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Mike's Cameo Ivory 1964 GTO convertible gets to "stretch it's legs" on the strip occasionally! This picture was taken at the Jim Wangers All Pontiac Drags at Rock Falls Raceway in 2001. Mike's '64 was the only car in the country shown and raced at Iola, the GTOAA Nationals, the Jim Wangers All Pontiac Drags and the POCI Nationals in 2001- all in a 10 day period. CLICK->
Mike Champion gets to meet a few famous people in his travels... Here he is with Miss Hurst Linda Vaughn. CLICK->
Here is a shot of Miss Hurst Linda Vaughn in a vintage Hurst advertisement. She is wearing a gold suit and holding a "Hurst Authorized Outlet" sign. CLICK->
Miss Hurst Linda Vaughn in some kind of photo shoot in a Pontiac advertizing office. See all the photos on the wall. There's even one with a GTO on it. CLICK->
Another shot of Miss Hurst Linda Vaughn. CLICK->
Kev Staalesen bought this Alamo Beige 1964 4-door Tempest for $175. Kev says, "Don't laugh, it's paid for! AND RUNS GRR-REAT!! It's got a 6 cylinder with a single barrel carb, 3-on-da-tree manual transmission, super-nice interior and the exterior features the optional 'northern-lightweight' bodystyle (commonly known as rust-through!). This one even came with wheels ..a nice, complete set of Rally II's!" CLICK->
Rear end view of Kev's Alamo Beige 1964 4-door Tempest. CLICK->
Torch Red 1964 GTO convertible owned by Dave Standifer from Wichita, Kansas. CLICK->
Here is Ed Bailey working on his silver 1964 GTO back in 1971. This was sent in by his son Jay. Jay commented, "He's tuning up his sweet ol' 1964 GTO. Even got one of them classic tri-pod jacks in there! He still talks about that car today and says it was always one of his favorites. Unfortunately, he blew it up about a year later but at least having me on the way had nothing to do with it!" CLICK->
Here's a collection of old pictures of Michael Lacy's Root Beer (brown) 1964 GTO hardtop. Michael told this story, "Not long after school let out for the summer of 69, my wife and I packed the trunk with tools, spare parts and the Blue Streak tires. My lil brown goat sure looked funny with the stock rims and tires on the back and the air let out of the Hi-Jackers. One thing for sure, you donít want to drive on worn 12Ē in wide tires in the rain. With the route planned out, we started early one morning to North Dakota . I have to tell you, it was a blast tooling thru these little backwater towns waking up the citizenry and scaring the chickens, the only bummer was the local PDís. I actually got a ticket for going too slow in Utah. With the cop right behind me dying to catch me doing anything wrong, I thought I would go 20 in a 25 zone. Bad idea. Anytime we stopped for gas, a few of the locals would appear wanting to see under the hood. I never got tired of seeing the bulging eye, dropped jaw look on their faces when they saw those 4 x 2ís. Along the way we buried the speedo a couple of times on the interstate when a Roadrunner and a Corvette wouldnít leave us alone. Three days later we arrive in Jamestown and set to work detailing all that road grime off the undercarriage. Got the Blue Streaks back on and started running an ad in the local paper. I figured it might take 2-3 days to find some kid willing to spend all his dadís seed money. 3 months, a lot of bulging eyes and dropped jaws later, Iíve got to get back to California and back to school. I hadnít counted on one of the worst crop yields in the upper midwest harvest to dampen Dadís enthusiasm with juniorís California dream car. I think I was asking $5k in the beginning and ended up selling it for $700 to a kid from Bismark. I heard that he later totaled it doing burnouts with studded snow tires - one of the metal studs let go, punctured the gas tank and once more, KABOOOM!" CLICK->
View of Michael's Root Beer colored 1964 GTO hardtop from the right front. CLICK->
Here's the powerplant which is topped off with dual quad carbs. CLICK->
Here's Michael waiting for some action. This is a neat vintage photo. He's parked beside some business, but the name isn't obvious to me. Oh, wait. It's Eddy's. EDDY'S. How could you miss that? CLICK->
Marimba Red 1964 GTO sport coupe owned by Jay Walker from Shady Shores, Texas. Jay commented "This car is a PHS documented Tri-power, 4-speed car but the orginal engine was long gone. The car was drag raced extensively during the 60s & 70s. Since it could never be original, we had a little fun with it. Looks like an Old Goat but drives & handles like a slot car! CLICK->
Marimba Red 1964 GTO sport coupe. Here's some specifications. DRIVETRAIN: Kim Barr Racing balanced & blueprinted 455HO engine, Tri-Power, 670 heads w/ Stainless Valves (pistons & heads worked to 9.6:1 compression), Ram Air exhaust manifolds, 2 1/2 exhaust, dual chamber Flowmasters, Muncie 4 Speed, Centerforce clutch, Auburn Posi rearend. FRONT SUSPENSION: stock A arms, PST polygraphite bushings, HO Engineering coils and 1 3/8' Sway Bar, Z/28 close ratio steering box, KYB gas shocks, stainless steel brakes discs, 17' x 7' Torque Thrust IIs. REAR SUSPENSION: tubular trailing arms, PST polygraphite bushings, HO Engineering coils and 1 3/8' sway bar, KYB gas shocks, Auburn Posi (3:08 Ratio), stainless steel brakes discs, 17' x 9' Torque Thrust IIs. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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