The POCI Library is in the process of being moved from the AACA facility in Hershey, PA to the Pontiac Oakland Museum and Resource Center in Pontiac, IL. Our thanks to Chris Ritter and his staff at the AACA for their past support. We look forward to our new partnership with Tim and Penny Dye at the museum and resource center as we work through the transition.
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We know offer a $10.00 3-month membership that will get you (3) issues of the SMOKE SIGNALS magazine and full member privileges, and we know that once you become a trial member that you will sign up for the long haul! Call the Club Office if you have any questions (877) 368-3454
For updated info on the Route 66 Cruise to the POCI Convention in St. Charles and Pontiac Excitement Fall Event (Indiana – in October) sponsored by the Grand Prix Chapter, visit their website at grandprixchapterofamerica.com
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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Tim Dye, the designated director of the new Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center in Pontiac, Illinois, has announced his plan to present a free presentation on the entire history of the Pontiac automobile brand. The historical look back on the General Motors’ line of cars will be held at the Chautauqua Park Pavilion on July 21 at 7:00 PM. Prior to the presentation, there will be a picnic open to the public at the park. The Livingston County Humane Society will be serving pulled pork sandwiches as the main course and tickets for the meal are set at $10.00 per person.
Dye’s presentation will cover the history of the Pontiac brand from its creation in 1893 to its demise in 2010. From the earliest Pontiac buggies, to the last Pontiac G6 which rolled off the assembly line in 2009, the Pontiac brand has a rich history and served as a leader in the American automobile industry for many years. Dye will detail the most interesting parts of the brand’s history and will show slides of some of the most famous cars in the Pontiac lineup.
Tim and Penny Dye have begun the process of moving their extensive collection of cars, Pontiac memorabilia, and other items from their previous home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to the site of their new showroom in Pontiac, Illinois. The Dyes will be living in Pontiac and will both work to promote and grow the new museum. Along with the car collection, Dye has one of the largest collections of oil cans and a complete turn-of-the-century print shop which he hopes to display in Pontiac. The new museum, located at 205 North Mill Street, joins the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, the International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum, and the Livingston County War Museum already located in the downtown Pontiac business district.
City of Pontiac
115 W. Howard St.
Pontiac, IL. 61764