Gearhead of the Week: Randy Butler

Gearhead of the Week: Randy Butler

Driver's license

Name: Randy Butler

Age: 54

Residence: rural Monticello

Occupation: develops cyber security at National Center for Supercomputing Applications

How long I've been a gearhead: "Got my first motorcycle in 1972 when I was in eighth grade, a Gemini 80."

The vehicles I wish I never sold: A 1985 Kawasaki 900 and a '76 GMC Sprint

Street cred: Through the years, Butler also has owned a '72 Suzuki TS125, a '76 Yamaha RD400, an '87 Kawasaki Concours, a 2013 Dodge Challenger and a '76 Honda 550/4.

On the sticker

Makes/models: 1969 Camaro coupe, daily driver; 2006 Ducati ST3

Powertrains: Camaro has a 350-cubic-inch V8, a Muncie four-speed transmission and a 10-bolt Positraction rear end; the Ducati has a 992-cubic-centimeter liquid-cooled V twin

Class: stock


Saturday: Villa Grove Car Show 2013, Cars for the Cure in support of breast cancer awareness. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harrison Park. Registration runs from 9 a.m. to noon ($10 entry fee); trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. to top 20 cars, top 10 trucks, top 10 motorcycles, veterans' choice, chairman's choice (three), sponsors' choice (three), best paint (three), best interior (two) and farthest traveled. Other features: dash plaques, free goody bags, raffle drawings throughout the day, first 25 entrants receive free T-shirt, free barbecue lunch to all participants, 50/50 drawing to benefit the Mills Breast Cancer Institute. Register/information: Stephen Akers, 832-9778 or 621-3027.

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