Pontiac Performance History, Part 1
A brief history of Pontiac performance from mid 1950's to 1960. Jim Wangers
describes historical milestones. Jim Wangers was responsible for providing
a 1964 GTO to Car & Driver with a special 421 engine instead of 389.
Amazing performance but not a true production model.
Jim Wangers' GeeTO Tiger at the 2011 Jim Wangers GTOAA Drags
Jim Wangers brought out the infamous 1966 GeeTO Tiger drag car to the 2011
GTOAA Jim Wangers Drags held at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, OR. Driver,
Dave "Big Injun" Anderson put on the "Beat the Tiger" program and won 2 of
his 3 match races.
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.
Big Sounds of the GeeTO Tiger - GM Proving Grounds 1965
Posted by Request! This 1965 45rpm record is on the Colpix label #SPEC-773
and is the flipside of GeeTO Tiger by the Tigers. Cuts: Inside the
Experimental Garage, At the Ride and Handling Loop, On the High Speed
Cicular, Panic Stops on the Brake Pad, and The Standing Quarter Mile.
Jim Wangers Special Edition Pontiac GTO Revealed Ahead Of Official SEMA Debut
Big Three Performance of Green Bay, Wisconsin reveals the limited edition,
one-of-fifty Jim Wangers Edition Pontiac GTO at their second annual car
show. The car is set for an official debut at SEMA, but Big Three
Performance, which did much of the work to the car, surprised media and
bystanders by taking the covers off it before the SEMA debut. Jim Wangers,
the "Godfather of the GTO", started up the car, a tribute to him, and
revved the motor near te end of the video.
1967 Pontiac GTO Thom McAn Sweepstakes Car
Special Order "Tiger Gold" paint
Power Brakes w/ Front Discs
Custom Sport steering wheel
Red fender liners
Reproduction code 524 GTO walnut shift knob
Saf-T-Track HD Posi rear end
Ride & Handling package
Rally 1 wheels
Door edge guards
Prepared by Milt Schornack of Royal Pontiac
Awards & Documentation:
Cover/feature car, High Performance Pontiac magazine, December 2007
2007 GTO Nationals Concours Gold Award
Invitee, Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance
PHS Letter of Authenticity
Mecum High Performance Auction Kissimmee FL Jan. 24-26 2008
73 Pontiac Kicked Off The Track
My friend gets himself in trouble at a drag strip with his street car.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/