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All GM Nationals weekend to remember

I personally counted some 77 GTO's and I am sure I missed a few. I didn't count the new age GTO's. Someone from CCGTO (A fellow GTO club from Washington DC/ Maryland area) I was told said they counted some 52 or so. The 04-06's were all lined up for some 100+ yards it was a sight to behold. I was the only one again with a car with the complete SAP. :D All of the classics were drop dead gorgeous it was like being in GTO Heaven. I thought of Randy too on his question about the pin stripe on his as I saw one almost like it up close and with what looked like an identical pin stripe and it looked so sweet.

I was honored as my car was shown in the Pontiac Pavilion with the Firebirds, Trans-Ams, drifting Pontiac race cars, and some classic GTO's. I was thrilled to death to have my car invited over and shown under their tent, where right behind my car where it was parked Jim Wangers and Dave Anderson had their table where they were signing autographs all weekend. Jim signed my car in 2 places, the right fuel rail cover and under the hood as well as one of the Legend Magazines my car was featured in. I got to keep it parked there over night as Security had a table right beside my car. I talked with the chief editor and photographer of the magazine a few times, it was awesome, they got literature of our club and said they will plug SVGTO Tigers in the magazine, they took picture of me, our President, Andy68GTO our treasurer, and Russ, Macgto7004 our secretary under our club banner, we are hoping it makes it in the magazine. Our club sponsored the Tiger and as it sat under the tent, our club name was proudly displayed with it.

I have bokoo pictures of me and Jim Wangers and Dave Anderson, and a few of me with our arms around each other of Linda Vaughn at the drags. She looks nearly as gorgeous as she did "back in the day" and is as friendly,down to earth and personable as can be. I will be blowing the pic up to an 8x10 and I will be seeing her again in a few weeks and she will sign it and it will be matted and framed and placed with Jim, and Dave's once I get them done up too. I got a ton of pictures of the GEETO Tiger at the track as I was down on the track with them at the staging area as the National Anthem was then played, and posed at the starting line with 2 of our club members as they raced against Dave. I got to be in the trailer of the GEETO Tiger "hobnobbing" with Jim, and Dave listening to Jim's stories, talking with Robert Johnson the crew chief and watched as he and Dave were resetting the timing and working on the car between races. I purchased some time ago a 1:18 scale GEETO Tiger; Jim signed the top, Dave signed the rear deck and Linda signed the hood. 3 legends with pics and signatures to go in my GTO Nostalgia display area.

I invited Jim Wangers over to our tent to address our club and chat with us which he was more than eager to do. Both he and Dave posed with our club members who were present for a photo shoot where Jim was presented with one of our Club's T-Shirts with all of our signatures and type of car we drive on the back. He was touched and thrilled. I gave Jim one of our window clingy decals with our club logo on it to place on the GEETO Tiger which he eagerly took. I will try and get pics of the Tiger with our logo on it at the National Convention when I see them again.

Linda Vaughn was and still is a marketing icon for Hurst Shifter. She is Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. linda vaughn - Google Image Search

If it weren't for Jim Wangers there may have never been a "Judge," as he was responsible for it, and if not for Jim we wouldn't be driving GTO's.
1966 Pontiac GTO - Featured Vehicles - Hot Rod Magazine

To top off the day, one of our club members was chosen by Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine as one of 4 finalists for their people's choice award. His 04' YJ took first place and will have a feature done on him and his car in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Pictures are worth a million words and I will post pictures once I download the some 200 or so pics I got and go through them all.

If anyone gets a chance to meet Jim and Dave you will find you will never meet a friendlier, laid back down to earth couple of guys.

BIG BIG KUDOS and SUPER CONGRATS to Revsitup one of our GTO Forum Members and one of our club members. Brent showed 2 cars, one a gorgeous white 1968 and a stunning 1969 Palisades Green Judge (pic of it in his avatar). His Judge took 1st place in the 68-72 category.

Another fellow 05 GTO owner with a beautiful red GTO took 3rd place.

Out off all the GTO's 3 of our club members are taking home awards!!

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What a really good turnout of Pontiacs for this show! We really got lucky with the weather also. I got to meet a lot of Pontiac people and had a great time.
Not sure if you knew or not Vic but Pontiac Enthusiast did a photo shoot on my Judge to be used in a future article so I was excited about that. I put a plug in for the club in the papers I had to fill out:lol: . Of course I am still waiting for the 68 article to be used:confused
The guy who did the 68 article/shoot is no longer with P/E so when I talked to Jason (The new editor) he said he will check into what might be going on & why it has not been used yet.
Anyways I thought it was a great weekend but it seemed to go by way to fast!
Brent





All GM Nationals weekend to remember

I personally counted some 77 GTO's and I am sure I missed a few. I didn't count the new age GTO's. Someone from CCGTO (A fellow GTO club from Washington DC/ Maryland area) I was told said they counted some 52 or so. The 04-06's were all lined up for some 100+ yards it was a sight to behold. I was the only one again with a car with the complete SAP. :D All of the classics were drop dead gorgeous it was like being in GTO Heaven. I thought of Randy too on his question about the pin stripe on his as I saw one almost like it up close and with what looked like an identical pin stripe and it looked so sweet.

I was honored as my car was shown in the Pontiac Pavilion with the Firebirds, Trans-Ams, drifting Pontiac race cars, and some classic GTO's. I was thrilled to death to have my car invited over and shown under their tent, where right behind my car where it was parked Jim Wangers and Dave Anderson had their table where they were signing autographs all weekend. Jim signed my car in 2 places, the right fuel rail cover and under the hood as well as one of the Legend Magazines my car was featured in. I got to keep it parked there over night as Security had a table right beside my car. I talked with the chief editor and photographer of the magazine a few times, it was awesome, they got literature of our club and said they will plug SVGTO Tigers in the magazine, they took picture of me, our President, Andy68GTO our treasurer, and Russ, Macgto7004 our secretary under our club banner, we are hoping it makes it in the magazine. Our club sponsored the Tiger and as it sat under the tent, our club name was proudly displayed with it.

I have bokoo pictures of me and Jim Wangers and Dave Anderson, and a few of me with our arms around each other of Linda Vaughn at the drags. She looks nearly as gorgeous as she did "back in the day" and is as friendly,down to earth and personable as can be. I will be blowing the pic up to an 8x10 and I will be seeing her again in a few weeks and she will sign it and it will be matted and framed and placed with Jim, and Dave's once I get them done up too. I got a ton of pictures of the GEETO Tiger at the track as I was down on the track with them at the staging area as the National Anthem was then played, and posed at the starting line with 2 of our club members as they raced against Dave. I got to be in the trailer of the GEETO Tiger "hobnobbing" with Jim, and Dave listening to Jim's stories, talking with Robert Johnson the crew chief and watched as he and Dave were resetting the timing and working on the car between races. I purchased some time ago a 1:18 scale GEETO Tiger; Jim signed the top, Dave signed the rear deck and Linda signed the hood. 3 legends with pics and signatures to go in my GTO Nostalgia display area.

I invited Jim Wangers over to our tent to address our club and chat with us which he was more than eager to do. Both he and Dave posed with our club members who were present for a photo shoot where Jim was presented with one of our Club's T-Shirts with all of our signatures and type of car we drive on the back. He was touched and thrilled. I gave Jim one of our window clingy decals with our club logo on it to place on the GEETO Tiger which he eagerly took. I will try and get pics of the Tiger with our logo on it at the National Convention when I see them again.

Linda Vaughn was and still is a marketing icon for Hurst Shifter. She is Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. linda vaughn - Google Image Search

If it weren't for Jim Wangers there may have never been a "Judge," as he was responsible for it, and if not for Jim we wouldn't be driving GTO's.
1966 Pontiac GTO - Featured Vehicles - Hot Rod Magazine

To top off the day, one of our club members was chosen by Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine as one of 4 finalists for their people's choice award. His 04' YJ took first place and will have a feature done on him and his car in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Pictures are worth a million words and I will post pictures once I download the some 200 or so pics I got and go through them all.

If anyone gets a chance to meet Jim and Dave you will find you will never meet a friendlier, laid back down to earth couple of guys.

BIG BIG KUDOS and SUPER CONGRATS to Revsitup one of our GTO Forum Members and one of our club members. Brent showed 2 cars, one a gorgeous white 1968 and a stunning 1969 Palisades Green Judge (pic of it in his avatar). His Judge took 1st place in the 68-72 category.

Another fellow 05 GTO owner with a beautiful red GTO took 3rd place.

Out off all the GTO's 3 of our club members are taking home awards!!
 

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Glad everything went well. I can't wait to see some pics.
 

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What a really good turnout of Pontiacs for this show! We really got lucky with the weather also. I got to meet a lot of Pontiac people and had a great time.
Not sure if you knew or not Vic but Pontiac Enthusiast did a photo shoot on my Judge to be used in a future article so I was excited about that. I put a plug in for the club in the papers I had to fill out:lol: . Of course I am still waiting for the 68 article to be used:confused
The guy who did the 68 article/shoot is no longer with P/E so when I talked to Jason (The new editor) he said he will check into what might be going on & why it has not been used yet.
Anyways I thought it was a great weekend but it seemed to go by way to fast!
Brent
The weather did hold out which added to the great time. Where did the weekend go???? I was floored at all the GTOs. P.E. was pushing for Firebirds, I didn't count them but it looked like the numbers of GTO's there drowned the Firebirds. We had the best show spot in the whole facility. We nearly doubled last years numbers, look out for next year.

Thats great Brent...your Judge in the photo shoot!!!!!!! Maybe they can add your 68' and feature both at the same time, that would be super sweet.

I was trying to get up on Sunday to get pics of you and the others receiving awards but I may not have made it in time. Hopefully Doug got pics.

I was wondering how you made out with your 04'?
 

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I 2nd everything that Judge wrote. We had a great time this weekend. Jim Wangers is truely an amazing man. Fascinating to listen to him regail stories of the Glory Days. His depth of knowledge is amazing. All the little tidbits of insider information was great.
Though I didn't take home any awards for any of my rides, I enjoyed spending time talking to fellow enthusiasts about them. Most of my Saturday was spent answering questions about my G8. That car is an absolute magnet. I don't think I could have attracted a bigger swarm if I covered the car with honey and parked it in the middle of a beehive!
I also was able to give my 12 yr old son the joy of a lifetime by letting him drive the G8 around the showgrounds on Sunday! I'm still waiting for the smile on his face to dissapate!
Great showing for Pontiac. Truely a sight to behold!

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Mac,

I saw on the Carlisle forum, we had 78 04-06 GTO's there. I left the 67 at home rode with the CCGTO herd from metro DC area in my 06. CCGTO took a club award and six individual awards including one for a G8.

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A few pic's I snapped from the show....

2 of the Judge under the big top... followed by a sampling of our line and the dinner pit stop on the ride home. It was a blast to lead this train thru the rolling hillside's of PA.
 

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Nice pics Red... I tried a couple of times to take pics of the line up but there were so many people around.
I came back up to see ya again, but you left. Was good seeing you again.
Was a great weekend for GTOs and Pontiac.
 

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Congrats to the SVGTO winners and taking 3rd place in the club award. Carlisle's focus might have been on the Impala's 50th anniversary and their club took home 1st place... but consider CCGTO and SVGTO took home the other 2 club award's along SVGTO having the peoples choice award winning YJ goat... even the kid who won the model contest did it with an 04 GTO model painted IBM... I'd say the day was dominated by GTO's!

Attached are the CCGTO 04~06 class winners. I put in the full 06 class winners because it was a BOM sweep with the modest Sandu taking 2nd. CCGTO also had a 3rd place in the 04 class and one of the Burg crew that rolled in with us took 2nd in the 05 class. Even the black G8 GT that ran caboose on our train up took home a 3rd place in the Grand Prix class... they were a little short sighted and didn't have a G8 class..... (Russ might have won this class if he wasn't driving around in his during the judging time period... I voted for ya... twice;)).
 

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Congrats to the SVGTO winners and taking 3rd place in the club award. Carlisle's focus might have been on the Impala's 50th anniversary and their club took home 1st place... but consider CCGTO and SVGTO took home the other 2 club award's along SVGTO having the peoples choice award winning YJ goat... even the kid who won the model contest did it with an 04 GTO model painted IBM... I'd say the day was dominated by GTO's!

Attached are the CCGTO 04~06 class winners. I put in the full 06 class winners because it was a BOM sweep with the modest Sandu taking 2nd. CCGTO also had a 3rd place in the 04 class and one of the Burg crew that rolled in with us took 2nd in the 05 class. Even the black G8 GT that ran caboose on our train up took home a 3rd place in the Grand Prix class... they were a little short sighted and didn't have a G8 class..... (Russ might have won this class if he wasn't driving around in his during the judging time period... I voted for ya... twice;)).

:lol: I appreciate the support Red, but I wasn't driving it around. When I saw you was the only time I had moved the car since getting there Saturday morning. I was coming back over from Pypes. I had taken the car over there to let them look at it, as they have asked me if they could use my car as a development mule for their G8 exhaust system. I get a free exhaust out of it, so my answer was, Hell Yes!

Hehehe!

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:lol: I appreciate the support Red, but I wasn't driving it around. When I saw you was the only time I had moved the car since getting there Saturday morning. I was coming back over from Pypes. I had taken the car over there to let them look at it, as they have asked me if they could use my car as a development mule for their G8 exhaust system. I get a free exhaust out of it, so my answer was, Hell Yes!

Hehehe!

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Sweet deal.....
 

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Only if you count false starts. Dave won against both club members, I cannot totally recall but I think a track regular (with extreme modifications) may have beat him straight up. I would hardly of called it a fair race since the Tiger is not all modded out.
 

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we did a bracket race
the old guy cut a .053 light and ran a 10.85 on a 10.84 dial in
i cut a .035 light and ran a 12.804 on a 12.80 dial in
 

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I saw a `66 GTO signed by Jim Wagner at a local show over the weekend. The guys with the car just could not emphasise enough how much different a Nation even is vs a local type show. They said they had a great conversation with Jim and got him to sign their car. Sweet deal!
 

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Jim is a real personable guy. He spends time chatting without rushing everyone who stops by and talks with him. I had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time with him in Carlisle and in Saratoga. Here a few pics of him signing my car and accepting one of our club T-shirts. I placed a clear bra over both of his signatures to preserve them.





 

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Here is a couple of pictures of the GeeTO Tiger in the Concourse room at the 08' Nationals with our club's window clingy in the passengers side window wing.

Dave Anderson Placed it there. Everywhere the Tiger goes our window clingy is there.


 
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