Owner Bio: Dan JensenAnyone who's been in the Pontiac hobby sometime during the last 20 years has most likely heard of Portland, Michigan's Dan Jensen. Dan and Bob Boden have been running the Pure Stock Musclecar Drags. Held annually at Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Michigan, the "Pure Stocks," as they are known, have become a great place for musclecar fans of all marques to come together and race. Visit www.purestockdrags.com for info on this year's event.
Dan, 49, has been racing for the last 30 years, and after 22 years as an accountant for TRW, he now builds and restores engines for musclecars. His T-37 is a clone, built so he could retire his original 455 H.O.-powered '71 T-37 post coupe from active racing. "I had my eye open for another post coupe so I could clone it as a 455 H.O. car, and in the fall of 2004, I bought this 350 two-barrel automatic coupe," he says. "I consider these '71 455 H.O. T-37s to be Pontiac's late-model lightweights."
In addition to the two T-37s and his first car, a '71 GTO, he also has Jim Mattison's '95 Firebird Formula show car, a prototype of the '95/'96 Comp T/As and WS-6 Firebirds. Additionally, he owns an '05 GTO and is cloning a '69 350 H.O. Tempest coupe. Past Pontiacs include a '70 R/A-IV Judge; a '71 455 H.O. LeMans (1 of 3); a '74 SD-455 T/A; a '74 SD-455 Formula; a '70 four-speed 455 Grand Prix; and a '72 "GTO'd" 455 H.O. station wagon.