Saturday, July 26, 2008

POCI Convention

Hauled "The 1974 Chicago Auto Show Car" to the POCI Pontiac Convention in Spearfish SD.
Won 1st Place and received an overwhelming response from all who attended.
Had 4 photographers taking photo shoots of the car!
Tom Demuaro with High Performance Pontiac commented "That car really draws a crowd".
Jim Wangers signed his new book and on the page that mentions the Chicago show car he wrote "The Chicago Auto Show Car" is indeed the most famous pontiac show car ever!"
Met Rocky Rotella and found out that the distributor is pre HEI and only made between 1972-74 and that no other Super Duties had a unitized ignition. He also noted that the lugs on the car were anidized gold to go with the first gold honeycomb wheels. Rocky took pictures to go in his upcoming article on the "1976 50th anniversary edition" TA. I Found out through Rocky that the car was on the cover of June 1974 "Super Stock" magazine. I have always had a picture of that cover but thought it was a promotional poster. Thank you Rocky.
Met Larry Deroy a freelance photographer that actually saw the car at the Chicago Auto Show in 1974! Larry took lots of good photos of car.
Talked with Don Keefe about the car coming out in a future issue of " Smoke Signals". Don also took photos of car.
Had a great time and met alot of great people!

!!!NOTICE !!!!

Thank you,
Bob and Midtown Muscle

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Show Circuit

Year One Experience and the Bandit Run at Road Atlanta:We hauled the car to Braselton, Georgia to the Year One Experience May 16-18, 2008. It was a fantastic show. We received a 2 hour photo shoot with Thomas Demauro for several upcoming issues of High Performance Pontiac. It will be in an interview with John Schinella and in an issue talking about Year One Experience and Bandit Run. It will also be in an upcoming issue to update the December 2005 issue about our car (because so much more history has been uncovered since then). We also got a TV interview with Cruise Control TV about our car being at Road Atlanta 32 years ago at the 1976 Trans Am Territories and how much history the car has. Everyone there was amazed to see the car (very few people have seen the car since 1976).We felt like we stole the show! Met alot of nice folks! See Photos

A few questions came up at the show:
Someone remarked that the back glass trim was chrome-and-black (could be a one off)???
Distributor is an older electronic and SD cars didn't come that way???How many SD Blocks are completly unmarked???
Hope to answer these questions soon.

Coming Soon:
POCI Convention, Spearfish, South Dakota, July 8-12, 2008Trans Am Nationals, Dayton (Vandalia), Ohio, August 22, 23“World of Wheels” Kansas City, KS, Feb 2009