The year was probably around 1977 and I was working at a local car wash (Ridely Car Wash) on MacDade Blvd. in Ridley Township PA. People did not remain in their cars back then; you had to get out and the attendants vacuumed, pulled the car in and placed on conveyor. I was on the out-coming end where we hopped in and pulled the car to the front lot, cleaned windows and collected the receipt/tip from the owner. I knew the owner of the Stage 2 and knew of the car since he went to our high school and although he was not primary owner (older brother as I recall) he periodically drove it. Although we couldn't fathom the thought of taking a Stage 2 nor any GS for that matter through a car wash today, it wasn't uncommon in the 70's for muscle cars to go through them back in the day. The guy working the back would put the parking lights on when a customer wanted "Hot Wax" applied which the owner did. The GS looked nice coming through with the parking lights on. As it was rolling out I hopped in and drove it out front (thus the title of the thread). Did the windows, saw it was the kid from school driving so like I'd done with so many other customers coming through, smiled, said thank you and asked if he'd kindly "Light Em Up!!" when he left. The GS Stage 2 rolled out onto MacDade Blvd and proceeded to do the longest burnout I'd ever seen. The owner burned them clear through L1, L2 and most of Drive before lifting. Simply awesome!! That single event later led to my first muscle car purchase while stationed at Altus AFB in Altus Ok. A red 71 GS 455 with white vinyl top, N-25 exhaust, and 3-spoke steering. Spotted the car on the lot as a trade in! It was then I learned to appreciate the torque of the 455 and proceeded to make waste of many a street contender in those days. Car had 3.42 posi out back and I had upgraded the exhaust with Hooker Headers (one tube over-frame), Hush Thrush mufflers, KB Stage 1 blue printed cam, offy intake and 3,000 stall converter. Later sold the car around 1990 in Great Falls Montana while based there. Picts of the 71 attached. Thought you'd enjoy the story... P.S. I have no idea what came of that Stage 2 way back in the 70's.