Author Harry M. Anderson Jr.’s Newly Released “the Gto Kid” Is the Story of a Young Man, His Car, and the Summer of 1964, the Year Horsepower Came to Rule Detroit

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“The GTO Kid” from Christian Faith Publishing author Harry M. Anderson Jr. follows Adam Knight and his friends as they experience Motown sounds, hot rod tunes, Beatle-mania, ice-cold Coca Cola, drive-in movies, 007, burger joints, and the brink of the Vietnam War. Live the ‘60s as Adam brings John Delorean’s creation to full circle at the drag strip.

“The GTO Kid”: the ultimate fantasy of a 1960’s kid and his car. “The GTO Kid” is the creation of published author, Harry M. Anderson Jr.

“Riding as a passenger was his buddy, Randy Sullivan, a classmate and teammate at Southwestern. Randy was one of the few whites that came through and/or lived in Adam’s neighborhood near Schafer Highway. His Irish heritage didn’t affect their relationship. Randy lived near Oakwood Avenue, which was predominately white. They both met as kids at the Kemeny Recreation Center in the summer of 1954. Randy’s parents weren’t indifferent toward Adam, while Adam parents thought of Randy as the brother their son never had.” --Harry M. Anderson Jr.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Harry M. Anderson Jr.’s new book is a drag racing adventure.

Adam Knight was a black eighteen-year-old living in Detroit. In 1964, he could be found behind the wheel of his pavement-pounding machine. The energetic young man had just graduated from Detroit’s Southwestern High School
with academic honors in math and science as well as athletic honors in
football, basketball, and track. His father was an engineer at GM and a proud parent, so he gave his son something he could only dream about: a
1964 fire engine red Royal Bobcat Pontiac GTO with all the goodies.

Adam’s car had a 389-cubic inch, 360-horsepower V-8 with a trio of Carter
dual-throat carburetors, a Safe-T-Track axle, and ear-splitting exhaust along with a four-speed, floor-mounted Hurst Shifter, black bucket seats, nyloncord,
red-streaked, U.S. Royal Tiger Paws, high-performance tires, and an in-dash Stewart-Warner Harry M. Anderson Jr.Tachometer. Royal Pontiac added a special linkage to the tri-powered carburetor setup, which gave the car twelve extra horsepower and positractic in the rear axle. It was the ultimate street machine. Join Adam, his friends, and his girlfriend as they explore 1964 with the ultimate street machine.

View a synopsis of “The GTO Kid” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The GTO Kid” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The GTO Kid”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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