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xoxoxoBruce 03-22-2017 09:08 PM

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Information has been released a drip at a time to build the hype, but it's supposed to be 200 lbs lighter than the 707 hp Hellcat, and in the neighborhood of 1000 hp. Keep in mind this was a factory prepared car for it's grand debut so not a guaranty of the same performance by the one you buy next year.

BigV 03-22-2017 10:54 PM


xoxoxoBruce 03-23-2017 06:19 PM

You can tell by this original 1965 commercial, it took awhile for Pontiac to figure out the GTO’s target demographic.
The Mad Men envisioned their customers as the sporty married professionals in the commercial.
Pretty quick they found out the GTO’s real buyers were more likely to be found at the drag strips and drive-ins.

Pontiac ad man Jim Wangers knew, so he arranged for the GTO song to be produced, with Ronny and the Daytonas.

Gravdigr 03-25-2017 04:17 PM

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Man, I hate when that happens.

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BigV 03-26-2017 09:45 PM

Honestly, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Those tires and wheels are huge and heavy and they're obviously held on by the (relatively) tiny spindle. They get a LOT of movement, it seems like an obvious weak point.

I bet he stuck the landing though!

xoxoxoBruce 03-30-2017 09:14 PM

This is a cut-away of a 1948 Packard 327 ci, flathead, straight eight.

Would you like to see/hear that engine with a blower in a rat rod?

BigV 03-30-2017 10:15 PM


Pamela 04-02-2017 08:28 PM

Was that gear whine or a noisy blower? And where did that guy learn to shift? IMO he needs more practice.

Gravdigr 04-03-2017 04:05 PM

It was a blown Packard straight-8. But he might have had a gear drive instead of timing belt.

I liked watching the shifter move around with the drivetrain.

xoxoxoBruce 04-05-2017 07:15 PM

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Beer trucks...

BigV 04-05-2017 08:16 PM

that gps voice we all laugh at... it's laughing now.

xoxoxoBruce 04-05-2017 10:18 PM

I've seen so many pictures of Jones Street with trucks, tour busses, even limos hung up, I don't understand why it still happens.

xoxoxoBruce 04-07-2017 09:02 PM

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1917, war mood, buy one for your state militia. :rolleyes:

Gravdigr 04-08-2017 03:58 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 04-08-2017 04:01 PM

Sounds right, a 7 passenger touring would cost at least that today. :thumb:

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