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Besides Royal Oaks Pontiac were there any other Pontiac performance dealerships. My web search tuned up only one other Pontiac Dealership and that was Conroy Pontiac in Ontario & British Columbia Canada. After all Chevy had a number of performance dealerships (Yenko/Nickey/Baldwin/Gibb/Harrell etc). And, are there any notable and highly sought after Pontiac dealerships prepped cars like Chevy`s big block transplanted 427 Camaro`s, Nova`s, Chevelle`s, Biscayne, Impalas, Vetts, and Corvairs. Additionally, why didn`t Pontiac participate in the COPO program; after all at that time they were a sub-division of General Motors. Were they the well behaved and obedient younger child of the family while Chevy was the rebellious, hell raising  first born.

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Thanks for all the replies folks.

What what I gather from the responses so far, these were all dealership sponsored straight up drag strip cars.

However, were there any other Pontiac performance dealerships ,besides Royal Oaks, that prepped cars for high performance street application like Chevy`s Baldwin, Yenko, Nickey etc were doing at that time.

And if so, are there any sought after Pontiac dealerships prepped cars like Chevy`s big block transplanted cars.

 

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Here's a list of Pontiac performance dealers I scrounged up off the net:

 

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1- BARTZ PONTIAC, Benton Harbor, MI- sponsored 65 GTO drag racer Ward Morrill

2- CONROY PONTIAC BUICK LTD, West Vancouver, BC (19**-71) Cheetah dealer supercar
2- RAY FARO PONTIAC, Elyria, Ohio (Sponsored 1969 Judge RA V drag racer

3- GAY BUICK GMC, Dickinson, Texas/ 832-769-4157 (formerly Gay Pontiac)
4- GAY PONTIAC (1948- became Gay Buick GMC)- Drag sponsor + perf parts
5- HINE PONTIAC, Dallas, TX Drag sponsor "Bad Little Indian" 59 Catalina

6- RED HOLMAN PONTIAC, Detroit, MI (now Red Holman Buick GMC) 734-423-1007/ drag sponsor
7- LARRY HOPKINS PONTIAC, Sunnyvale, CA Drag sponsor Lou Arrington's GTO 'Brutus'

8- JERRY'S CHEVROLET OF BERESFORD, Beresford, SD (605) 763-6000 (Corvette Center)

9- MONK KING PONTIAC INC, Denton, TX- Drag sponsor 'Black Gold'

10- BUCK KINNEY AUTOMOTIVE (see Mussallems Haney Garage)

11- KIRKPATRICK PONTIAC BUICK, Vancouver, BC (197*s) Promoted GTO sales
12- KNAFEL PONTIAC, Akron, OH/ 'Tin Indian' drag cars sponsor/ '70 Magnum 400
13- STAN LONG PONTIAC, Detroit, MI (Sponsor drag Tempest 421 SD/ Blackbird T/A)

14- MECHAM PONTIAC, Glendale AZ (1954-88/ "Macho T/A")

15- JULES MEYERS PONTIAC INC, Los Angeles, CA/ Sponsor Arnie Beswick 'Tameless Tiger'
16- MILLER PONTIAC, Kansas City, MO (Sold two of the 17 built 1971 Judge convertibles)

17- MUSSALLEM'S HANEY GARAGE LTD, Haney, BC (19**-2006)
18- MYRTLE MOTORS, Middle Village, NY (Dealer GTO/ Firebird 428 HO conversions)

19- BOB NEILL PONTIAC, Winston Salem, NC (NASCAR sponsor 1961 Jim Paschal)

20- PACKER PONTIAC, Detroit, MI/ Flint, MI/ Miami, FL (sponsored drag cars)
21- ROYAL PONTIAC BUICK LTD, West Vancouver, BC (1971-81)
22- STEPHENS PONTIAC, Daytona Beach. FL (NASCAR racing sponsor including Fireball Roberts)

23- UNION GROVE PONTIAC, Union Grove, WI/ drag sponsor
24- UNION PARK PONTIAC, Wilmington, DE (now U.P. Buick GMC), 302-353-1635/ drag sponsor
25- VAN WINKLE PONTIAC, Dallas, TX (drag sponsor and origin of first 'Black Gold' GTO dragcar

26- ACE WILSON'S ROYAL PONTIAC, Royal Oak, MI (195*-1969) Royal Bobcats/ drag car
27- C. GERALD WOOD PONTIAC, Sodus, NY/ Closed (Sold one of the 17 1971 Judge convertibles

28- WOUDENBERG PONTIAC, Mesa, AZ/ drag sponsor

 

 

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Thanks Greg Myers, SFan Goch,Ford Rod n Custom for the leads.

Royal Pontiac has been the only Pontiac dealership I`ve heard of that would you allow  anyone to walk off the street and get the dealer to installed speed goodies (headers/blueprinted engine/ /suspension etc.) and drive out in a dealer prepped street racer. Never heard of Myrtle Motors of Queens, New York nor Mecham Pontiac of Glendale Az. Thanks again.

 

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A little more info-from the net.

This is the dealership I remember seeing when I was visiting my grandparents every summer. They lived in Maspeth. They also did GTO's and some big body Pontiacs.Quite a site for a car crazed yute from the sticks of Long Island.

 

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"Myrtl Motors Corp. was located at 61-20 Fresh Pond Rd., Maspeth, NY. Myrtle Motors was also in the business of “tweaking” Pontiacs for customer enjoyment, just like Royal Pontiac. Although they never garnered the attention Royal Pontiac did, Myrtle Motors built some very stout cars. The mods performed by Myrtle Motors to the 428 powered Firebird were almost identical to the famous Royal Bobcat package. The cost ranged from $2,781.00 to $5,149.74. Myrtl also modified GTOs.)

1968 Firebird 428 TH-400, 3.90 posi-Traction 12.55 @ 110 mph

Addtl times: 0-30 mph : 3.0 sec, 0-60 mph : 4.9 sec

Options: PB, P/S Wt : 3800 (curb) Magazine : PHR (9/68)

Notes: This was Myrtle Motors conversion car. Myrtle Motors was also in the business of “tweaking” Pontiacs for customer enjoyment, just like Royal Pontiac. Although they never garnered the attention Royal Pontiac did, Myrtle Motors built some very stout cars. The mods performed by Myrtle Motors to this 428 powered Firebird were almost identical to the famous Royal Bobcat kit (level 2). Car had Ram Air. On stock F70-14 tires, the car ran 13.90 with severe tire spin. The car had 428 emblems on the hood, but for some odd reason, a 400 emblem on the trunk lid."

https://firstgenfirebirds.wordpress.com/dealer-modified-special-edition-early-firebirds/

https://myclassicgarage.com/social/posts/116567-forgotten-myrtle-motors-428-firebirds

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