Archive for December, 2007

2008 GTO wall calendars

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

2008 GTO calendar coverNew! 2008 GTO wall calendars are now shipping. Order one anytime from the main page of http://UltimateGTO.com

The car photos on the calendar were submitted by UltimateGTO.com website visitors. Most of the cars are newly-posted pics or new fresh pics that will be posted in 2008. Some are future “Picture Of The Week” cars. Here is the who’s-who of calendar car owners!

Jan: 1964 GTO, Thomas Englund
Feb: 1965 GTO, Tom Wolff
Mar: 1966 GTO, Joe Fish
Apr: 1967 GTO, Jim Dickson
May: 1968 GTO, Sean Mattingly
Jun: 1969 GTO, Jeff Klein
Jul: 1970 GTO, Elmer Falcon
Aug: 1971 GTO, Andre Rayman
Sep: 1972 GTO, Joe Lennox
Oct: 1973 GTO, Mike Connor
Nov: 1974 GTO, Bill Dunne
Dec: 2004 GTO, Carl Palmquist

Congrats!

This calendar is not a product of the General Motors Corporation. This is a published subjective review of good photos that have been contributed by various visitors of the UltimateGTO.com website. The Pontiac marks and their respective logos, emblems, slogans and vehicle model names and body designs are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors Corporation.

Bush Signs Automobile Fatality Act

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

This is an Ayn Rand Institute Press Release dated December 21, 2007

Irvine, CA–The energy bill that President Bush just signed into law
is a significant victory for environmentalists, who have long pushed
for such measures as expanded ethanol production. But the centerpiece
of the bill–for which environmentalists have been agitating for
years–is a major increase in automobile fuel economy standards, the
first such increase since 1975.

The law forces auto manufacturers to increase the average mileage of
cars, SUVs, and light trucks to 35 mpg by 2020. Currently, the
standard is 27.5 mpg for cars and 22.2 mpg for SUVs and light trucks.

It might seem obviously beneficial to decree that cars must use less
fuel. But according to Dr. Keith Lockitch, resident fellow at the Ayn
Rand Institute, “The new mileage standards will make cars more
expensive and more dangerous and will cause many more traffic
fatalities.

“Compelling automakers to achieve higher mileage forces them to
compromise automobile safety. To achieve fuel economy, they are forced
to make vehicles lighter and smaller. But lighter, smaller vehicles
are much more dangerous in an accident. Because the car absorbs less
of the crash impact, the passengers absorb it instead.

“The original Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, imposed
in 1975, have already led to a substantial increase in traffic
fatalities–an additional two thousand traffic deaths per year,
according to a 2002 study by the National Academy of Sciences. With
the new standard, manufacturers will be forced to downsize even
further all cars, as well as SUVs and light trucks. But these vehicles
will still be sharing the road with buses, delivery trucks, and
massive commercial trailer trucks. One shudders at the thought of how
much greater a risk Americans will face. Nevertheless,
environmentalists have continued to fight for higher fuel economy
requirements, consistently and cavalierly dismissing the risks and the
tragic consequences.

“Despite the drumbeat of constant assertions to the contrary, it is
far from a settled scientific fact that we face catastrophic dangers
from climate change. Yet, under the guise of protecting us from the
alleged dangers of global warming, environmentalists force upon us the
very real, provable dangers of increased auto injuries and deaths.
Clearly, what they value is something other than human well-being.”

Copyright (c) 2007 Ayn Rand(R) Institute. All rights reserved.

Pontiac GTO Tech – Antennas!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I get a lot of tech questions. A dude wrote in today to ask about 1968 antennas. He says,
“I have a ’68 parked on the site. I was browsing through the lot and I was wondering about the Quarter mounted Antenna. Is it only on the Convertibles or offered for both?”

For the antennas, I have seen a few on the rear quarter for ’68 and ’69. As far as I know, that’s where they mounted the antenna when it was a power antenna. If a check of the car’s PHS documentation showed a power antenna, I believe then it would be mounted in back. Here is a LeMans HT with one…

This comes from the ’68 new car brochure which is here,,,

http://ultimategto.com/art30.htm

Pontiac GTOs rule! What you said…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

I always enjoy reading comments from the visitors of UltimateGTO.com. Seeing that feedback continually gets me fired up about “The Great One”. Read a few and see if you don’t feel like kicking down the accelerator pedal on this great muscle car hobby!

Susan said “It’s really nice to have a place to go for comparison and appreciation of The “LITTLE GTO’s” “WHOOO…, WHOOO, WHOOOO!!!” As I will never forget my Dad taking me out for my first Drive at 16 years of age…, and him telling me…, this is 1st! Then his stomping on those THREE DEUCES!!! And the “WHOOO! WHOOO! WHOOO!!”

Pete is looking to find a 1965 GTO and said: “For my dad on his 60th birthday. When he was in college, he had his first ’65 taken from him – only three years after he bought it brand new. 40 years have passed and now I’m going to get it back for him. 1965 GTO hardtop, 389, tri-power, 4-speed, black interior, preferred exterior color blue/teal but not absolutely necessary, completely original or rebuilt with original parts, can deal with minor mods but no mods preferred, CLEAN/MINT/SHOWROOM or whatever you want to call it, big price tag doesn’t scare me. If you help me find this car, I will tell everybody it’s the best site I’ve ever visited.”

Ron said: “Had a 69 GTO in High School. My football jersey # was 69, although not relating to the car. At 51 years of age I am getting the urge for another GOAT. I know I could never find my original love or even if it still exist? I do search from time to time and it gets me all stirred up to get one. The one I had in the early 70s was a fully loaded coop with every option and the Hurst 4spd. This GOAT was plum purple with a black vinyl top. I bought the GOAT in Tulsa Oklahoma and it was sold from Arrowhead Motors in Glendale Arizona when I joined the Navy. I miss this old friend and if I can’t have her I will find another. Thanks for letting me bend your ear.”

Timothy said: “Well I think this site is just what all GTO people need…a place to come and dream, look at the others that are out there compare get ideas. Just to get my fix for the day, as the winter sets in and I have to park it I can open a window and drive some one else’s for awhile.”

Donnie likes to see: “Projects, parts cars, and of course the “oh crap, look what I found in grandma’s barn with a 100 miles on it”

Mr Sibraa said: “Greetings from Sydney Australia. I stumbled across your site one night by accident, and was immediately impressed. I have learnt some very useful things on GTO’s thanks to your informative site. All that I can say is that it must take an awful lot of work to maintain, the info contained on your site is most valuable, especially down under.”

Paul said: “When I first found the site I couldn’t believe my eyes. I found a 1965 GTO just like the one I had before I had to sell it when I first got married. It’s a great site just to look at and dream again when I was 21 again.”

John quickly typed: “My first visit…I am at work, so I can not be here very long…but come this weekend…I’ll be enjoying it much more without having to look over my shoulder.”

The Ultimate Pontiac GTO Picture Site at http://UltimateGTO.com has 15,225 car photos and adding more every week. Every photo is categorized and tagged for easy searching of color, body style, options, and even photo angle! Enjoy.