The quality of the show cars was at an all-time high for this event. The HPP Editor’s choice award went to Jeff Lepines’ beautiful ’67 GTO convertible with polished Hurst wheels, while Best of Show went to another GTO convertible, the customized ’64 entered by Chili. Hot and spicy, indeed! The action continued on Sunday with Steve Barcak’s Musclecar Heaven event.

If you want to enjoy the sunshine and camaraderie with other Pontiac fans, drag racers, and their cars, put the 15th annual Pontiac Heaven event on your calendar for April 5-7, 2013. For more info, contact Steve Barcak at (480) 899-7873 or email

Pontiac Heaven 2012 Show Results

Best of Show Chili 1964 GTO
Favorite Catalina/Ventura Al Coloman 1964 Catalina
Favorite GP Andy Green 1967 GP
Favorite Firebird ‘67-’69 Erica Painter 1967 Firebird
Favorite Firebird ‘70-73 Norm Haas 1973 Firebird
Favorite Firebird ‘74-’78 Marco Ramirez 1974 Firebird
Special Interest Dewayne Neitzel 1918 Oakland
Favorite Project Mark Leischer 1963 Catalina Gasser
Best Engine Mark Greenwell Twin-turbo 428/’66 Chevy van
Best Paint Larry Stetz 1970 GTO
Arizona Pontiac Power Group Awards
Best Modified Lloyd Hahn 1955 Safari
Favorite Driver Keith Collier 1961 Tempest
Low ET Vince Mayeda Alcohol Funny Car
Arizona POCI Chapter #29 Awards
Favorite Bonneville Jim & Karen Zeivel 1961 Bonneville
Favorite GTO Larry Hinkle 1966 GTO
Favorite Trans Am Aaron Wade 1978 Trans Am
Favorite LeMans/Tempest Dave Fishgold 1972 LeMans
Best Restored Tom Locke 1971 GTO
Cactus GTOs’ Best GTO Awards
1964-65 Gordie Cowen 1964
1966-67 Mark Avakian 1966
1968-69 Patrick Fykes 1969
1970-74 Don Hodd 1970

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