The Ultimate Pontiac GTO Picture Site By Sean
Mattingly. There's no bigger GTO image collection anywhere!
GTOAA Nationals in Columbus Ohio
The show was held July 3 - 7, 2000. The show cars were situated around
the Worthington Holiday Inn, which is a convention hotel. The hosting organization
was The GTO Association of Central Ohio chapter of GTOAA. Events included
judging of Popular Vote cars and Concours cars. A swap / parts area was
next door at the Sheraton hotel. There was a cruise to the drive-in movies
on July 4th, a model car contest, an impromptu evening burnout contest,
a poker run to the dragstrip, and awards ceremony at the end of the week.
All pictures were snapped by Sean & Mary Ann Mattingly. Thanks
to Tracy Kirk for loaning us a Polaroid digital camera.
INDY GTO ASSOCIATION CARS... One night we took our cars over to the nearby Imax Cinema. The building
is lit up with neon lights in every color. We got some spectacular photos!
'68 GTO hardtop white at Imax entrance
Imax GTOs front #1 club cars
Imax GTOs front #2 club cars
Imax GTOs front #3 club cars
Imax GTOs front #4 with club members
Imax GTOs rear of building #1 club cars
Imax GTOs rear of building #2 club cars
Imax GTOs rear of building #3 club cars
'68 GTO hardtop white near the Imax Cinema with neon window
reflections test shot #1
'68 GTO hardtop Imax test shot #2
'68 GTO hardtop Imax test shot #3 good
I highly recommend that you join a local GTO club and do a convoy to
the national shows. There's no better way to enjoy the GTO cars than with
a group of enthusiasts. While traveling, club members can help each other
with emergency car repairs. Like the one where my car was misfiring on
the Interstate. We all stopped and found that my rear spark plug wire had
pulled loose from the plug connector. The plug wire had wrapped around
the steering shaft knuckle, ripping it out. All I had to do was re-crimp
the plug wire's connector back on. Whew!
AT THE NATIONAL TRAIL DRAG STRIP... CLICK->
Drag strip #1, Showing some Goats at the line.
Drag strip #2, In the lanes waiting their turn.
Drag strip #3, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick warms up his tires.
Drag strip #4, Arnie signed this gold car.
Drag strip #5, And he's off!
Drag strip #6, A GTO prepares to race a silver Judge.
Drag strip #7, Green light!
Drag strip #8, Dragging on a hot day.
On drag day, a GTO owner had a faulty water pump that started leaking.
Normally, this is a very bad car trouble to have far from home. But thanks
to the GTO guys whom fixed it. They rushed to the auto parts store, then
came back and replaced his faulty water pump on the spot. When a fellow
GTO owner has a problem, others rush to the rescue...much like GTO paramedics!
If you have some interesting snapshots of the show, email them to me.
Or U.S. Mail them to me. I can return photos after scanning them. Just
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Spencer - "I can't believe how extensive the information is on the color coding for interior and exterior and the decoding of the VIN numbers. It's great."