The November 2014 issue of The Legend features Tom Kennedy’s Midnight Green 1969 convertible, a survivor that he and his wife Debra found in Seattle in 2012. It was described in its sales ad as a “gorgeous original 1969 Pontiac GTO convertible, manual transmission, 42,000 actual miles, car is original, stored in a heated hangar. Looks as new, drives as new.” Tom says that when he finally saw the car, “it was better than I had imagined or that Mike (the owner) or the inspector (AIM Mobil Inspection) described. This car could be put back on the showroom floor. It is hard to imagine that a 43-year-old convertible could have the original top, paint, and carpet that looked as new. But if you meet Mike you will understand that the car was parked in an airplane hangar right outside his office, and he looked at it every day through a window. When he walked past the car, if it wasn’t covered, he had a towel in his hand to remove any blemish.” The GTO is now housed in a custom-built, two-story Williamsburg-carriage-style heated and air-conditioned facility appropriately dubbed “The Garage Mahal.”
Also in the November issue: “Convention Corner 2015” with Bill Sanders, representing the Indy GTO Association, which, with the Pontiacs of Southeastern Indiana, is co-hosting next year’s Nationals in Columbus, Indiana; “Quarter-Mile With The Judge,” with Frank Fregiato; “Outlaw Run, Beyond the Book Series, Part 6,” with Jim Weicherding; “More Hurst Memories,” with Dennis Kirban; “2004 W40 Option” with Chris Winslow; and “Indy Fund Update,” with Denny Deal.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the November 2014 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One! Happy 50th Anniversary, Pontiac GTO!