I live in a small town too, so I encounter a lot of people who haven't ever seen a GTO in person either. The odd part is that I've had both men and women of all ages complement me about it...the car transcends age/race/religion boundaries. That's truly the measure of a great car when a 16 year old is as excited about it as a 61 year old. My grandmother, who is coming up on 80 years old this year (although she swears this is her 39th birthday...*again*) absolutely LOVES the car.
There's a kid who works at the local convenience store who is in love with the car. Every time he sees me, he begs me to do another burnout (after five consecutive burnouts when I leave his shop, you think he'd get enough...).
I also had a whole gang of high school kids around it one day a month or so ago who had never seen one before either, thay had a ton of questions for me. When I came out of the gas station, I could barely even see the car, there were that many kids gathered around...mostly guys around 16-17 years old, but several girls too.
There's one particular gas station here in town, which is right off our main highway here, which I cannot stop at without playing 20 questions with someone or other. 90% of the time I don't mind...I love talking about the goat, but occasionally I'm in a hurry or the people waiting to fill their tanks behind me are in a hurry so I can't talk for as long as I'd like.
It doesn't seem to matter what kind of car the people drive who are looking at the goat either. I've had mustang drivers, old truckers, a cadillac driver, and even the driver of a school bus (who had just finished his route).
It's so nice to have a car like this that isn't run of the mill. I'd imagine the 05 mustang guys got this for the first couple of weeks, but now you can't even turn around without seeing another new mustang driving by. Some are interesting, like the one on this site...one_focused_SVT's car. However, most are identical to the rest, and boring.
I guess the mega bright yellow jacket yellow color makes people take notice too. I've still never met someone with Xanthophobia, the fear of yellow. I hope whenever I do, it's a mustang driver or a ricer...or one of those IDIOTS who pulls out in front of me and then does 35 in a 55. hehe