GTOAA 04-06 Technical Advisor
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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hmmm, interesting responses. Well, here is where I was going with this. When I was 18 and got my first GTO ('67)in '77 we had a real tight bunch of Pontiac guys. We were "owners". We believed that people with GTOs, Lemans, Tempests, and Gran Prixs fell into these 2 categories. To us an owner bought his Pontiac because he loved the car. It was not the flavor of the year, something to be bought, modded, demodded, and sold the next year. It was bought forever, or maybe a real long time. An owner did thrash the car, raced it, drove it hard. But he did not beat on his car. Nor drive it if something was wrong. When it was modded, the mod was complete, it was never just get it driving and finish later.
A driver on the other hand, bought the car because it was cool. But the car itself was not important to him. It was just another car. Mods done cheaply and with no love.
An owner has Pontiac blood running in his veins and is pained to see a driver beat on his car.
does that make the question clearer?