This is refreshing!Jeff Harper said:04-05 owners/GTOAA members:
I'm one of the "older generation" guys, but that's my car as I'm not too much older than what I think most of you are. I, for one, was glad to see a good showing of the new cars, and you the owners participating.
One thing I have learned about car shows and the people that enter them is that no matter if it is a all-makes or very specific (such as the GTOAA convention) show, there will be people that have to act as if some of the cars are not worthy. Of course those same people will think that the show revolves around them and their cars. So my advice is to expect them wherever you drive or show your cars. There are people who show in the concours that will never walk over to the popular vote cars and enjoy them. I think that many of these people have forgotten that a GTO is meant to be driven and enjoyed, while 04-05 owners are living this anew. I have spent 6+ years restoring my 70, and no matter how nice a condition I get this car to, I will drive it. I will drive it brutally hard and bring a smile to my face.
Stay with the GTOAA, encourage other 04-05-0? owners to join, start a chapter, become an officer in the club, and furthermore. POCI is a great club as well, full of great people, so check them out. I enjoyed looking at your cars as much as the older cars and I hope Pontiac continues to make them better and produce them for many years to come. And I hope to see you all at the GTOAA convention again.
I'm only kidding of course. I met a bunch of great classic owners including a few who had new cars as well.MatadorRed69 said:I never got over how many psuedo 04-05 GTO's there were. Bunch of Wanabeess! Come on everyone knows what a real GTO looks like! None of this Made in Australia BS. A real car is made by the quality workers in the good old US of A! Damn imports!LOL.
The owner isn't afraid to run that 67 either - he won the burnout contest hands down and was running mid-high 13s in the heat - it is very nice. The tri-power pictured just laid down 391 HP to the rear wheels today. Needless to say, he has a little more than the stock 389 in there (topped my 455 by 50 hp!)dcbingaman said:There were a BUNCH of gorgeous Judges and other vintage goats on hand.....I saw a gold 1967 model with Crager Mags I would have traded my 2004 AND left nut for, but he probably wouldn't make that deal ! Anyway here are some more photos......I think there were more tri-power 389's there than Pontiac ever made !!
Jeff Harper said:there will be people that have to act as if some of the cars are not worthy. Of course those same people will think that the show revolves around them and their cars..................................................................................................... And I hope to see you all at the GTOAA convention again.