Sweeps winner flexes his ‘muscle’

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It’s no surprise when Jim Scott (above) drives one of his three Mustangs around — including the ’69 with the plates WISUHD1 (Wish You Had One) — that people stop and stare. And yes, wish they had one. Now those same people, and many who don’t even know him, have another reason to be envious. The Midlothian, Ill., resident is the winner of Old Cars Weekly‘s 2010 Ultimate Garage Giveaway.

Scott, an Old Cars Weekly subscriber who entered the sweepstakes online, is taking home a prize package that includes:

– 12’ w x 20’ l x 10’ h Portable Garage (Northeast Shelters)
– 6,000 lb Mid Rise Scissor Lift (Complete Hydraulic)
– Millermatic Welder 140 Auto Set (Miller Electric)
– Buffer Kit (Meguiar’s)
– Limited Edition Ken Zylla print (AutoArt.com)
– Pro-Series Woodgraining Kit (Grain-It Technologies)
– Petroliana Signs (Matthews Auctions)
– Shop Coat (Vintage Shop Coats)
– Neon Clock (VanDerBrink Auctions)
– Metropolitan 500 Hand Vac (Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co.)
– Bucket of Rustbeeter (Rustbeeter)
– Lift-N-Lock Tool Box, Garage Grill, and a Portable Tool Box (Garage-Toys)
– Exterior Essential Kit and Leather Car Care Kit (Moonshine Products)

As a lifelong fan of classic cars — especially of the muscle variety — Scott will have use for it all.

Scott, born and raised in Midlothian, has been a pipefitter since 1973 and hopes to retire in about six or seven years so he can enjoy his true hobby as a car nut 24/7. His muscle car days go back to 1971, when he purchased a brand new Dodge Challenger right out of high school. It was yellow with black R/T striping and a manual four-speed he did NOT know how to drive. He learned.

Today his loyalty lies with Fords. Mustangs if you want to get technical. He currently owns a 1969 fastback, a 1972 convertible and a 1973 Mach 1.

The 1969, which bears the plates WISUHD1, has been completely restored. It is Ford 1970 Grabber Blue with glossy black striping painted on. "That is the car I show," said Scott. "It has won many first- and second-place trophies and numerous ‘Best of Show’ at the local car shows."

He purchased the ’69 in August of 1989 from a college student who needed the money. Scott knew it needed work, a lot of it, but didn’t get around to starting the restoration until December of 1996. By then, he had acquired many of the needed parts, but still didn’t have any restoration experience. Thanks to some friends who did, he got the job started — just about everything ended up being replaced — and finished by Father’s Day of 1998.

His 1972 Mustang, painted maroon with a black vinyl convertible roof, is mostly original and he plans to restore it next.

The 1973 Mach 1 bears the corresponding license plate WISUHD2. It is painted Ford White with original black striping and has only 53,000 original miles on it.

In addition to the three Mustangs, Scott and his wife, Judy, have two children and several grandchildren.

The next Old Cars Weekly Ultimate Garage Giveaway will begin in late spring 2011.

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