1968 Pontiac Laurentian

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Vehicle: 1968 Pontiac Laurentian

Engine: 350 Chev

Transmission: Turbo 350

Colour: Blue

Name: Peter de Ruyter

From: Invercargill

When and why did acquire it? In 2003, because it became available

What is the vehicle’s history? I am the fourth owner

Have you altered it in any way? Not too much, took off the vinyl top

What’s it like to drive? Very good

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? Anywhere

Top speed? 60mph

Best driving experience? They’re all good

Worst driving experience? Buying a car in Auckland, then driving home and getting hail damage

What other vehicles of note have you owned? Fords, Valiants, Pontiacs

Best music to drive to? Anything. If it’s bad, the radio gets turned off

Describe your driving style: I am a potential road rage candidate

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a…? Any vehicle, as long as it’s going

What was the first vehicle you ever bought? Morris 1800 Land Crab

Do you belong to any clubs? Street Machines Southland

Event: Street Machines Southland last summer cruise for the season will be tomorrow beginning at 6.30pm with a barbecue at Choppa’s Tyres, 144 Spey St, before the cruise leaves at 7.30pm. All drivers of American and Australian muscle cars welcome

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