G8's & Car shows
So this past weekend there was a pretty big car show here in Columbus, OH. I shine up my PBM GT and pile the family in, do the slow roll in 1st gear, turn some heads. Was a good show, about 1000 entries in a bunch of categories, even a "Special Vehicle Tent" with a couple McLaren's and even a Bugatti Chiron. I go over to the Pontiac section, and there's a handful of '65-67 GTO's, some "Bandit" era TA's, some late 80's Firebirds... and that's it. Not a single G8.
Rewind a couple years ago, there was an all-Pontiac car show in town. There were about 200 cars and a wider array of Pontiacs (a mint old Bonneville station wagon with 5500 original miles and all original everything except tires, a bunch of Fieros, Firebirds and TA's covering the whole range of model years)... but not a single G8.
I've been to probably 6 car shows in the past 2 years, and have never seen a G8 at any of them.
My first question, of course, is... why?
My second question is this, and I know it's purely opinion: When I get older (as in: 20 years from now), I want to take my G8 to shows. So what would be better: fully decked out, custom paint, lots of flash under the hood, etc... or pristine condition, preserved stock? I've seen both types win. Part of me wants to preserve this car as-is, the other part of me wants to go big.