... PICTURE SET CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE CLICK->
This photo was taken in 1980 in Oklahoma City on a road that led to I-35. The road was closed due to construction work. Ken thought this would be the perfect place to do a few stress-relieving burnouts in his '68 GTO while in college. CLICK->
That day, Ken's friend was with him doing burnouts in his '69 Chevelle. Notice the Endura delete (chrome) bumper on the '68 GTO. The GTO emblem can clearly be seen in this photo. Like Ken always says: "Life is one big smokey burnout after another." CLICK->
This is a super-secret picture of what the 2068 GTO RamAirCraft will look like. This was our Picture Of The Week for 4/19/98. CLICK->
Greg Rothe contributes this low angle shot. This was our Picture Of The Week for 5/3/98. He has just finished this GTO after a 4 year frame off resto. He has owned the car since May of 1974. Good work, Greg! CLICK->
1968 GTO. This color is called House Of Colors Candy Blue Pearl. Wow! This was our Picture Of The Week for 8/23/98. Bill's car was red, see other pictures. CLICK->
We have some before and after pictures from Bill A. from Buffalo New York. It is a 1968 car with the 400 automatic transmission and 4.11 gears. Here you see the old quarterpanels that Bill chopped off the car. CLICK->
Bill shows us what his 1968 GTO looks like with the panels removed. This is a view people seldom get to see unless they hang around a body shop. Note in the picture you can also see some black panels leaning against the wall. CLICK->
Here is what the '68 GTO looks like when you weld the new panels into place. CLICK->
Bill shows us the engine compartment of his 1968 GTO. He says it was done by Jim Butler who bored it 60 over and also ported and polished the #62 heads. CLICK->
Frank's 1968 GTO was our Picture Of The Week for 10/11/98. Frank tells us: "I hope you like the way it came out. It took almost 5 years. It is the first time I've been involved in such a project and I'm glad it's over. I have shown the GTO 3 times in the 3 weeks it's been done and I have 2 trophys including one today from the Nutmeg chapter of the P.O.C.I. I have been looking for a 68 GTO model. If you know where I can obtain one please let me know." Frank's whole restoration can be seen in the frame-off restoration pages.
Looking back at history, this was a busy week in 1998. This was the week that Britney Spears' recording career took off. It started with her first debut teen pop hit "Baby One More Time" going straight to #1 on the Hot 100 chart. CLICK->
This was our outstanding Picture Of The Week for 11/22/98 from Eddie Byas Jr. It's a 1968 GTO. CLICK->
Here is another picture of Eddie's 1968 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
This was our Picture Of The Week for 4/25/99. It was sent in by frequent photo contributor Stanley Kaminski. You've got to click on this one!
Looking back, April of 1999 was a busy week for musical artists. On April 28, 1999 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also, the band Aerosmith visited Columbine High School shooting victim Lance Kirklin in a Colorado hospital before a concert in Denver, Colorado. Kirklin was one of 28 wounded in the April 20 shooting, 13 others were killed. CLICK->
This was our Picture Of The Weekfor 7/11/99. Patriotic bikinis for July. It was sent in by Jeff Mott. The car belongs to Steve Austin. It's a 1968 400 C.I. 350 horsepower with Hurst 4-speed and 3:55 Safe-T-Track. The original color is Verdoro Green. CLICK->
This was our Picture Of The Week for 1/23/00. It is from Michael Quick in Corpus Christi, Texas. He bought this car in 1991 for a grand total of $250. It had an Olds 455 engine and Turbo 400 transmission. The same guy had a 1970 455 with a short shaft Turbo 400 that he bought for an extra $200 (running motor). Michael says he did a ground up restoration on the GTO, which only showed 98,000 miles at the time. He kept the original glass (except windshield) and the original door panels and headliner. The body was rust free and solid. It had been a Montana car. Michael's dad owned a Pontiac dealership from 1966 to 1992, so he virtually grew up in the shops there. Current specs on the car:
Bored .030 over 455 with TRW pistons, large Crane cam,
Eldebrock Heads and Intake, Holley 850 carburetor,
Holley electric fuel pump, hi-volume oil pump,
HEI distributor with MSD-6AL box and Blaster coil,
built Turbo 400 (using J.W. Racing parts), 2000 rpm stall converter,
3.90 12-bolt with Richmond gears and Auburn posi, Hop-Stop bars,
2 ½ inch exhaust all the way back with crossover tube,
1970 4 core radiator and shroud, 15x7 Rally II wheels,
Hide-Away headlights with blacked out grilles, open hood scoops,
Rally gauges and tach, power steering and power disc brakes.
GM Torch Red paint with black interior.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Paul Alexander Klopf (paul.klopf.@dewr.gov.au) - "I own the Australian version of the new GTO and simply they have nothing on the originals. Thanks for your help mate."