Jim Wangers and the GeeTO Tiger
Jim Wangers didnít create the GTO, but he certainly was responsible for
building the mystique that surrounds the legendary Pontiac. One such program
that fed the publicís hunger for excitement was the 1966 GeeTO Tiger Show. Jump ahead more than 35 years and Jim Wangers is at it again. Jim Wangers and a host
of vendor partners reincarnated the legendary 1966 GeeTO Tiger in late 2001. In 2002
the GeeTO Tiger roared to life at Pontiac
events across the country demonstrating its tremendous nostalgic appeal,
reviving an emotion that energized Pontiac enthusiasts of all ages.
The new GeeTO Tiger is one of the most recognized GTOs
within the Pontiac community. The Tiger continues to draw interest from
fans and event promoters coast-to-coast.
Thanks to the support of a great group of performance and
aftermarket partners the GeeTO Tiger roars
louder than ever.
Powered by a Butler Performance 505 cubic inches
engine produces 764 hp using an
AllPontiac.com IA II block,
this 3600 pound Tiger made a best 1/4 mile
pass of 10.31 ET at 130 MPH on a Mickey
Thompson 28x10.5 tire.
New Best 1/8 Mile ET
In August of 2012 at Rolling Thunder Dragstrip in Council Bluffs, IA, the GeeTO
Tiger driven by Dave "Big Injun" Anderson went a personal best in the 1/8 mile
with a 6.62 ET at over 103 MPH.
Best (most fun) Match Race
In the "Beat the Tiger" match race program during the summer of 2012, Big Injun Dave went
undefeated behind the wheel of the GeeTO Tiger. A highlight of the summer was his win over
Kyle Freese at the Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals where Big Injun Dave cut
a .004 light. Kyle's dad, Paul, in an attempt to intimidate Dave persuaded
Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick to aid Kyle by putting Kyle into the burnout
box and helping him stage. Arnie's assistance only intensified Big Injun
Dave's concentration, leading the the excellent reaction time.
A GR-RRReat and memorable "Beat the Tiger" match race for Kyle and the
Here is a photo of the Big Injun Dave and the GeeTO Tiger in action at the
Photo by Thom Trafford