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This site is dedicated to the loving memory of my daughter Heather, and son-in-law, Henry. On 07/27/2003 they, "Slipped the surly bonds of Earth, reached out their hands and touched the face of God." I miss them deeply each and every day. Heather's loving nature and her always-positive attitude still continues to inspire me.


(The Story) - "TONY'S HOME PAGE" got its start after I lost my only child; my precious daughter, Heather, and my wonderful son-in-law, Henry, her husband of five years, to a devistating automobile accident. The site originally highlighted my 50th Anniversary 2003 Corvette Z06 because Heather and I shared a passion for our first Corvette, a brand new Ontario Orange Firemist 1972 Corvette Stingray convertible. After her passing the '03 Corvette was a memorial of sorts for me; it was the one she'd have picked.  Just knowing that put a smile in my heart whenever I drove it.
 
When I was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a normally terminal cancer, on 4/5/2005, it was Heather's ever-present positive spirit that inspired me to fight it and to eventually beat it. I'm cancer-free to this day thanks to her.
 
With retirement in June of 2012 the Z06 Corvette has since been sold. Click the yellow link to see photos of that car on Photo Page 1. For now, it's more about Mercedes-Benz autos. I know she'd approve.





I bought the Z06 in October, 2003, here in East Tennessee, shortly after losing Heather & Henry. It reminded me of her love for the Corvette.

See Heather and our first new Corvette, the 1972 Corvette Stingray convertible, below. I special ordered it in 1971. It took 11 weeks to be delivered. A true American iconic sports car, it had black interior, A/C and a 4-speed transmission. I kept it until 1981.


June, 1972; Heather, almost 3, in her and daddy's car waiting for her, "Corvette ride."


Heather, at 4 with the Corvette in October, 1973.

 

 

 



My third Corvette was acquired in November, 2004, a very rare 1994 Copper Metallic Coupe, one of only 92 coupes ever made in that color.

 

 

This Vette has also been sold; I miss this little beauty too. But it made way for the Benz's. See the Capri Blue Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster to the right and below. For more photos, first click here to see Photo Page 3.

 Then also see the M-B SL500 Photo Page.






Wax on, wax off. Wax on....

Quite a few folks have asked, online and in person, about the wax I use. After many years of experimentation I have settled on a great new product, Turtle Wax Platinum Series Ultra Gloss. It goes on and comes off exceptionally easy. I have tried Zaino, Meguiar's NXT, Liquid Glass, Black Magic Body Wet, Pinnacle Soveran and others, but the Ultra Gloss literally outshines them all.




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The Capri Blue Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster. We live in the Foothills of "Great Smoky Mountains National Park".



This photo, below, shows the new chrome wheels and 2011 tail lights. Also, the car now sports a custom black Sports grille as seen in photo above.





All three of the Benz's were purchased from Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville. Great folks!




An unbelievably great road car. In Iridium Silver Metallic.  Mercedes-Benz E Class, E 350 Luxury SedanThis is Shirl's current car replacing the C Class Sports Sedan. See the M-B E350 Photo Page here.

 


In Pewter Metallic, the Mercedes-Benz C Class.

 







Tony & Shirl with C Class on the Foothills Parkway - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.





Click here to go to Photo Page 1.