Archive for March, 2014

GTO-ing to some shows? Got some Summer plans?

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

What will the Summer of 2014 hold?  Hopefully, more cruising around, more local car shows, and perhaps a national show.

city square 02sOne of the GTOs on display on the Pontiac, Illinois town square at the Pontiac museum's 2011 grand opening. This is Denny Vodvarka's modified 1968 GTO.

A couple  years ago, I attended the grand opening of the the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center located in Pontiac, Illinois.  We found the town square to be a nice tourist destination.  It might be time for another visit.  The museum is located at 205 North Mill Street, Pontiac IL.  I follow them on Facebook at

For some reason, the official museum website has a blank “events” calendar, but I found this info on one of the city’s “tourist” websites.

GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show  Saturday, September 20 and Sunday September 21, 2014

Sponsored by the Heart of Illinois GTO Club, the Gateway GTO Club, and the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum & Resource Center. Saturday – Private Collections tour, Museum Tours, Ice Cream Social, live musical entertainment. Sunday – All Pontiac Car Show with expanded Classes. For information, contact: Mark Melrose @ 314-968-3106 or Brian Sorensen @ 630-991-1465.

A return to Norwalk?  Okay!  I always enjoy the Ames Performance Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals.   It’s at the pristinely-kept Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio August 1, 2, 3, 2014.  I do enjoy the midway vendors there, the show cars, extensive swap meet, and drag racing.

Or, another possibility is the Pypes Exhaust Open House & Car Show June 13& 14th at the Pypes Corporate offices, 2705 Clemens Road, Hatfield , PA

What will you do in the Summer of 2014?