The January 2014 issue of The Legend kicks off a very special year for the GTOAA, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original American factory muscle car, the 1964 Pontiac GTO. On the cover of this month’s issue are not one, but two pristine examples of this icon of American performance car history: Joe and Lori Samuels’ Grenadier Red convertible and Starlight Black hardtop. Both of these beauties were purchased in late 2012. Each is equipped with the famous “three deuces and a 389.” The convertible features a Muncie wide-ratio four-speed transmission, power steering, and power brakes. The hardtop has been updated with a five-speed Tremec transmission. This car was originally purchased as a parts car for the convertible, but as Lori and Joe put it, “Once we purchased it and it was delivered, we fell in love with it. It was in such great shape that we couldn’t dismantle it for parts. Instead it has taken a place in our garage alongside the convertible. Living in Florida, we now have a GTO for all seasons! We think the 1964 Pontiac GTO is certainly one of the coolest muscle cars ever built and a joy to own. Thanks Pontiac!”
Also in the January issue: “Convention Corner 2014” with John Owoc of the Greater Pittsburgh GTOAA Chapter; “GTOAA . . . The Early Days” with Tim Dye, Director, Pontiac-Oakland Museum; “Memories of Hurst Performance” with Dennis Kirban; “The Beginning” with Tom Szymczyk, “1964 GTO Engines” with Jeff Lovich; “Fuelishness” with Randy Pribyl; and valuable information on magazine forwarding from GTOAA Membership Coordinator Beth Butcher.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the January 2014 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One! Happy 50th Anniversary, Pontiac GTO!