Archive for October, 2010
The Old Dominion Chapter got it’s start in 1978 by POCI member Doug Hertless. We had our first organizational meeting at Maymount Park in Richmond. Our Charter officers were: President – Doug Hertless, Vice President – Scott Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer -Susan Hertless. The newsletter editor was Mike Abernathy. Our next meeting was a show and shine at one of the picnic shelters at Bryan Park.
We were presented with our Charter at the 1978 POCI Convention at Orlando. Our first larger activity was a dealer display at Haley Pontiac in 1979, when they were still on Semmes Avenue. Our cars were displayed both in the show room and in the lot. We had about 15 cars show up for this event. One event was an after hours tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1982, arranged by one of the members who was an employee. While not selected, we submitted a bid for the 1982 POCI national convention.
After a period of dormancy, the chapter was resurrected in 1986 as Mike Abernathy sent letters to determine interest. Approximately a dozen people attended the organizational meeting at Mike’s house. The president was Mike Abernathy, Vice-President – George Tate, Secretary-Treasurer – Louise Tate, Newsletter – Mike Abernathy. Over the next few years some of our activities included a number of Show and Shines conducted on the street at Haley Pontiac. Membership grew during these various events so it became time for us to consider having car show. The show became reality in September 1988 on the street at Haley. We drew 40 cars with our first show.
For more information, please visit the Old Dominion Chapter’s website
David Rood writes: attached is a picture of my 1992 Firebird (black) and my son’s 1991 Firebird (blue). The neat part about the two cars is my son bought his car in the spring of 2009 and we were having a ball going to cruise nights and a few car shows. I grew up in the muscle car era so it brought back a lot of memories. He then surprised me in August 2009 by buying my car for my birthday. Needless to say I was blown away! Both cars are original and have never seen winter as both were stored every year. Only a few minor changes to both cars mostly maintenance items.
I received these a letter and two photos from Tor in the mail the other day… all the way from Norway!
Tor’s 1965 Pontiac LeMans and 1931 Pontiac Sport Coupe
Tor is the holder of our “oldest” International membership, he sent a letter to POCI founder Don Bougher dated 10/14/70 regarding joining the[I] “Pontiac Owners Roster” [/I]which evolved into POCI.
Tor enjoying GM’s Heritage Collection (Hershey, PA in Oct 2006). This is the first Pontiac produced, and a GM Futurliner is in the background.
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL —What some believe is the last new Pontiac Solstice on any lot in the United States was sold Monday at Lee GMC.
The Fort Walton Beach dealership was visited Saturday by a New York Times reporter who searched for the brand online and found only one remaining vehicle: the car sitting inside Lee GMC.