THE IMPALA

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Originally purchased by my great uncle Vincent from Mel Bunnell's Chevrolet Dealership in Pomona on May 28, 1971, this 1971 Impala Convertible has been in our family its entire life. It has been in our garage since my Dad purchased it from Vincent for $250 in 1981. The Chevy was my Dad's Sunday car, hauling everything from street signs to mattresses, even our Christmas tree -- it was family tradition. As of January 2021 I have gotten the opportunity to take sole ownership of the car, and it has been my job to restore it back to the same condition as it was when it rolled off the showroom floor; all the while rolling through the streets of Los Angeles as my Dad would love to do so much. Below are an array of photos showing a glimpse of my journey with my beloved Chevy.

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Photo by Tyler Rousseau

Photo by John Batchine

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Photo by Darathy Chang

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Photo by John Paolo Batchine

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Photo by Jose Alvarado

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Photo by Damian Zipp

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Photo by @noface.06 on Instagram

Enjoying the new convertible top

Elysian Park, Los Angeles, Mar. 2021

Photo-op for Sinfrenos Clothing 

North Hollywood, CA, Mar. 2022

Enjoying the newly-renovated 6th Street Viaduct 

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Jul. 2022

Quick Picture

North Hollywood, CA, Mar. 2022

Showing the Chevy my new tattoo

Elysian Park, Oct. 2021

Posing with my 1971 Chevrolet
wearing my Dad's 1971 L.A.C.C. Football jacket

Sunset Blvd. Jan. 2021

My Dad on a drive up Angeles Crest 

Los Angeles County, CA, 2017

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Photo by Ariel Rofeim

One of my favorite places: 
The 2nd Street Tunnel

Downtown Los Angeles, Jan. 2022

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Photo by Ethen Asuncion

Posted on Sunset Blvd.

Echo Park, Los Angeles, Mar. 2022

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Photo by @sololobo213 on Instagram

Happy & Healthy cruising Echo Park

Sunset Blvd. Jan. 2022

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Photo by Brandon Sapp

Cruising Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA, Oct. 2021

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Photo by John Batchine

Admiring the details

Angel's Point, Los Angeles, Mar. 2021

Photo by John Batchine

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A Friday night at Bob's Big Boy

Photo by @filmspeeds on Instagram

Burbank, CA, Aug. 2021

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Induction of Tom LaBonge to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's Ring of Honor

Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Apr. 2022