Once the racing concluded on Saturday, Steve threw a big party at the track that included a barbeque and other activities. It was a chance to celebrate the day's happenings, wind down and relax a bit, and then get recharged for Sunday's Musclecar Heaven Drags & More 4, which would pit Pontiacs against the musclecar world.
On Sunday, Steve fired up his AA/F dragster, a ritual that has become an almost annual occurrence that never fails to draw a crowd, and there was more racing and showing, this time with representatives from all the other musclecar camps. When the dust cleared, "Old Man" Jim Taylor in his '64 Tempest represented the Pontiacs well by winning Bracket 1.
After reading about all this action at the 2006 Pontiac Heaven, you may be inspired to join in the fun for 2007. If that is the case, make note of the fact that Pontiac Heaven Drags & More IX will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2007, followed as always by Musclecar Heaven Drags & More 5 on Sunday, April 1. For more information, contact Steve Barcak at email@example.com or visit www.pontiacheaven.org.
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Mark and Jeff Kauffman of...
Mark and Jeff Kauffman of Kauffman Racing Equipment were new sponsors this year and even brought their 511-cube, billet-headed, 14-71 blown, alcohol-sniffing Firebird door-slammer down from Ohio. Mark made a few 11/42-track passes with one close call when the car took a hard left toward the wall, but he was able to save it, much to everyone's relief.
Randy Williams' '73 Trans...
Randy Williams' '73 Trans Am won three classes, Best Special Interest, Best Project, and Best Modified, and was runner-up in a fourth, Best Daily Driver. He had so many trophies, Steve (right) had to help and hold two of them for the photo.
A '66 GTO pedal car sits next...
A '66 GTO pedal car sits next to its owner Mark Gacy's like-hued '64 GTO.
Ernie Keppler's '78 Catalina...
Ernie Keppler's '78 Catalina packs a few sleeper surprises under the hood and elsewhere that put it in the 12s on the motor. Look for a feature on this one in a future issue.
Dil Brandow's blown '66 GTO...
Dil Brandow's blown '66 GTO ran a 9.47 at 145.9 mph and a 9.48 at 145.3 mph on Sunday during the Musclecar Heaven event.
Bob Willoughby Jr.'s '76 GP...
Bob Willoughby Jr.'s '76 GP was a standout in the show area. You don't see too many mid-'70s models in this condition anymore.