April 21, 2024

President’s Message July-August

Well, after a particularly soggy summer, Labor Day is here. Don’t know about anyone else, but I feel we’ve been gypped out of good part of the “car season.”

On a brighter note, the Long Island POCI and GTOAA chapters held their annual car show on August 26, and a few of our chapter members made the trek to the Garage Eatery in Islandia, New York. Weather and the location were great. As the name implies, the Garage Eatery had an automotive theme. Chapter member, Martin Hirsch, took first place in his class, and member and newsletter editor, Bill Wolf, received the Long-Distance award. Some pics to follow in a future newsletter.

A few members attended the POCI Convention in Wisconsin and several others with GTOs attended the GTOAA Convention in Pennsylvania. From all accounts, a good time was had by all. Next year’s POCI Convention will be in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which means it’s only a few hours’ drive from New Jersey. Hard to pass up when it’s this close to home.

Time to really get ready for our Chapter’s car show on October 7 at the Masonic Lodge on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey. We hope to see many of our members, and please spread the word to any other Pontiac owners you know. We will have a separate mailing with the car show flyer and sponsor letter to help spread the word and hopefully drum up support for our show.

Our next regular Chapter meetings are September 20 and October 18, 2018. The September meeting is particularly important as we will be finalizing details for the car show.