Well, we are jealous but at least Larry, as an old GTO fan, did not pan the car and understands what it is really about and the real connection to the old first ones. They really are more alike than different in spirit. It is what the GTO would have become had it survived. Man, looking for those production codes to change Monday. Meanwhile,:drink: :drink: :drink:
Yea, it helps protect the rotors against that surface rust that commonly gets on there. I'm surprised Holden hasn't joined the new fad of putting a plastic cover on all the wheels like I've seen many cars around here being shipped with.
Some observances as I look under the hood;
1) A factory strut tower brace. That's cool! I'm sure the aftermarket like Hotchkis, BMR and a few others will come out with better units, but from the factory that's cool.
2) On right hand drive Holden's, the brake power booster and master cylinder were on the right hand side which feeds the ABS and traction control modulator which are also on the passenger side fender. On the GTO, they moved the booster and master cylinder to the left side (obviously), but left the ABS modulator on the right side. You can see the brake lines routed along the back of the engine behind the intake plenum.
I don't think that glove compartment lid was broken. It could've simply been something needed repair or installation behind it and it's just easier to remove the whole thing.
Alcantara? Isn't that the village west of Ayers Rock and Uluru where baby Kangaroos are hunted stripped of their furs, flesh eaten and their thigh bones ground into a fine powder which is then inhaled by young Aboriginal warriors as a right of passage?
Dont sweat it man! You cant help what you cant control. You and all the other people that keep this site running, have kept most of us sane... This site has meant a lot to us. We could never thank you enough. I look forward to coming here sharing photos and stories about our cars for a long time to come!
We may wanna go out to Rochelle, IL. That is UP's new Global III yard. It is the most state of the art one out there. We can also watch one of the busiest crossings in the world where UP's mainline and BNSF's mainline cross at the "Diamond".
It takes more than just pictures to make a great site! Your not locking the thread shows you know how to put your members ahead of any battles with other sites. I normally don't go to the ultimategto site but if there are new pictures of the 04 GTO posted there or anywhere else I like to know it. I come to this site for "GTO information" and if that means you have to point me to another site so I get the very latest so be it! It just proves to me that I've made the right choice for my primary site that I visit every day for "all the information" on my GTO! Being 51 and buying a new GTO I'm kind of the outsider in my group so rather than defend my GTO at every drop of the hat I'm going to try and keep my friends (that own older GTO's) and let my GTO defend itself! If the car truly is as good as we all figure it is it will have no trouble proving itself. If not I won't be eating a lot of crow defending a vehicle I haven't even driven yet. Keep up the good work, this site is continuously growing as the result of making decisions like this one.
The un-named Clarkson, Hammond, and May Amazon show is no longer un-named and will be now known as The Grand Tour.
Anyone here have/had their own business and leased something in a strip mall type building (1k to 3k sqft)? Anything to try and avoid or steer away from based on lease terms?
I see that if it's not NNN then you would also pay taxes, utilities, maintenance and etc separately.
Most of my life I have wanted a high end full suspension mountain bike. I have a nice entry level mountain bike (Trek 800) which I like very much, but when this little gem came my way I didn't hesitate to snatch it up. It is 20 years old but looks like it has barely ever been riden. When new...