The October 2014 issue of The Legend features Sam Raplee’s 1964 hardtop, which he acquired in late 2004 in rather rough shape. Dubbed “Rocky Mountain Goat,” this GTO underwent a frame-on restoration. It’s equipped with a Tri-Power 389, wide-ratio four-speed, Safe-T-Track rear, Cragar SS wheels, and several factory options: Soft Ray tinted windshield, reverb radio, console, and deluxe steering wheel. Sam, a member of the Classic GTO Association of Denver, had the Goat painted in a 2002 Porsche/Volkswagen Dark Blue Pearl Metallic. The car’s original color, pale blue, could not be determined; the five-digit paint code on the data tag, according to Norm Warling, indicated a non-GTO color that could have been from any GM vehicle.
Also in the October issue: “Convention Corner 2015” with Doug Pulskamp, representing the Indy GTO Association and Pontiacs of Southeastern Indiana, host chapters for next year’s Nationals in Columbus, Indiana; “Heaven Sent GTO,” with Bill Vantuono; “Tiger Run Report,” with Frank Salerno; “Outlaw Run, Beyond the Book Series, Part 5,” with Jim Weicherding; “More Hurst Memories,” with Dennis Kirban; and “Little GTOs,” with Tim Sickle.
All this and more—and the new GTOAA Club Store, now operated by Custom Auto Apparel—in the October 2014 issue of The Legend, the only national automotive magazine devoted exclusively to Pontiac’s Great One! Happy 50th Anniversary, Pontiac GTO!