

My pappy said, 'Son, you're gonna drive me t' drinkin' ...
If you don't quit drivin' that - Hot ... Rod ... Lincoln!'

The Mark VIII:
Engine: 4.6 Liter, four overhead cams, 32 Valve InTech V8 generating over 290HP (217 KW)
Transmission: 4-speed OD automatic, 3.27:1 final drive, w/All Speed Traction Control
Top Speed: over 150 MPH (242KPH)
Toreador Red with Light Prairie Tan leather interior
Built in Wixom, MI, January 1997

The El Camino:
Engine: 350ci (5.7L) V8 generating over 335HP (250 KW)
Transmission: 200/4R 4-speed OD automatic
GM #11 white with Dove Grey interior
Built in Mexico, June 1986

Major and Recent Awards:
2000 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): First in Class
2001 Carlisle All Ford Nationals
(Mark VIII): First in Class
2002 Carlisle All Ford Nationals
(Mark VIII): First in Class
2003 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): First in Class
2004 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): First in Class
2005 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): Invitationals (we were honored to be included in the exclusive Carlisle Invitational indoor exhibit this year. Pictures here.)
2006 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): First in Class
2006 Carlisle All GM Nationals (El Camino): Second in Class
2007 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): Second in Class & Best Stock Lincoln
2007 Carlisle All GM Nationals (El Camino): Third in Class
2007 Carlisle All Truck Nationals (El Camino): First in Class
2008 Carlisle All Ford Nationals (Mark VIII): Second in Class
2008 Carlisle All GM Nationals (El Camino): First in Class
2008 Carlisle All Truck Nationals (El Camino): First in Class
2009 Carlisle All GM Nationals (El Camino): Invitationals (we were again honored to be included in the exclusive Carlisle Invitational indoor exhibit. Pictures here.)
2009 Carlisle All Truck Nationals (El Camino): First in Class, pictures here.
November 2001 Fall Classic at Belmont (Mark VIII): Second in Class
April 2002 Spring Classic at Belmont (Mark VIII): First in Class
April 2002 LI Cars at Hagermans
(Mark VIII): Second in Class
May 2002 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (Mark VIII): First in Class
May 2002 WISE Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
May 2002 Shootout Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
June 2002 Sayville Benefit Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
June 2002 LI Cars Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
July 2002 Hallock Auto Show (Mark VIII): Judges Choice (top award, perfect score, one of three cars out of 300 to do this)
July 2002 Endless Summer Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2002 Summer Belmont Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2002 Shootout Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2002 Northport Volunteer Fire Department Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
September 2002 LI Cars Fall Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
September 2002 Copaigue Tanner’s Park Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2002 Fall Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2002 LI Cars St. James Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
November 2002 Best Cars on LI Belmont Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
November 2002 Long Island Custom Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
March 2003 Spring Classic at Belmont (Mark VIII):: First in Class
April 2003 Spring Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
April 2003 Bar Beach Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
May 2003 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (Mark VIII): Second in Class
May 2003 WISE Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
June 2003 Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2003 Summer Belmont Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2003 Sayville Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
September 2003 Bar Beach Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2003 Hagerman's Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2003 Fall Flowerfied Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
November 2003 LI Cars St. James Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
March 2004 Spring Classic at Belmont: (Mark VIII) First in Class
April 2004 Bar Beach Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
April 2004 Spring Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
April 2004 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (Mark VIII): First in Class
May 2004 Fun Ford Weekend (Mark VIII): Best in Class
July 2004 Flowerfield Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2004 Belmont Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
August 2004 PAL Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2004 PAL Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
October 2004 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2004 Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2004 Long Island Custom Car Show (El Camino):
Second in Class
April 2005 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2005 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2005 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (El Camino): Second in Class )
July 2005 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2005 Summer Belmont Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2005 PAL Car Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
September 2005 Copaigue Auto Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2005 Flowerfields Auto Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2005 Bayville Rotary Auto Show (El Camino): Best in Class
October 2005 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2005 Oyster Fest Car Show (El Camino): Third in Show
October 2005 Flowerfields Fall Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2005 Fall Belmont (El Camino): First in Class
November 2005 Long Island Custom Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2006 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2006 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (El Camino): First in Class (domestic)
May 2006 PAL Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
June 2006 Far Out Classics, Queens NY Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
July 2006 Still Cruisin' Car Show (El Camino): Judge's Choice
July 2006 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2006 Summer Belmont Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2006 Merrick Street Fair Car Show (El Camino): Best in Show/Best Custom
September 2006 Copaigue Auto Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2006 Flowerfields Auto Show (El Camino): Second in Class
September 2006 Bayville Rotary Auto Show (El Camino): Best in Class
October 2006 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2006 Flowerfields Fall Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2006 Monstermash PAL Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2006 Fall Belmont (El Camino): First in Class
November 2006 Long Island Custom Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
March 2007 Spring Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2007 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2007 Flowerfields Spring Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2007 OCLI/NY Spring Dust Off (El Camino): First in Class/Third in Group
May 2007 LIGTO Club Car-B-Que Show (El Camino): Best in Class
May 2007 Eisenhower Park Show (El Camino): First in Class
June 2007 Far Out Custom & Classic Show (El Camino): First in Class
July 2007 Able Ford Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
July 2007 Syosset Ford Show (Mark VIII): First in Class
July 2007 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2007 Balloon Fest Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2007 Peconic Boy Scout Show (El Camino): Judge's Choice
September 2007 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2007 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): Second in Class
October 2007 Crossbay Cruisers Ford Show (Mark VIII): First in Class & Best Lincoln
October 2007 Monster Mash Show (El Camino): Second in Class
November 2007 Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2007 Long Island Custom Car Show (El Camino): Second in Class
March 2008 Spring Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2008 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2008 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2008 LIGTO Club Car-B-Que Show (El Camino): First in Class
July 2008 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2008 Summer Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
September 2008 Nickerson Park Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2008 Flowerfields Fall Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2008 Monster Mash Show (El Camino): Second in Class
November 2008 Belmont Fall Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2008 Long Island Custom Car Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2009 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
April 2009 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
May 2009 LIGTO Club Car-B-Que Show (El Camino): First in Class
June 2009 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
August 2009 Police Surgeons Benevolent Car Show (El Camino): Second in Class
August 2009 Summer Belmont Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2009 Bar Beach Show (El Camino): First in Class
October 2009 Flowerfields Show (El Camino): First in Class
November 2009 Belmont Fall Show (El Camino): First in Class
+ other local and regional awards

Visit the Lincolns of Distinction club site as well as the National El Camino Owners Assoc. site.

The Mark VIII was featured in a TV commercial demonstrating it's ability to lower itself at highway speeds.

Here is the introduction video for the newly restyled 1997 Mark VIII

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