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March 2011 Feature Car


Not very often do you come across a Canadian 67 Pontiac 2+2. It's even more seldom you'd find one with a 396. Imagine finding one with a 4 speed. Now imagine finding a convertible with a big block and a 4 speed. You'd have a better chance finding a needle in a haystack. Well, Rick Hoinkes found that needle and it's painted red!

Tell us all about it Rick!

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"The car is a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2 and was purchased in April of 1999
as my first hobby car. I was looking for a convertible and soon found that
any traditional muscle cars in good driving condition were too expensive for
my budget. I then stumbled across this beauty and decided that even though
it was not a traditional muscle car, it was close enough.

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This Canadian Pontiac came with a Chev 396/325 hp and a 4 speed Muncie
transmission. Combined with bucket seats, ragtop and nice red paint, it
turns heads wherever I go. 

My goals were to find a hobby which got me off the couch and provide an
opportunity to involve my daughters in something automotive/mechanical. So
far these goals have been met. The car requires constant care and attention
to keep it on the road and the girls are happy to help with occasional
cleaning. We have attended numerous Show n Shines and they seem happy to be
invited along. The most fun we have is cruising and looking "cool".

The car is not perfect or perfectly original and I am not worried about the
blemishes. My desire is to improve the car at a faster pace than I am using
it. This involves regular maintenance, finding better parts, trips to my
mechanic and learning new skills.
 
As time went on I learned more about the car from GM Vintage Services. It
was 1 of 39, 396 hard top and convertible 4-speeds built in 1967.  I have
seen 1 other '67 4 speed and that was a hardtop. My car was built with some
nice options, power windows, tilt wheel, remote mirror, power antenna and F40 suspension.
I believe that I have improved the car significantly and will drive it just about anywhere.
My dream trip was to drive to and attend the POCI convention in 2006. My car
won 1st place in the 65-70 semi-modified class!

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The drive up the Pacific Coast Highway was awesome, with perfect weather, top down and Beach Boys tunes. Life doesn't get much better than that!

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Since then I have done some major work with the help of many talented
friends.
Installed a fresh BBC in 2007.
Replaced the sheet metal from the doors back in 2008.
Replaced transmission, front fenders and had the car painted colour in 2009.
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The wish list now includes:
New top.
Fresh interior.
Disc brakes.
Posi.

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Canadian 67 Pontiac 2+2, Big block, 4 speed, convertible, red, torque thrusts...
You had me at "Canadian 67 Pontiac 2+2".

Very nice indeed. A great selection for feature car!  (And the fact that it is a "driver" makes it that much nicer!)

-- Edited by 03cts sport on Monday 28th of February 2011 07:00:48 PM

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this is my favorite feature car sooo far love it
Great choice

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Beautiful RARE car, I love the shot of it in the parking lot with the top up!

-- Edited by 68post on Monday 28th of February 2011 07:07:51 PM

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Great ride and a BB.

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congrats they made an excellent choice. i don't feel so bad now about the amount of work going into mine after seeing that missing rear shot. something about a red rag 2+2

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Like Geoff said, a red big block stick Canadian Pontiac. I'll take it!! The top folds too? I'll take two!!!!

Congratulations Rick, a well deserved honour...

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Here it is in Penticton!



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Love the total look of your car Rick!thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

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A very nice (rare) car Rick.

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very nice looking car its gotta be cool its a convertible

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SaaaaWeeet!!!!

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nice car ! the floors looked to be in awesome shape in your restoration pictures-rare find but even rarer in that condition

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Congratulations Rick! Nice to see your car as the feature. Definitely deserving of this honour.


Having seen Rick's car a few times at show & shines, it is even better than the pictures!!!!

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Imop, the BB 4spd 67 2+2 has got to be the 60's Cp at the top of it's game.
I think this is my favorite car on Canadian Poncho Rick. 
That picture in Penticton just seals it for me.

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congrats Rick.....Awesome car for a real great guy!



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A perfect choice to perk up a dreary winter night. Can't imagine a better choice. An iconic example of the Canadian Pontiac.

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I just noticed the front of the hood is solid at the bulge, unlike on my 69 (and likely 68's).

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Congratulations!!    Carl 3    beautiful RED car   very very rare...

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Another famous Carl...

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 Congrats!!! My kind of car...........

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Thanks for the kind words guys. It makes the labour of love part of the equation worthwhile.
Todd also mentioned that a few views were missing.

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Bodywork got worse before it got better. Removed virtualy everything from the doors back.

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-- Edited by 67rag396 on Monday 28th of February 2011 10:03:55 PM

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Great car!!!

I liked this line in the story...

"My desire is to improve the car at a faster pace than I am using it."

That's a great philosophy!



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As many know, Rick and I are good pals, and have driven many miles in tandem going to and coming from shows, and have spent many hours at shows just shooting the breeze.   

Here's a good shot from the June 2003, the evening before the Langley BC "All Pontiac Show".  Rick was having starter problems on the way to the coast, and called ahead to Lordco to have them set a starter aside.   I volunteered to crawl under and do the replacement. 

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Rick is very proud of his car, and rightfully so.    I know his car, and the friends he has gained through the hobby mean a lot to him.

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To a great looking car & a guy who's not afraid to drive it !

Dale @ NOS

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