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Dave launching the Texas Whale (lower), while his son Dallas is launching Big Red Ram upper
Dave in 1956
Dave (2nd row/Right) with a couple siblings in 1965
Dave & Brother Doug about to do afternoon paper route 1966
Dave (right) with a couple siblings in 1983
No Longer An Old Hippie
Dave launching Big Red Ram
Dave's 78 Magnum
Dave's '09 Challenger
Dave piloting the Vitamin C
BK Raising the Wally
Schultz Family 2005

In the Winner's Circle

Dave Schultz USAF 1973
Maui, where Dave got the name Big Kahuna


BK (short for Big Kahuna -- a name friends gave him back in the early 90s) is the Administrator of MoparStyle, which he started in 2002. He's a semi-retired business executive/owner who now spends with his family, drag racing, and maintaining a slew of web sites and a gaggle of collector cars.

Other automotive and drag racing sites Dave administers include:

BK News

On November 11th (2012), Dave finally achieved one of the biggest goals in his "Bucket List" by winning his first NHRA "Wally".


Texas Whale Wins Wally

(From the NMCA web site) Dave Schultz driving the Texas Whale won his first ever NHRA Wally at the Lonestar Shootout this past Sunday. It was a very pleasant experience after the disappointment of losing the 2012 NMCA Points Championship in Nostalgia Super Stock by less than one round, just a couple of weeks earlier in Indy. It was doubly satisfying that his wife and youngest daughter were at the track to witness Dave being able to cross "Winning a Wally" off the top of his "Bucket List".

Vitals

Given Name

David Schultz (goes by Dave to family and friends)


Current Location

SE Texas

Marital Status

Married 30+ years

Children

Five -- three girls and two boys

  • Danielle
  • Desiree
  • Dallas
  • Justin
  • Hope

Grandchildren

Three, with anther on the way

History

Childhood

Eldest of five boys and three girls who grew up in poverty living in a 2 bedroom apartment. Born in Michigan, but moved to Texas in 1961. Moved again to New Jersey in 1966, New York in 1970, and back to Texas after completion of Military service. Grew up with very little supervision, as his family was so large. His father always worked three minimum wage jobs concurrently, and his mother was too overwhelmed to keep up with all of the kids by herself -- so Dave pretty much grew up on the streets -- getting into a lot of trouble with the law as a kid. He always had a job of some type as a kid, from paper routes to washing dishes.

Siblings

  • Ray (deceased)
  • Doug
  • Dan
  • LaRee
  • Don
  • Terry
  • Dee

Education

Dave was a D/F student just getting by until leaving high school by mutual agreement at 16. He enlisted in the USAF shortly thereafter, and shipped off to basic training days after turning 17. The military was a turning point in Dave's attitude towards education, and he took studied for and pass his GED, and started taking college classes.

Dave later attended various colleges in the evenings under the GI Bill, with a main focus on business and computer science

Military Service

Dave enlisted in the USAF in 1972, shortly after turning 17, and was the youngest to be serving at the time he arrived to Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas. He spent three years active duty driving trucks, and exchanged his last year active for two years Active Reserves (under Palace Chase) to teach others to drive trucks. Dave spent the next ten years attending college in the evenings under the GI Bill. He is a service connected Vietnam Era disabled Veteran.

Employment Career

After he completed his military service, he (in order) drove taxi, Tractor-trailer, and dump truck; laid blacktop, roofed, and repo'd vacuum cleaners; was a bill collector, a carpet cleaning salesman, and a draftsman; a postage equipment repairman, a mailroom equipment salesman, and a computer repairman; a computer salesman, Executive VP of two large collection agencies, and owned a collections agency; owned a distress debt buying business, a software company, and a web hosting company; owned an race engine building company, and he now designs web sites.

Favorites

Favorite Quote

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

Favorite Mopars

  • 63 Chrysler Turbune
  • 58 Desoto Adventurer
  • 60 Plymouth Fury
  • 65 Chrysler 300L Convertible 4-speed

Favorite Place to Travel

Maui, Hawaii

Favorite Place to Live

  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Halletsville, Texas

Favorite Person to Meet

Leonardo DiVinchi

Favorite car to Own

1939 Graham Sharknose Coupe

Favorite Movies

  • Casablanca
  • Sin City
  • Animal House
  • Caddy Shack
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Key Largo
  • To Have and Have Not
  • The Wall

Favorite Book

  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  • The Amateur - Edward Kline
  • Dereliction of Duty - Col Buzz Patterson
  • Courage and Consequence - Karl Rove
  • All Earle Stanley Gardner and AA Fair mysteries from the 30s-60s
  • Treason - Ann Coulter

Favorite Recent TV Series

  • Sopranos
  • Deadwood
  • Dallas
  • Simpsons
  • Homeland
  • Gotham
  • Tyrant
  • Family Guy

Favorite TV Show as a kid

  • Sky King
  • Perry Mason

Favorite TV Show as Teenager

  • Laugh-in

Favorite Song

  • With or Without You - U2
  • Highway Patrolman - Johnny Cash

Favorite Singer

  • Willie Nelson

Favorite Band

  • Pink Floyd

Favorite Album

  • Dark Side of the Moon

Favorite Sports Team

  • Houston Rockets

Favorite Charity

  • Victory Junction

Favorite President

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Both of the Bush Presidents

Least Favorite Presidents

I'd like to party hard all night with

  • Alice Cooper or Willie Nelson

Biggest Babe Ever

  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Shannon Breem
  • Heather Locklear
  • Ida Lupino
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Elvira
  • Vivien Leigh

Cars & Trucks

Mopars Currently Own

Brand X's currently own

  • 46 Olds Street Rod
  • 63 Studebaker Mohawk
  • 70 Mercury Cyclone GT
  • 86 Buick Grand National
  • 93 Cadillac Allante
  • 94 Harley Heritage
  • 99 Kawasaki Drifter 1500
  • 06 Ford F350 King Ranch
  • 11 Toyota Highlander (Wife's wheels)
  • 11 Harley Electraglide Ultra (GeezerGlide)

Mopars owned in the past

  • a billion of them

Hobbies

  • Motorcycles
  • Drag Racing
  • Computers
  • Photography
  • Softball (too old and too beat to participate anymore)
  • Handguns
  • Woodworking

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