by Sean Mattingly.
1971 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> The interior of Troy's Castillian Bronze 1971 GTO hardtop is sandalwood.
CLICK-> Troy found this vintage style McDonald's across the street from his hotel while on the Ocean City October 2006 Cruise. Just for fun, let's see what I can research on the internet about this building. Just looking at the four numbers on the building, I can learn a lot of information. See the "3201"? This place is at 3201 Coastal Hwy (North Coastal Avenue) in Ocean City MD 21842. It is a Wi-Fi hotspot. Coastal Highway stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. They are seeking crew, hourly managers, and salary managers. The crew makes $6.50 to $7.50 per hour. The hourly managers make $7.25 to $9.50. The salary managers make $26,000 plus. They can get 401K, vacations, health insurance, paid holidays according to the Mcwebsite. The restaurant was done in a McDonald's retro design, similar to their designs of the 1950's. The stock exchange ticker symbol is MCD. As of 3/31/2006, the market value of the company was $43,178,324,200. Their annual revenue was 20.5 billion dollars. Their annual return on equity 17.73% The company headquarters of McDonald's Corp. is at 1 Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, Illinois. The road "Kroc" is named for founder Ray Kroc who started the chain in 1955. The corporation has 447,000 employees. Some researchers have estimated that one in every ten Americans has worked at a McDonald's at some point in their lives. See the little hamburger guy on the signs? His name is Speedee. He represents the company's "Speedee Service System" which pre-dates Ronald McDonald, the current mascot.
CLICK-> Here are some updated photos of Troy's Castillian Bronze 1971 GTO hardtop. He has since added new wheelwell moldings.
CLICK-> Close-up of those new moldings and the deep Rally II wheels.
CLICK-> Castillian Bronze 1971 GTO hardtop taken at a local dragstrip that just re-opened (75/80 Dragway in Urbana, Maryland).
CLICK-> Troy tells us more about the dragstrip, "It was closed for 3-4 years after being family owned for over 25 years. The ground didn't perk, so the new owner was unable to build houses. The result: new ownership and revival of our favorite Saturday Night! It's always fun as there is plenty of space for riding ATVs or mini-bikes for the kids. You can park at the fence and watch the races (great for our 69 convertible GTO!), walk the pits, talk to the racers, or sit on either side of the stands depending on the view/noise you prefer. The fast boys run 1/8 (8-9 sec. 1/4 mile cars) and everyone else runs the quarter. It's fun again in Urbana!"
CLICK-> Castillian Bronze 1971 GTO hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Ready for action. This is Dan Jensen's 455 HO powered 1971 T-37 sport coupe. This shot was taken at the Pure Stock Drags in Stanton, Michigan.
CLICK-> Gold 1971 T-37 sport coupe, front end view. These came stock with the hood retainer pins and cables.
CLICK-> Love the action photos! Here's Dan heating up his tires for his turn down the track at Mid Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Michigan. This track was then repaved in the late Fall of 2006 so it would be ready for a busy season of racing in 2007.
CLICK-> Paul Sanders shares this shot of a gold 1971 455 HO GTO with the optional Judge Stripes and wing in the staging lanes at the Pure Stock Drags in Stanton, Michigan. Look at all the other cool cars in the other staging lanes!
CLICK-> This Sundance Orange 1971 GTO was FOR SALE as of May, 2007. It is numbers matching except for the transmission. It has a 455ci engine under the hood! Ron says, "A lot of money was spent on this frame on restoration. Absolutely no Bondo! The only thing left to do on this car is paint. It details out to nice and shiny but the Endura bumper is starting to chip some."
CLICK-> Sundance Orange 1971 GTO hardtop, left front view. Nice Shot!
CLICK-> Sundance Orange 1971 GTO hardtop, left rear view. It has new 3 inch Flowmasters with Cross-X piping.
CLICK-> The 455 HO under the hood has been bored (472ci), stroked, and blueprinted by Rock and Roll Engineering in Grand Terrace, California. It pumps out 625 hp. Ron says, "This car eats Hemi's for breakfast."
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