Despite being almost 20 years old, Catalina’s 91 Talon has never let her down. Well, there was that one time on Thanksgiving when nobody could leave the kitchen long enough to help her, but we digress. Here’s a sharp first gen DSM from the midwest. What’s your real name? (What’s your screen name?)
Catalina Kemp (91talongirl on Indystars.org)
Where do you live?
What do you do for a living?
Assisntant Manager Deli Department (Grocery store)
What Mitsubishi do you drive?
1991 Eagle Talon Tsi
How long have you had your Mitsubishi(s)?
What got you into Mitsubishi?
My husband has 2 and I fell in love.
Got a favorite story to tell about your Mitsubishi?
It is always broken. The only stories I have are about being stranded somewhere. One time on Thanksgiving and no one wanted to come help me because they were cooking dinner.
What are your goals for the car and how close are you to achieving them?
I would just like to be able to drive it without worrying about breaking down.
What was your favorite modification? Why?
My favorite on is my very first I did on my own. It was putting on the new O2 housing with an external dump. I love hearing that turbo spool up.
What’s next for your Mitsubishi? Why?
Not sure. I don’t have a lot of extra money right now, so I haven’t even thought about it for a while.
Who has helped you the most along the way?
Who do you look up to in the Mitsubishi community?
I look up to a few of the local guys. John Hopkins mainly. I could only hope to have a DSM as fast and as pretty as his.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the Mitsubishi community today?
The age of the cars. A lot of people aren’t interested in the cars anymore because the newest ones are 10 years old.
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend?
My garage. Everytime I’ve taken my car to a shop, they treat me like I’m dumb and tell me I’m wrong.
Do you spend time on any Mitsubishi sites? Which ones?
Usually just Indystars.org
O2 housing, downpipe, K&N air filter, hard upper intercooler piping, blow off valve, manual boost controller, boost and pyrometer gauges.
How about you, readers? Has your Mitsubishi ever left you stranded on a national holiday? Do Mitsubishis run in your family? Let us know!