Brett and his 1971 Pontiac GTO, nicknamed “Defiance,” go back more than 30 years. The car earned its name in defiance of Brett’s dad, who was a Mopar guy and wouldn’t have anything to do with the car. That is until one night, when his father needed to use the GTO to jump his own car during a blizzard.
The GTO is like a part of the family, serving a role in many of their milestones. It’s a car that Brett and both his children have worked on, replacing every nut and bolt, and have attended many shows in as a family. The GTO has a few accomplishments of its own, including a 1st place win at the GTO Nationals.
Brett’s newest adventure with Defiance is teaching his 25-year-old how to drive the car. His son is also a Pontiac enthusiast and proud owner of a Firehawk. This family’s motto is: “Polish per every mile."