CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR OCTOBER 2019
By Doug Bithell
OWNERS: JOHN & DEE DEE HUSSEY
YEAR: 1965 MAKE: PONTIAC 1965 GTO
COLOR: PPG TORCH RED UPHOLSTERY: OEM BLACK LEATHER
ENGINE: 1970 PONTIAC 400 CI WHEELS: RALLY II WITH RED LINE TIRES
TRANS: 1967 TH 400 3 SPEED W/HURST DUAL GATE SHIFTER AND GEAR VENDER UNDER OVERDRIVE
REAR END: 73 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 10 BOLT WITH POSITRACTION
This month’s featured car is the beautiful 1965 Pontiac of John and Dee Dee Hussey. This car with the above features and upgraded power brakes, power steering, cooling system, sound system, and cold Vintage Air Conditioning makes it a pleasure to drive. Of course, this was goal of John; he wanted a car that would please both of them, especially on the long drives of the out-of-area shows.
In 2017, after much encouragement from T.J. Santarelli, to get a car and join the club, John went to Scottsdale, Arizona to the Barrett Jackson Auction to buy a Pontiac GTO. You see, he had wanted one ever since he was 15 years old. When he got there, no GTO’s were on the auction list of cars. As he walked around, he found a late entry that was not on the list, a 1965 GTO. Well the rest is history; he bid on it and even out bid Charlie and got his dream car.
John has taken the car to Palm Springs Dr. George show, Solvang Wheels & Windmills show, Big Bear Fun Run, Escondido Cruzin Grand, Morrow Bay Show, Santa Anita Run With a Winner Show, and many more local shows. As you see he has it to drive and drive he does. Thanks to John and the GTO for being in CAL-RODS and keeping my Pontiac company.