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Old 04-18-2007   #1
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The HPP Article Is Here....

I got my copy in the mail this morning, so you subscribers out there.... it should be arriving soon. Newsstand arrivals should start in about two weeks.

It's a very good 5-page article by Christopher Phillip in an interview-like format with Lou. Love the title.... "It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Bird That Was Inspired By A Plane! How The USAF Blackbird Influenced The '87-92 Trans Am GTA"

Good images too.... they even used the shot of Lou with his GTA Source Page cap. Story-wise there's a bit more detail in places that what we have here on The Source Page, but for the most part it's about the same story.

Still, it's great to have some mainstream press for us GTA owners and enthusiasts.
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Old 04-22-2007   #2
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Wifey picked me up a couple of copies while she was at B&N today. I can't wait to read the article. I was also on the HPP website to get myself a subscription and noticed that they had a TECH article last month about the GTA as well.
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Old 04-22-2007   #3
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

I went to Borders today and I was looking for this HPP magazine. I could not find it so I am unsure of Borders even sells that magazine. However, I did find a magazine called "GM High-Tech Performance" and I am unsure of the date of that magazine but it does say it can only be on sale until May 15, 2007. While I was looking in that magazine, I saw an article in there that features a 1988 GTA complete with some photographs. The 1988 GTA in there is bright red. I did not buy this magazine, just thought that it was something to mention on this site in case anyone is interested in that. Yumiko
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Old 04-22-2007   #4
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

I got to read it! It was really cool and there were a few mentions of the GTA Source in there. It was awesome. So awesome that I had my wife buy two copies. One for me to keep intact and another for me to pull the article out of the magazine to display at shows. I'm going to have to go out and get that other magazine now Yumiko. Thanks for the info about it.
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Old 04-22-2007   #5
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Here is the magazine on a link

http://www.gmhightechperformance.com/toc/gmht_toc/

The article that the 1988 GTA is featured in is called "Red Draggin."

Another nice article on this link is on the TTA:

http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...turbo_feature/

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Old 04-23-2007   #6
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

I think the red GTA would have been cooler had he turbo charged the V8 instead of pulling it to put a V6 turbo in there. I'm still going to have to check out the full article.
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Old 04-29-2007   #7
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

I just got back from visiting Borders book store this morning. I did get to read the article in High Performance Pontiac magazine today about what everyone is talking about. Very good article, more importantly Frankie seems to be a star now in a way because they mention his name in the article and also the GTA sourcepage hat was featured in one of the photographs. This is very nice. I also have one of those hats.....thank you again Frankie!

I did notice that this was part I of a part II. Apparently there will be a continuation in the next month issue. I will definitely keep my eyes open for this next issue as well. Yumiko
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Old 04-29-2007   #8
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

No, Yumiko, I'm not a star by any means. If anything, this website is the star; this website and the scope that it encompasses is "what it's all about".... So everybody that contributes here is a star in his or her own right.

I just want everybody to know what great cars we all have, that's all.

I've seen the Part II of the article... it deals more with the TTA specifically than the GTA, IMO.

But it's all good....
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Old 04-29-2007   #9
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

So im gonna have to have both magazines......
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Picked up my issue at AAA Bookstore today. Still gotta read through it...
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Old 05-08-2007   #11
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Got the magazine today. Very nice!!!!! I do wish they would have had a paddle mirror car though. Mine is avaliable should anyone ask.... Hey a guy can dream.... Good job Frankie. Thanks Tandy
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Hey .... if anyone can find an extra copy I will buy it off of you. I have looked around here and haven't had any luck finding it

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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Got you covered, I have an extra, Tandy
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Old 05-09-2007   #14
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Sorry Darrell, I only got one copy to save and the other to take apart for display at car shows. I didn't even think about having the wife pick up more copies. I did scan it so I wouldn't take my original copies out and get them messed up.
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Sorry Darrell, I only got one copy to save and the other to take apart for display at car shows. I didn't even think about having the wife pick up more copies. I did scan it so I wouldn't take my original copies out and get them messed up.
Patrick .... thanks man but Tandy was able to get an extra copy for me which I sincerely appreciate


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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

Darrell you know you can order it on there website.
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

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Darrell you know you can order it on there website.
Here's the site where you can order back issues:
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

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Here's the site where you can order back issues:
Click here
Go to this link Click here for the High Performance Pontiac website, then click on the link on the left side under 'Back Issues'. It will then send you to a catch-all site, where you go down the list to High Performance Pontiac, click that and it will send you to the same website as I noted in the previous post above.
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Re: The HPP Article Is Here....

anybody read part 2 yet? picked up my copy at the newstand a few days ago. loved the second half.

my only complaint, BOTH issues have the center pages falling out. they need some bigger staples.
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