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March '19

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54 THE SHOP MARCH 2019 Pontiac racer, tuner, engine builder and restorer in the Eastern United States. He still has a 1963 Tempest four-cylinder racing car and a collection of Pontiac Super-Duty 421 and SD-455 Catalinas and Firebirds, as well as several GTOs. He's retired now, but Nunzi continues to help Pontiac fans through his website (www.nunzipontiac.com). He can supply technical help or find rare parts for a Pon- tiac through his many connections. The website also features videos from track sessions and photos of the wild projects that Nunzi is working on in his retirement. Butler Performance Butler Performance of Lawrence- burg, Tennessee (www.butlerperformance. com) is a shop known for its knowledge of Pontiac V-8s. The Butler family loved to drive and race cars with high-quality, cutting-edge parts that won races. The shop has been involved with Pontiacs for more than 50 years. Its heritage started with classics like GTOs and Trans Ams as it evolved into a high-profile speed shop. Butler race engines have appeared on TV shows and its customers include celebrities, sports stars, professional racers and thou- sands of talented car enthusiasts. The shop's staff consists of former engine builders, shop owners and racing and engine enthusiasts who have the needed knowledge. Butler employs people with a love of muscle cars, classic cars and racing cars. The company moved to a new, larger location in 2015. The extra space provides more warehouse space for inventory, and the machine shop expanded to include a block cleaning room and paint booth. All engines are tested in a state-of-the-art dyno center. Greg's Speed Shop This shop from Waupaca, Wisconsin (www.gregsspeedshopllc.com) was featured in a recent issue of THE SHOP (November 2018) and has tremendous knowledge of Pontiac restorations. Owner Greg Stelse races a 1957 Pontiac Chieftain called The Joker and also owns a customized Pontiac Streamliner fastback. Recent restoration projects include the rebuilding of a 1955 Pontiac V-8 engine and TLC work on a Grand Prix. Greg's recently erected a new building that will have clear glass wall panels so cus- tomers can watch their cars being worked on. Stelse also has plans to section off an engine shop so that Dave Sarna—a former Fox Valley Technical College automotive technology instructor—can rebuild Pontiac V-8s and other motors. Sarna has driven a Land Speed Record Pontiac Firebird to Pontiac swap meet vendors sell all kinds of parts. The Ames Performance trailer is decorated with Pontiac graphics. The Oaklander magazine is a good place to find Oakland parts according to Wayne Koffel, known as the world's only full-time Oakland mechanic. Original Parts Group has several Pontiac catalogs including a holiday issue. LOYAL COMPANIONS

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