High Performance Pontiac had the pleasure of being a VIP at the National Parts Depot's 7th Annual All-GM Oktoberfest, which was held at Silver Springs Natures Theme Park, in Silver Springs, Florida, on October 6, 2012. A total of 550 show cars attended.
We were delighted to see that the Pontiac hobby is being kept alive at car shows like this, thanks to dedicated hobbyists, as well as organizations like the Florida G8 Car Club (www.facebook.com/groups/426541674063184), which fielded nine G8s, including two GXPs.)
We also extend our congratulations to Derek Stewart (shown here with his son, Jimbo) of Grand Island, Florida, who we awarded an Editor's Choice trophy to for his ultra-rare '09 Solstice GXP coupe. Look for a feature on it in an upcoming issue.
Fourth-Gen Shifter Boot Ring Redux
Hawks Third Generation is pleased to announce its reproduction shifter boot ring for '93-'96 and '97-'02 Firebirds and Trans Ams. According to company founder Bruce Hawkins, "These are made to OEM specs and fit perfectly! Even more, we constructed them from a much more durable plastic than the factory used in its OE boot rings, so ours last longer."
To order yours, call Hawks at (864) 855-2694 or visit it online at www.hawksthirdgenparts.com.
We Want to See Your Pontiac Press Photos
If you've been reading HPP for any length of time, you've likely noticed the vintage Pontiac press photos we incorporate in our articles from time to time. Issued by Pontiac's Public Relations department back in the day, we're able to obtain them through GM Media Archives (GMMA). Only a relatively small number of its Pontiac collection is cataloged with keywords, however, and that sometimes makes searching for photos difficult.
Original Pontiac press photos generally measure 8 by 10 inches and have a glossy finish. While most were printed in black and white, some were in full color. Most were marked with a GM Photographic File number on the reverse side that's either stamped in ink and/or handwritten. While GMMA continues cataloging its photos, if we can provide GMMA with a photo file number, oftentimes they can locate it for us quickly and easily.
That's where you can help. Do you have any vintage Pontiac press photos? If so, we'd be interested in hearing from you. We're looking to document as many original Pontiac photos as possible. You can send high-res images of the front and back of your photo(s) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If postal service is preferred, the photos can be sent to Pontiac Press Photo Program, Attn: Rocky Rotella, 9422 Granville Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128. Please be sure to package them carefully in a large envelope layered with rigid cardboard to prevent any damage. They'll be returned in the condition in which they arrive.