Ted Schroeder and his 1973 Corvette Stingray

This Langley Stingray has bite

Each week the Langley Advance is profiling a local car enthusiast prior to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In.

Name: Ted Schroeder

Resides in: Langley for 30 years

What is your current ride? 1973 Corvette Stingray coupe, original owner.

First car? 1951 Chevy two-door hardtop, six-cylinder power glide auto with column shift.

Worst car? What made it the worst car? ’53 Ford Flathead V8. Spent more time fixing it than being in the driver’s seat.

Tell us about your longest project, start to finish. My current ride. Took it down to the frame and rebuilt it. Took 10 years to complete, $56,000 later.

What makes you reach for the swear jar? When things don’t fit the way I have in mind.

What’s your perfect drive? My son’s ’73 Camaro.

If money was no object, what car would be in your garage tomorrow? 2015 Lamborghini

Need for speed or quiet country roads? Need for speed. Faster and noisier the better.

Are you a regular at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In? Yes, I am. Supports a lot of charities, and I like meeting people and talking about my ride or theirs.

What does your spouse think of your hobby? Very expensive, keeps me out of trouble and out of the bar scene!

Maximum number of cars you’ve owned at one time? Three

Most memorable road trip? Calgary to Vancouver

Oddest question you’ve been asked at car shows? Where is the battery and the trunk?

Which is better – driving a car or working in the garage? Easy question to answer, driving the car.

Most costly project? My present ride, my Corvette, named Yellow Vibrations.

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