Here is a cool mosaic, created by my friend Steven (do yourself a favor and check out his 2001 GP GTX):
FLASH! I'm very sad to report that Steven lost this amazing car in a crash a while back- he's fine, but the car is history. Truly one of the coolest cars I've ever been around. A few parts off it have made their way onto other GPs in our Chicago club, so the legacy of the "X" will live on...
I bought this car new in July 1995, and she now has over 249,000 miles!!! This high mileage (imagine driving to the Moon!), accumulated in less than 12 years, is even more amazing when you consider that the engine has never been removed or replaced- in fact, every single engine part that touches oil (i.e. internals) is factory-original!! The only major engine component that's been replaced is a cylinder head, way back at 75,000 miles- a spark plug stripped itself out of the head, and it was replaced under warranty. I recently fixed a couple more bad spark plug threads and freshened up the top end with some light valve grinding and new seals, and put in new gaskets, but all those wonderful rotating bits are still original- and they're closing in on a quarter-million miles!
Here are some pictures of the "old gray lady", old and recent:
Just layin' low:
At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, late 1997:
A recent "glory shot":
Since I've started showing her at local Chicago-area shows in 2000, she's won 8 trophies! A few 3rd place, a few 2nd, even a couple 1st-in-class, plus a recent "High Mileage" award (ya think?). Not bad for a daily-driven car that's gone well more than twice around the clock...
To fulfill all your Mach-5-GTP-viewing needs, check out my Homestead site, not very current I'm afraid.
Page 1- Intro and pics
Page 2- Mods and pics
Page 3- Older pics
Page 4- Not her very best moments
Page 5- Car show pics
Page 6- Mod wish list
Page 7- How she became mine
Page 8- The 5 and some of her cousins, Summer 2003
Page 9- POCI GP Chapter article and pics!
Page 10- Two unique shots
Page 11- My 3 favorite ladies
Page 12- March 05 engine work
Page 13- Indian Uprising 2005