SAV­ING THE STICK

Muscle Car Review - - Letters -

In re­gards to your edi­to­rial in the June 2018 is­sue [“Save the Stick”] I am the orig­i­nal owner of an Apollo White, Stage 1, four­speed, 1970 GSX. I pur­chased this car at Lib­erty Buick in Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, in the spring of 1971 (I was 21 at that time). It was a left­over from the pre­vi­ous year. The engine and Posi rear are both num­bers-match­ing, the Mun­cie M21 has been re­placed. Both of my chil­dren and my grand­daugh­ter learned how to row a four-speed in this car.

The GSX has been driven from my home in Delaware to Mem­phis on my honey­moon in 1971; to the 1980 Car Craft Street Ma­chine Na­tion­als in In­di­anapo­lis; to the 1983 Car Craft Syra­cuse Street Ma­chine Na­tion­als in New York; on nu­mer­ous trips to Is­land Drag­way and English­town, both in New Jersey; to the 2000 GS Na­tion­als in Bowl­ing Green, Ken­tucky; to the GSX in re­union Colum­bus, Ohio, in 2009; to the York Mus­cle Car Re­union on two oc­ca­sions; and on count­less trips to Ce­cil County, Mary­land, for the an­nual Buick meet. Al­though not a daily driver, this ve­hi­cle has taken me wher­ever I de­cided to go for the past 47 fun-filled years.

Jim Hay­ward

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