The 12/11 SMOKE SIGNALS is now ready for members to view from our web site (poci.org). features this month include: 1910 Oakland (Keith Bailey); 1963 SD Catalina clone (Tom Schlauch); 2011 GP Chapter Show; 1936 Pontiac (John Gunnell); DIY Tech: Another Look at Brakes; A Piece of Drag Race History Preserved (PJ Heck)
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Very unusual – V8 automatic, PS, PB, tinted glass, radio, heat, spotlights, sun visor, hood bird and 4WD. Special ordered in Colorado by Mr. Floyd Hill, delivered to GMC Truck and Coach Division in Denver CO. on 6-5-57. I also have the original owner’s manual. I believe ’57 was the first year for the automatic transmission for 4WD.
Ralph Wescott, Largo FL
The Jan/Feb 2011 issue of the GMC Truck Chapter’s newsletter “The GMC Times” featured Ralph Wescott’s 1957 GMC Palomino and a wrap up on a 1948 GM/Greyhound Bus. Also some photos of new member Jeff Pedie’s 1980 GMC Indy Hauler pickup truck, and a very nice, original 1959 GMC Grain Truck for sale in North Dakota.
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Could GMC add a halo off-road truck to its full-size pickup lineup? The diesel-powered GMC Sierra All Terrain Heavy Duty Concept — which will debut next month at the 2011 Detroit auto show — points to how the “professional grade” brand thinks it might deliver a credible competitor to the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon in the current or next-generation Sierra HD.
“I have been collecting cars for a few years. I collect mostly Pontiac Trans Am but a few others also. The favorites in my collection are the Pace Cars. I have 1980 Indy Trans Am Pace Car and also 1980 Indy Hauler, the matching set. I bought the car in 2005 in great condition I found it in Willmar,MN , I bought the truck in 2009 it to is in great condition. I found the truck completely by accident. Many, many people have driven right past it for years and didn’t know what it was. It was sitting in a farmer’s field by a shed as I was driving past with my boss I spotted it and we turned around to look. There it sat, I went right to the town and started asking who owned the property. I found him and went to talk to him. I bought it on the spot. I am planning to restore all my toys as soon as I can. Right now I’m working on my 1979 Daytona 500 4spd. When I’m done with that I just pick another one. I am still looking, I would like to get the Pace Trucks to go with the Pace Cars that I have. I really want the 1980 Indy Hauler Dually to complete the set. Any Pace Cars or Pace Trucks that I can find I would love to pick up.” Owner: Jeff Pedie, Bottineau, ND
Manufactured by the factory for the 1957 New York Autorama, with V-8 Pontiac 347 C.I.D. engine.
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