Archive for September, 2010
POCI’s Minnesota Tomahawk Chapter hosted its 9th Annual Fall Get Together at Valley Motors in Apple Valley, MN in September.
Valley personnel once again provided a free barbeque lunch of burgers, dogs, baked beans, chips and soda to all participants. Sunny, breezy and cool early fall weather provided a great backdrop for another very successful show. Over 300 pounds of can goods, provided by participants, were donated to a local food shelf program.
Thanks to Valley Motors and to all that enjoyed this wonderful annual event.
(submitted by Dave Bennett)
(From Kare11 News, Minneapolis MN)
FRAZEE, Minn. — Airport welcomes take on special significance when the arriving party is a soldier recently back from Iraq.
But when two red Pontiac Fieros pulled to the curb, Sgt. Andrew Wiegle and his wife Stephanie could not have been happier with a pair of stretch limos. “It’s a very good welcome,” smiled Sgt. Weigle. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a best welcome than this.”
Not far from the airport, the two Fieros became four. And by the time the growing convoy passed through St. Cloud, those four Fieros had been joined by 25 more.
“I’m overwhelmed. I’ve never seen this many Fieros in one caravan,” said Weigle from behind the wheel of a borrowed Fiero. “I’ve never seen so many people come together for one cause.”
The cause, launched from Iraq last fall by the National Guard sergeant from Pennsylvania, started with an internet post from Tyler Shipman, a high school senior from Frazee, Minnesota, with a ragged 23-year-old Fiero and just a few months to live.
“I’m trying to find someway to get it restored before I’m gone,” he wrote on a Fiero forum.
Weigle read the post from his base in Iraq and thought to himself, “What if that was my child. What if that was my kid that had cancer. 18 years old is way too young to leave this earth without achieving one of your dreams.”
What happened next is now part of both Frazee and Fiero lore. Urged on by Wiegel online from Iraq, last November, two dozen Fiero owners from across the country descended on Frazee with thousands of dollars in donated parts. 24 hours later Tyler climbed into his newly restored car.
I am selling a 1941 pontiac 4 door Sedan, this Pontiac was owned by the famous Edith C Shain. She was the nurse in the famous WWll picture taken in New York. Where the sailor is kissing the nurse (Edith c Shain). 2010 was the 60th year anniversary of this famous WWll picture on the front cover of TIMES-LIFE magazine. The 1941 Poniac is in good condition, body and paint are in good condition. This vehicle is in good drivable condition. Title (pink slip) is still in Edith C. Shain name.
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thank you again Ed
Beautiful red paint, red upholstery, radio, exterior sun visor, original 228” Pontiac engine, 101,715 miles. California truck, from dry Mojave, California, ZERO rust. It has beautiful oak bed. Rear end changed from 4.56 to 3.90. One family owned.
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