The August 2014 issue of The Legend continues this very special year for the GTOAA, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original American factory muscle car.
On the cover of this month’s issue are Steve and Sarah Foster’s 1965 and 1967 “His and Hers” GTOs, two very different cars. The ’65 is a restoration, a Fontaine Blue on blue hardtop equipped with more than 30 factory options—tri-power, four-speed, Safe-T-Track rear, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, power windows and driver’s seat, tilt steering column, wood wheel, padded dash, console, Rally gauges, Rally I wheels on redline tires, AM/FM reverb, and rear window defroster. It took three years “and lots of blood, sweat and cash” to create what today is a show-winner.
The ’67 is a resto-mod, a professionally restored Starlight black on black equipped with a 550-hp Butler Performance 455, Demon 6-Shooter Tri-Power, Edelbrock heads, Ross forged pistons, hydraulic cam and rocker rollers, March serpentine pulley and drive belt system, MSD ignition, Doug’s headers, Magnaflow three-inch stainless exhaust, Canton oil pan, Hays flywheel, Centerforce clutch, Lakewood scatter shield, M22 rock-crusher four-speed, 12-bolt 3:55 posi rear, Wilwood four-wheel power disc brakes, Hotchkiss suspension upgrades, and Rocket 17-inch racing wheels. This 2011 GTOAA Concours Gold winner, which Steve and Sarah purchased from Rick Richardson through an ad in The Legend, features “laser straight panels and perfect fit.”
Steve and Sarah bring both GTOs to shows. Sarah drives the ’67.
Also in the August issue: “2013 Pontiac Museum GTOAA Regional Cruise and Show” with Mark Melrose of the Gateway GTO Association; “Pure Oil Performance Trials GTO” with Gordie Cowan; “Outlaw Run, Beyond the Book Series” with Jim Weicherding, “Memories of Hurst Performance, Part 14” with Dennis Kirban; “Mecum Indy 2014 Behind the Scenes” with A.S.E. Master Auto Technician Steve Schaeffer; and “Susquehanna Valley GTOs 2013 All-Pontiac Show” with Bill Vantuono.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the August 2014 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One! Happy 50th Anniversary, Pontiac GTO!