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360Rocket's 1970 GTO

2019 March
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General discussion, images, events and questions about what's going on in the Mid-Atlantic States of DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV.

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  2. Greetings everyone. I am new to this forum and to owning a Pontiac. I will be picking up a '72 Pontiac Catalina in the spring. However, I need to find a private garage since the Catalina is far to long for my garage. Most of the public storage areas in my area do not have indoor vehicle storage available. Any suggestions? I am in Northern Virginia near Quantico.
  3. Wow! I hate to see classic cars smashed up. Be careful everyone. I drive my car like im on a motorcycle,checking and rechecking all the time. We have this driven into us regularly. It is the smith system 5 rules. It really helps. The always leave an out has saved me Many times,i drive for GE 30k a year at this point. (Not Guitars extreme LOL ) Aim High The first rule for this method is “Aim high in steering”. Staying alert of the dangers and traffic ahead not only avoids rear-end collisions, but it also alerts other drivers behind your vehicle to slow down. The driver should steer and focus their attention high, so as to view the road as whole and not just a few feet ahead. 2. The Big Picture “Be aware of your surroundings at all times” may seem obvious to say, but distracted drivers are just as dangerous as intoxicated ones. Erratic and angry drivers take up a large portion of the traffic we see daily, so avoid major accidents by noticing how other drivers behave on the road. Having the whole picture means that you are doing your part to keep your vehicle as safe as possible while moving 1000ft a second. There are a variety of hazards between your own vehicle and other drivers, and a keen awareness of these dangers will reduce these risks. 3. Keep Your Eyes Moving The third standard of the Smith System asks drivers to remain alert. Energy drinks can only do so much before they cause the body to crash, and any repetitive motion sends us into a trance. Consistent eye movement prevents your body from entering the trance state, keeping you alert to every driving condition ahead of you. 4. Leave Yourself an Out The fourth principle of the Smith System states to leave yourself a way out. This means ensure that other drivers do not box you in while selecting their lanes. Do not follow other vehicles too closely, and always anticipate what choices other drivers make. 5. Make Sure They See You The worst thing a driver can do is assume. Assume other drivers can see them, assume other drivers are not dangerous, or even assume that they will just get to their destination safely. The final rule for the Smith System is “Make Sure You Are Seen”. This rule prevents accidents by removing assumptions made behind the wheel. As a driver, make sure that other drivers can see you and anticipate your move.
  4. This was a horrible start to the car show here in Charleston last night. A newer Camaro is said to have blown through a red light and hit the 57 Chevy! http://wchstv.com/news/local/classic-car-catches-fire-on-us-119-metro-911-says This caused a 45-minute back up on all three lanes of US 119 all the way back to I-64. This happened in front of the planned cruise-in destination, Home Depot and Cabela’s. Today’s events on the boulevard are a lot calmer!
  5. Anyone going to be in Charleston WV next week for the Doo Wop?
  6. This year Bogi from All Girls Garage will be there for meet-n-greet and signing autographs. This year will also be a celebration / appreciation for military service. All the branches of the service will be honored throughout the show. Somehow, yours truly has been talked into doing "man on the street" interviews with car owners about their cars throughout the show too. I've been promised another zero on my check.....
  7. The 13th annual Charleston (WV) Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop will be held October 3-7, 2018. This will be my 11th year attending this show. For me, this is a can't miss show. They give away prize money, a poker run, fireworks after the concert of Saturday night. Concerts at Haddad Park Thursday thru Saturday night. Last year, Lou Santiago from Car Fix was there to meet and greet folks. The West Virginia Drag Racing Hall of Fame has its annual induction ceremony during the show. You can get more information and register online at: http://www.charlestonwvcarshow.com
  8. That doesn't come as any surprise. Both men are legends in the Pontiac community for good reasons.
  9. Frosty, I don't know if you heard this already, but I recently read on the PY forum that 2 of the PPA HoF names are John DeLorean and Jim Wangers. Sorry if it is old news.
  10. Please and thank you sir! I am curious about the deceased category since I knew John Sawruk, Mac McKeller, and Eric White - they were all members of our POCI chapter. I've met Jim Wangers (several times), Tim Dye (twice already and will probably know him more once the Pontiac Transportation Museum opens), Russ Gee (I skied with his son Greg for years), Jim Mattison, and Milt Schornack. ....and we'd love to see pictures of both events too.
  11. I will be at the Pypes show (have been to every one so far) on Saturday. And I am planning to get to the GTOAA Nats on Friday. I will try to get you that info.
  12. 31pontiac - are you going? If so I am interested to know who was selected for the Pontiac Preservation Association's Hall of Fame inductees since I was fortunate enough to actually vote on the initial list of candidates and the subsequent vote for this year's inductees.
  13. Pypes Exhaust / Max Performance Car Show Is June 29-30 in Hatfield PA just 20 minutes away from the GTOAA National convention in Valley Forge. Registration and info at www.pypesexhaust.com/carshow
  14. The 2018 GTOAA National Conventions will be held in Valley Forge, PA. It will be June 26-30, 2018. Contact the Susquehanna Valley GTO club for more information regarding lodging, registeration, etc. https://www.svgto.com/
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    This is Pro. Grace is back again this year.....and parked across the street from me too.....sigh!
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    Open day of the Rod Run and Doo Wop didn't disappoints. Lots of neat cars and trucks on the Boulevard to see.
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    Wise Acre!
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    Howdy Michgan
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    Last night after the cruise-in to Cabella's ends, I drive back to the hotel and start walking around the boulevard. I bump into my buddy Kenny who runs the parking for the show. Kenny always gives be a great stop. He said do you mind parking on the corner, I say I don't care. Kenny looks at his lieutenant Danny and says put him here. Danny gets out of the truck, gets a piece of chalk and marks the spot and writes the word "Michgan", no second "I". So its pronounced Mich-gan. Danny looks at me says it's the spelled correctly. It's the proper hick spelling!!!! LOL!
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    I am leaving tomorrow morning. I can't wait. I am anxious to see how this new venue for the Wednesday night cruise-in works out. We use to be at Mardi Gras casino in Cross Lanes WV. Now we will be at Cabella's in South Charleston.
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