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The Lesser GTO?

November 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In 2004 GM imported an Australian muscle car and sold it to the US as the Pontiac GTO.  It was 40 years after the original GTO was first introduced to the world.  The GTO may not have been the retro-mobile along the lines of the upcoming Camaro or the new Challenger, but it was true […]

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GTO 0-60 in 4.1 Seconds!

October 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This October 23rd was another trip to the strip for the GTO.  The location for tonight’s racing was the Texas Raceway in Kennedale and is billed as “the FASTEST little racetrack in Texas“.   It was a cool autum evening with temperatures dipping into the 50s at race time.  Thursday nights at the Texas Raceway […]

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Tags: Drag Racing · GTO · Racing

GT500KR vs GTO

September 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on GT500KR vs GTO

For those of you who don’t know the GT500KR is a Carroll Shelby version of the GT500.  The GT500KR is a Mustang GT with 540hp coming from its supercharged 5.4 liter V8 engine.  Each GT500KR starts its life off as a simple GT500 and then is sent to Las Vegas to Carroll Shelby’s speed shop […]

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Tags: Cars · Ford · GT500KR · GTO · Mustang

What happens when you sell a GTO?

September 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on What happens when you sell a GTO?

This summer I purchased my GTO from a fellow automotive enthusiast.  For the sake of this article we will call this guy “Ronny”.  The fact that Ronny had a 2006 GTO 6-speed told me a lot about him as a car buyer.  People don’t buy 400hp Pontiacs on accident.  Guys don’t drive down to their […]

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Tags: AMG · Cars · E63 · GTO · Mercedes

0-60 in 4.3 Seconds

September 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

0-60 times are used all over the automotive media as a benchmark for measuring a car’s performance.  The magazines will publish varying times for each cars.  This leads to the wildly inaccurate sport of bench racing. There are numbers that the magazines publish and then there are the numbers that cars and normal drivers can […]

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GTO VS the Automotive Press

July 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Car of the Day is driven by my obsession of cars.  My obsession of cars is fueled by every time I get in my car.  While on the road I have time to focus on the other cars around me and cars I’d like to be driving. Since I’ve been driving the GTO it […]

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Cars Night Out

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This past Wednesday Evening my GTO and I partook in a GTO get together that then moved to a local auto meet up all kinds of car enthusiasts.  The GTOs actually had the best showing of a single model.  It was a blast meeting other GTO owners and seeing what they are doing with their […]

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The Wind in your Hair

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There’s that “wind in the hair feeling” that people say they have when they are enjoying their car or motorcycle.  I’ve been enjoying that feeling with my new GTO.  I don’t think that feeling has anything to do with wind or hair.  It is about everything in life lining up and making sense.  It is […]

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Tags: 320i · BMW · Cars · GTO · Pontiac

The GTO is THE Car of the Day

June 13th, 2008 · 11 Comments

The GTO is the car of the day and will continue to be the COTD for some time since I now have one my garage.  After years of following the Pontiac GTO and its rebirth with the 350hp LS1 to the next year with 400hp LS2 and the subsequent addition of the dual exhausts and […]

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The Holden Monaro

June 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Holden Monaro

 The Pontiac GTO actually didn’t start its life as an American car.  It is an import from Australia.  The Holden Monaro is how the car is known “Down Under”.  The Holden Monaro is built under the GM corporate umbrella.  When GM was looking to bring a rear wheel drive coupe to the American market Bob […]

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Tags: Cars · GTO · Monaro · Pontiac

The Test Drive – 2006 GTO

June 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Test Drive – 2006 GTO

Today I had the good fortune to test drive an enthusiast’s GTO.  The nice thing about the enthusiast and a test drive with one is that they want you to really “test out” the car.  The owner even had secluded test drive route where a person could really wring out a GTO without worrying about […]

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Tags: Cars · GTO · Pontiac

400hp for $20k – The LS2 powered GTO

June 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A few years ago GM tested the American market by bringing over one of their Australian models.  GM slapped a Pontiac logo on it and called it the GTO. The GTO was panned by most consumers and the automotive press.  If you were reading the reviews when the 2005 GTO with the 400hp LS2 hit the […]

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