Trump Charlotte Concourse d'Elegance - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2015, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
 
El Monte Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tarheel State
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
Trump Charlotte Concours d'Elegance

My 66 GTO was invited to enter the 2015 Trump Charlotte Concours d'Elegance which was held April 26, 2015. There were 11 classes, Porsche,Corvette, Jaguar, Cadillac, Production Cars, Supercars & Exotics, Sports & GT Cars, American Performance, Hot Rods & Resto-Mods, Motorcycles and Race Cars.

There was a limit of eight cars in each of the judged classes.

I had to compete against a 1967 Shelby GT350 Mustang, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, A 1968 T5 Export Mustang, a 1969 Mercury Spoiler II Dan Gurney Special, a 1969 COPO Camaro, a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hemi and a 1969 Camaro convertible.

The 1969 Hemi Charger took First in Class, my 1966 GTO took Second and the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Edition took Third.





You can see some of the other cars in the background.




Here is a photo of the Second in Class Trophy on the hood.






Here's a close-up of the trophy.




Last edited by El Monte Slim; 06-07-2015 at 08:11 PM.
El Monte Slim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2015, 10:21 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow!

Second???? You should have won hands down.
Very impressive car.

Congrats
beer guy is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Guy B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You Was Robbed!!!

Really the only reason the Dodge won was because of the recent popularity of the Charger/Challenger brand.
Guy B is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
El Monte Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tarheel State
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
The gentleman that owned the Hemi Charger was a very nice fellow. We talked some before the judging. His car was very nice. I had decided in my own mind that the only car in class that I could accept losing to was the Charger.

After the winners were announced and the trophies awarded, we spoke again. He told me that he didn't believe his Charger was any nicer than my GTO, but it was probably the "Hemi Mystique" that was the deciding factor.

I was delighted to be invited and thrilled to take Second in such a tough group!

This was only the second show the car has been entered into. The first was a local show held on Valentine's Day and they awarded trophies to the "Sweet Sixteen", the top 16 cars. It took home one of those.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	GTO with trophy 021415 hood.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	401.9 KB
ID:	59121   Click image for larger version

Name:	GTO with trophy 021415 full.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	452.4 KB
ID:	59129  
El Monte Slim is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-09-2015, 08:11 AM
Former Moderator
 
ALKYGTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wentzville, Mo.
Posts: 2,893
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Garage
Beautiful car Slim! Love the color combo, not your typical "red" GTO.

Can we see some more images of your GTO? Have you looked at the "garage" feature on this forum for posting pictures?
ALKYGTO is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
El Monte Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tarheel State
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALKYGTO View Post

Can we see some more images of your GTO? Have you looked at the "garage" feature on this forum for posting pictures?

I have loaded photos into my garage.

Check them out!
El Monte Slim is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Former Moderator
 
ALKYGTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wentzville, Mo.
Posts: 2,893
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Garage
Amazing car Slim, congratulations on owning/caring for her for over 40 years!
ALKYGTO is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2015, 03:59 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Beautiful, car, Slim, and congrats. Great story, and I too like the subtle color combo. That car just oozes quality and class.
geeteeohguy is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-19-2015, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
 
El Monte Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tarheel State
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
The GreaT One scores again!

My 1966 GTO was entered in a local show a few weeks ago.

It won the appropriate award, "Best Original".

Here is a photo taken at the show and of the plaque.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	GTO at Robinson June 13 2015.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	1.05 MB
ID:	61481   Click image for larger version

Name:	GTO Best Original Plaque June 13 2015 B.JPG
Views:	79
Size:	372.4 KB
ID:	61489  
El Monte Slim is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 04:32 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bravo!!... would like to see more pictures of your fine car... engine bay...interior...etc... do you have any online?? Details??... what was the criteria for the judging..(concours)?
cheerio...
Gran Turismo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charlotte AutoFair 67Twistytee Southeast 0 04-03-2014 06:51 PM
Need good mechanic in Charlotte, NC area ppurfield001 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical and Electrical Wiring 2 05-25-2012 12:52 PM
from charlotte goat04 Member Introductions 0 07-28-2010 04:53 PM
Charlotte Area Sparxfly Southeast 6 04-27-2007 08:35 AM
Any GTO's in Charlotte, NC Buddha Jones Southeast 0 08-09-2006 04:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome