What car did you find?
There's a quite "active" group from Fredericksburg, actually. I have some friends and customers up that way, including Gene Kinch and his magnificent "Gallopin' Goat". It's a '68, "all steel", 3,400 lbs. Goes 9.90s @ 134 with iron d-ports, no "adders". E-mail me at
I'll forward it to Gene and you guys can "hook up".
Since this is your first leap into Pontiacs, and cars in general, I would recommend you get Jim Hand's "How to Build Max-performance Pontiac V8s", published by SA Designs. This will familiarize you with the Pontiac, set "the record straight" regarding much "myth and superstition" surrounding the Pontiac,. and let you know what we "do" with the ol' Injun.
Best advice I can offer? Do NOT "listen" to Chevy or Ford boys about "what works". their little engiens are no "match" for the big Pontiacs, nor are the modifications that make them "work" the same as what makes the Pontiac "work". And when they run their mouths about 'You can't make a Pontiac run, gotta use a Chevy in it", well, let's just say, we'll be happy to arrange a "match race" (I don't want to know about the wagers)... Bring a 454-powered Chevelle running 93 octane and no power adders, and we'll have a 455 or two ready to stomp a mudhole in there "collectives"... (:-
Welcome to the higher "side" of GM performance cars!