CLICK->NEW POST The 2008 GTOAA International Convention was held July 15th through the 17th in Saratoga Springs, New York. Saratoga Springs is an area of 29 square miles, located 1/2 hour north of the state capital of Albany, NY. This white 1964 Tri-Power GTO convertible was one of the many GTOs which attended the event. This photo is from Craig George, a longtime UltimateGTO.com website helper. If you also attended this meet and would like to share some of your photos, send them to this website using the Self-Upload Page. CLICK->NEW POST Here is a close-up of the Tri-Power engine. The owner has reproduced all the factory markings on the firewall. Photo by Craig George, who is a member of the Indy GTO Association. CLICK->NEW POST A shot of the engine from the right side of the car. Nice. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST Burgundy 1964 GTO convertible participating in the autocross event. Photo taken by Robin Proffitt. CLICK->NEW POST Craig George snapped this photo of a black 1965 GTO Sport Coupe. It has red pinstripes, Cragar Wheels, and a Tri-Power engine. The events at this meet included: The Jim Wangers Invitational Drag Race at Historic Lebanon Valley Dragway, Pedders Suspension Autocross Sanctioned by the SCCA, Indoor GTO Concours Display, Featured GTO display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum and more.
CLICK->NEW POST Here is a close-up of the Tri-Power engine in this 1965 GTO. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST And the other side of the engine. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST One of the black 1965 GTO convertibles inside for Concours judging. This car was modified with a set of Cragar wheels with spinners mounted on white lettered tires. Other than that, the car appears to be stock. Saratoga Springs had a lot to offer visitors in 2008 during the Meet – the natural mineral springs, the Saratoga Race Course, museums and historical landmarks. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST Coverage of the 2008 GTOAA International Meet continues with this photo of a well-restored engine compartment. It takes a lot of hours to make old hardware look brand new. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST Craig George's Teal Turquoise 1965 GTO was seen at the show. He has some display signs that explain the unusual story behind the frame-off restoration of this car. We have several more images of this car when it was the featured "Picture Of The Week" on the main page of UltimateGTO.com in February of 2008. CLICK->NEW POST Here is a 1965 GTO with non-tinted windows. The car is seen inside the convention hall with Hurst wheels. Each car's tires were put upon a piece of wood. The purpose of these pieces of wood was debated by onlookers. Does the bottomside of the wood protect the floor? Or does the topside of the wood protect the rubber tires? Since wood is harder and rougher than rubber, it stands more of a chance of marring, scratching, or denting a soft tiled floor than a rubber tire would. Floor tile is inherently made to be super durable, even fireproof! You can't say that for the wood. So what would the wood do? ...besides mar the shiny floor surface when someone turns a steering wheel to straighten it up? CLICK->NEW POST The interior in this Iris Mist GTO is white. It has a manual transmission with a console. The console has a manifold vacuum gauge on it. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST A Tri-Power in an Iris Mist colored GTO. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST Another shot of the Tri-Power engine. Photo from Craig George. CLICK->NEW POST Look at all the cars in this building. They all have their hoods and trunks open for viewing. Some of the many events at this meet included: Daily Performance and Technical Seminars, Women’s Retreat Day and Events, and a Charity Silent Auction. This photo is from Craig George.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Jeffrey N. Meyer (Jefflerna.@ucd.net) - "I'm out here in the middle of the Pacific on the Island of Guam. I'm a GTO/Pontiac fan! Ever since my Dad owned a Green '68 GTO when I was young. There are 2 GTO's on this Island of 150 thousand people, I've seen or heard of a black '69 convertible, and heard of a (story) of a '64 stashed away somewhere. So maybe if I get rich someday (hee,hee) or if I go back to the states. I'll certainly buy a '68 or a '69 GTO!"