Archive for November, 2010

North Coast Chapter – Nov. 2010 update

Posted in Chapter News on November 30, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub


The featured car for the month of November 2010 was Larry Crookshanks’ 1967 GTO.

Watching a friend restore his GTO gave Larry the bug to own his own Pontiac.  The search began….  In 2001, while scanning the Plain Dealer, Larry came upon the perfect ad.  Listed in the ad was a ’67 GTO hardtop.

Larry went with a friend to check out this newfound treasure.  One look and he was hooked. What made the prospect of owning the car even more inviting was the fact that the car had the Ram Air engine option.

GM made some mechanical upgrades for the 1967 GTO.  The exterior was slightly altered.  The front grille was changed to a chrome wire mesh.  The side rocker chrome trim was widened and the fender emblem was moved onto it.  Larry found this style appealing. The asking price was reasonable enough; however, being a roofer by trade, Larry noticed that the roof on the owner’s house needed fixed.  After several Poncho thoughts danced in his head, Larry traded repairing the roof plus a much lesser amount of money as the deal for purchasing the GTO.  The deal was sealed, and Larry became the proud owner of a timeless machine. Some changes were made on the car. PHS listed the car as having gold interior and a black vinyl roof.  The hunt began.  Larry purchased the correct gold seats from a car buff in Illinois.  Since the Ram Air didn’t have the right numbers, Larry found the correct match in Detroit.  He sent the dash and trim out to be redone.  The improvement continued with a frame off restoration in 2005.

This superb Cameo Ivory machine sporting a black vinyl hardtop with gold interior (code # 221) has earned many awards.  She was a Double Gold Award winner at the 2009 Co-Vention in Dayton, Ohio.  In addition, Larry’s Poncho has won at many local cruise-ins and classic car shows. This ’67 GTO is an awesome sight gliding down the highway.  Larry admits that his eye-catching, striking, classic GTO has been a great find that he truly enjoys.

At our November meeting, we had final nominations and the election for next year’s officers. The current officers will continue to serve in 2011.  The officers thanked club members for their confidence and continued support.

Officers for 2011 are: President – Josh Kucia…..Vice President – Chuck Graham…..

Secretary – Carolyn Kucia-…..Treasurer – Tim Sabula.

We are looking forward to our Holiday Dinner Party to be held at D’Agnese’s Restaurant in Seven Hills on December 12th.

For more information on the North Coast Pontiac Chapter of POCI, contact Carolyn Kucia,    127 Willard Avenue, Bedford, OH 44146, or email , or please check out our web site at

You can also search for North Coast Pontiac Club on Facebook.  Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Jay Pontiac, 18800 Rockside Road, Bedford, OH

1957 GMC Palomino Show Truck ~ Ralph Wescott, Largo FL

Posted in Member Rides, What's new on the GMC Scene on November 26, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub


1957 GMC Palomino

"1 of 1"

Manufactured by the factory for the 1957 New York Autorama, with V-8 Pontiac 347 C.I.D. engine.
Click on the link below to read more detailed specifications.

1957 Palomino

1950 Pontiacs ~ Rev. Jim Keith

Posted in Member Rides on November 23, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

Silver Streak trio!

Rev. Jim Keith of Rogers, AR owns (3) 8-cylinder 1950 Pontiacs: a Sedan Delivery (Arkansas car 100% rust free) , a Coupe (from Iowa) and a 2-Door Sedan (a one-owner car from Blue Eye, MO).

That’s quite a collection – thanks for sending these in Jim!

1969 Judge – Mecum auction 12/2-4/10

Posted in Classifieds on November 22, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

1969 Judge hardtop coming up for auction


Pontiac Heritage

Posted in Pontiac History and Ads on November 19, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

Timeline on website

1964 Pontiac Hearse

Posted in Pontiac History and Ads on November 18, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

Here’s a unique professional Pontiac!

Photo found on Flikr, caption states:

Pontiac hearse. Swedish coachbuilder Heinels

Oakland for sale (AZ)

Posted in Classifieds on November 18, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

OaklandEmail rec’d at POCI Club Office:

I was recently at an antique shop in Cottonwood, AZ that has an Oakland car in fair shape for $2800.  I’ll enclose some pictures if anyone in your club has an interest in a project.


William Morris

Larry’s Antiques
796 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 639-1822 ‎




1965 Pontiac 2+2 (SC)

Posted in Classifieds on November 17, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

1965 Pontiac 2+21965 Pontiac 2+2 . Very highly optioned car. PHS Docs. Doc. 63,000 Orig miles. Numbers Match. Total, COMPLETE front end rebuild. Complete brake system rebuilt. 8 lug wheels never turned. New water pump, alt. New motor & trans mounts. Drives like a new car.    Asking $24,000.

Gene 803 428 5378 ( SC)

1959 Pontiac – Martin Haubrich

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

1959 Pontiac Star ChiefNew member Martin Haubrich from Palmya, PA writes:

“I have a 1959 Pontiac Star Chief with 15, 300 documented original miles. The car was in storage 40 years and came out with 6,000 miles. A collector bought it in 2000 and I bought it from him. I have the original 1959 title for the car. I’m looking forward to being in your club!”

Santa’s “T/A Sleigh”

Posted in What's new on the Pontiac scene on November 15, 2010 by pontiacoaklandclub

Engineer on Panama Canal turned into Santa each year

Full story: – Local

Instead of a sleigh, he rode in a cherry red Trans-Am that he had shipped to Panama.