Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.

TOMS78BU

MalibuRacing Junkie
Dec 13, 2007
4,896
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gadsden, alabama
I haven't been by in a while, looks like things are a bit slow around here. Life has a way of doing that to all of us. I still have my Malibu, but she needs alot of love. I hope you are all doing well, and maybe some of you still have your cars. Also, where are all the old threads? Most forum topics have one page, two at the most. Am I doing something wrong, or has it all been deleted?

As for me, I have changed jobs a couple times in the past 5 or 6 years, and had quite a health scare last year when I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. I decided to focus on my health and have lost 130 lbs. and brought my blood sugar back to non diabetic levels without the use of insulin or any other medicine. I try to walk at least a couple miles every day, and am building my stamina up to running as well. I would like to be able to run a mile without stopping to walk. I am feeling better than I have in probably 15 years and looking better as well. Never give up hope, and never stop fighting. It is amazing what the human body and spirit can overcome.

I hope this post finds you all well and I'd love to see this site rocking again.
 

prairiehotrodder

Pro Stocker
Dec 17, 2005
1,570
1
38
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Melfort Saskatchewan Canada
Hey Tom, good for you on taking steps for your health. You'll be around longer ! I kinda miss this site to but i guess it couldn't last forever.
Brian
 

TURNA

MalibuRacing Junkie
Jul 6, 2003
6,031
0
36
Socialist NY
Whats happening


Stupid facebook page did this
 

TOMS78BU

MalibuRacing Junkie
Dec 13, 2007
4,896
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0
gadsden, alabama
Just looked at my friends list, most haven't posted in years. Slimbo posted most recently and that was in December of 2018.
 

StreetBu

MalibuRacing Junkie
Mar 21, 2004
4,162
1
38
Upstate NY
Good for you Tom! I pop in every now and then. Has definitely got quiet around here.
 

malibuguy

Top Fueler
Sep 29, 2003
3,775
1
36
Finksburg, Md
www.cardomain.com
facebook has put a dent into everything. even the last few cars I bought I found via marketplace

forums, craigslist, p*rn...its all gone way to facebook
 

kevind

Dragway Regular
Jan 7, 2009
868
0
0
Whitley City KY
I don't check on here as much as I use to haven't done a lot to my car in awhile but have done a couple Dragweeks BB super street power adder class "nitrous" finished 2nd in class 2017 and 3rd in 2018 think averaged 8.78 @156 need to make some improvements to catch the turbo cars but just haven't had the time or money to do so.
 

Mr. MaliBlu

Dragway Regular
Nov 3, 2004
1,036
0
0
Northeast CT
Hi Tom...good to here from you! Glad to hear you are getting yourself healthy...first priority in life. As everyone says, Facebook has taken over from this page, and every other forum, as well. Kinda depressing actually. I rarely come on here anymore, as it is very slow...post few and far between. Use to be you'd post a question or comment, and it would be answered while you were still logged in. Now it could be months. As far as where all the old threads are...evidently when a thread sits idle for 1 year, it disappears. I found that out with my sons '83 Monte build thread. 30-something pages of posts, and it's gone. Guys used to use that for reference on their own builds, but as Nicholas Cage says in "The Rock"...Vaporized! :). I don't have my Malibu anymore, but I found it after many years in NJ, and almost bought it back, but despite it being relatively nice for being built many years ago, but wanted too much $$ for something I know I'd probably blow apart and freshen back up and update. My son's both still have their Father/Son builds. Chad turned his 'Bu into an autocross car from more of a drag car (mid 10's his first time down the strip). Brett's twin turbo Monte is still being shown, has'nt drag raced it yet, but hopes to this summer. And instead of me buying my Malibu back, I bought my wife a low mileage (20,000 miles) Pontiac Solstice. I figured she deserved it after 3 builds in a row. As they say "happy wife, happy life"... :).
 

Doober

Moderator
Jun 2, 2003
14,704
1
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Catalina, AZ
www.cardomain.com
Hey I'm still around! I just haven't visited a forum since... well... the Facebook boom.

For better or worse I made a group and labeled it MR with the same banner in hopes people would use both the forum and FB... instead it's grown a mind of its own and currently it's at 13,900 members!!! Social media seems to have taken over like these types of forums took over from message boards (remember when MR was a board? Anybody remember Todd Geisler's site MalibuLightning? I think that was his page anyway). People are requesting to join almost every day - sometimes there are spammers which is why I added the request route, but people are good about reporting - and it's very active.
 

TOMS78BU

MalibuRacing Junkie
Dec 13, 2007
4,896
0
0
gadsden, alabama
I looked at the MR fb page a while ago, didn't have to log in. I don't care for social media much. I have no facebook, no twitter, no instagram, notta.... The page looks like it is pretty active, but I very much prefer the forum. Oh well, too bad I guess.
 

TOMS78BU

MalibuRacing Junkie
Dec 13, 2007
4,896
0
0
gadsden, alabama
Mr. MaliBlu said:
Hi Tom...good to here from you! Glad to hear you are getting yourself healthy...first priority in life. As everyone says, Facebook has taken over from this page, and every other forum, as well. Kinda depressing actually. I rarely come on here anymore, as it is very slow...post few and far between. Use to be you'd post a question or comment, and it would be answered while you were still logged in. Now it could be months. As far as where all the old threads are...evidently when a thread sits idle for 1 year, it disappears. I found that out with my sons '83 Monte build thread. 30-something pages of posts, and it's gone. Guys used to use that for reference on their own builds, but as Nicholas Cage says in "The Rock"...Vaporized! :). I don't have my Malibu anymore, but I found it after many years in NJ, and almost bought it back, but despite it being relatively nice for being built many years ago, but wanted too much $$ for something I know I'd probably blow apart and freshen back up and update. My son's both still have their Father/Son builds. Chad turned his 'Bu into an autocross car from more of a drag car (mid 10's his first time down the strip). Brett's twin turbo Monte is still being shown, has'nt drag raced it yet, but hopes to this summer. And instead of me buying my Malibu back, I bought my wife a low mileage (20,000 miles) Pontiac Solstice. I figured she deserved it after 3 builds in a row. As they say "happy wife, happy life"... :).

Your build threads were some of the best I have ever seen, along with Todd's beautiful Malibu that has to be one of the cleanest drag cars in existence. Glad to hear the both Chad and Brett still have their cars and are enjoying them. Thank you for posting in my thread, it was really great to hear from you.
 

TOMS78BU

MalibuRacing Junkie
Dec 13, 2007
4,896
0
0
gadsden, alabama
I also saw that Paul Ferruci with the pink Malibu is battling pancreatic cancer. My prayers go out to he and his family, and I think they have it set up where you can donate to help with his battle.
 

StreetBu

MalibuRacing Junkie
Mar 21, 2004
4,162
1
38
Upstate NY
Since many people have FB, you get a lot of members, but you also get a lot of jerk offs. Forums help keep that number down. I prefer forums ;) and yes I'm old LOL
 

TURNA

MalibuRacing Junkie
Jul 6, 2003
6,031
0
36
Socialist NY
Facebook ruined a lot more than just the forums!
 

malibu795

Pro Stocker
Apr 17, 2005
1,479
0
36
spgfd ohio
Doober said:
I think it's public to view but you have to join... spammers kept joining while it was open to everyone and ads for phones, clothes and other useless stuff... likely bots. I made it join by request to cut down on that number.
I sent a request there doober