First off, big hello to everyone here at LvC, pretty nice joint you guys have got going on here. So first off, to introduce myself, I suppose. My name is Roger, I'm 26, and have had an incurable penchant for the US luxury sport segment for a long while. I began on this trek in 2007with a 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora, which I loved immensely, black on black Autobahn, she was gorgeous. But unfortunately, the Northstar let me down, for reasons that owners of earlier Northstars are all too familiar with, and after only two years and 13000 miles of driving she had to be put down. Which propelled me to the next leg of my saga! After four years of driving terrible 4-cylinder Rangers and tired F-150s with less than happy 5.0s installed in them, my father finally sprung for a Corvette, and needed to sell his summer driver to make space in the garage, and that's where I came in. So, for what I consider to be a pittance, last summer I purchased his 1996 Mark VIII from him, Silver Frost over Graphite, with a shade under 100k on the clock. The car is everything I believe the Aurora should have been, except with two less doors. The car has been maintained beautifully, and though she lives and breathes in Maine, it's a summer only car, and has not one micron of rot anywhere to be had. All of the suspension parts are about 7000 miles old, including the bags, front and rear. The PITA oil filter adapter gasket has already been done by my father, god help him. New IAC too, I heard that one sucked as well. The Bridgestone Potenzas that came on the car are about 8000 miles old, and I also have a set of Eagle five spokes I really want to see on the car this summer. Here's the really cool bit though - the car is not an LSC, but is in fact fitted with factory HIDs in brand new NOS housings. I also have a set of spare bulbs just in case they decide to flake out at some point. In reality, I was originally on the hunt for a clean, newer Eldorado ETC, but honestly, I wasn't too excited about the idea of another Northstar, and front wheel drive is for grandmothers and lettuce. I just think that the Eldo really is a stellar looking car. Which is not to say that I don't love the looks of the Mark VIII, because I do. Actually, I'm one of those strange cats who likes the Gen I Mark better than the Gen II. But in all reality, after all, I have to drive these things, and pulled head bolts is really not an experience that blows my dress up. And that's exactly what I do, every day. This car is my daily driver, and she performs admirably. Just did a grease job, and fed her 6 quarts of Royal Purple. So thanks all for having me, I hope to offer advice when/if I can, and without further ado, here are a few snaps of the Silver Bullet.