May 20, 2024

President’s Message May-June

Happy Summer!!

Well, the weather was lousy, but Lou Calasibetta forged ahead and hosted his annual open house at his Old Stillwater Garage on May 13. Many of us went in our daily drivers, and a grand time was had by all!! Dare I say that we may have had more chapter members attend than any time I can remember in the past.

Martin Hirsch, Bill Wolf, John and I also attended the Long Island Chapters of POCI and GTOAA annual car show on June 11 in Bethpage, New York. The weather was sunny and quite warm, and they managed to park around 45 cars in a space that would ordinarily accommodate 25!! It’s always a good time hanging with our LI friends. To add the icing to the cake, Marty’s 1958 Bonneville Convertible took Best in Show!!! Congrats, Marty!!!

The 2017 POCI Annual Convention is coming up in Fort Worth, Texas (July 11-15). Unfortunately, John and I are not able to attend, but a few of our Chapter members and their families are. We hope anyone who does attend would share their comments and pictures when they return.

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Chapter’s annual car show. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1, at the Clifton Masonic Lodge, 476 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey. Fingers (and toes!!) crossed for good weather!!! Please be sure to pass the word around to any Pontiac owners you may know.


Our Chapter’s next regular meetings will be July 20 and August 17 at The Hearth in Clifton.