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Great Lakes

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General discussion, images, events and questions about what's going on in the Great Lakes States of IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. Dude - I got the WHOLE frickin' story! Dimitri doesn't tell a story in 10 minutes. He mentioned wanting to swap cars with you on it too! That's how he feel in love again with the '59 Bonneville. Then we got to Utah and the original owner family with only 29,000 miles on his 4-barrel/original tri-power pieces in the trunk '59 Bonneville, how he located at the car in the shipping yard near the Ford Rouge Plant in a sea of new autos but they wouldn't let him past the office due to insurance liability reasons. The cost to ship the car from Utah to Michigan was almost as much as he paid for the car ~ $1500.00 at the time. He also said at Christmas time he puts up two Christmas trees. One for the family gifts and presents and one for the he-man / automotive / Pontiac memorabilia. The steering wheel is going to be in the box under the tree again this year he said! He's not sure if he'll never mount that steering wheel. I heard we had 87 cars this year, we normally have close to 110-125. Walk-in spectators were way down as well. Kind of have to expect that a bit. All state restrictions are lifted July 1st. So perhaps the Motor City show will be better attended.
  3. Thanks for the great pics from both you and Justa6! Frosty, I didn’t think Dimitrie would have installed the steering wheel yet. He had said that he likes looking at it and the original box it came in 😉. Don’t know if he (or you) had time for him to tell you about the first time we met at the Minnesota POCI convention and he saw my ‘59 and wanted to trade his ‘63 SD Catalina for it. Looks like you had a good show despite the threat of bad weather.
  4. 31pontiac - I did have a long discussion with Dimitri Toth on Saturday. First of all he says hello and he hopes you are doing well. Second "tell Tim I still haven't installed that steering wheel yet!" Dimitri went into a long winded story of how he purchased his '59 tri-power Bonneville from a couple out of Neffi (spelling?) Utah. Their parents had bought the car new, had a hard time keeping the 3 carbs tuned, had it switched to a single 4-barrel and then moved to Utah. The car sat for years. Dimitri was working with a car guy out of Salt Lake City. He asked Dimitri about his dream car - a '59 Bonneville. The guy thought he know of one. So because this long winded story of the back and forth communication, Dimitri getting photographs in the mail and looking at them with a f;ashlight during a power outage, etc. Dimitri didn't bring his car down, he was working for the Pontiac Transportation Museum on Saturday. So he was being a fair weather fan and he didn't want to worry about cleaning his car up in case it rained.
  5. OKay folks - here are some of my photos from the show. Here is Marge Sawruk's Solstice - Marge is the widow of the late Pontiac historian John Sawruk. Unrestores 55 GMC pickup and GMC Suburban A couple of Oldsmobiles - a stock 88 and a custom Firehawl #308 JUSTA's GTO Indyman Joe showed up after work First time I've ever seen an Oakland radiator grille shell in a swap meet before. The Pontiac Transportation Museum showed up with three cars: a '73 GTO, a '67 GTO, and a LS-7-powered Solstice This Mallett conversion is apparently still available today. that you could've ordered from the local Pontiac dealer. This particular Solstice was ordered from a local Detroit-area dealer - Art Moran. How about a Royal Bobcat? Dennis Koss' car is gorgeous.
  6. hahaaha good on ya mate !!! ... i still really like the baby blue! it suits the car !!!
  7. Tried to talk 64 Cat outta those headlight trims.......but he wasn't havin any of it. Justa Happy to see ya, glad you could make the trip down to attend the show. You can PM me here anytime your coming down and hang out with us. We won't embarrasss you too bad. MAYBE??
  8. Sorry about that got a call from work
  9. gees JustA... your gto looks fantastic !!! And the 64 looks super cool in that baby blue !! super trick flame job on the 65 !
  10. Well the 32nd annual Dustoff is in the books for another year. Weather held off, but HOT sticky, humid. Up til last night weatherman was sayin Thunderstorms by 2pm. They LIED as usual. I took Justa 66, JustaG6, Frosty, IndymanJoe, Tim Crofoot all FP members. Was really nice to see Tim as he lives over 2hrs away. JustaG6 and Frosty took awards. Indy and Tim had to leave a lil early and missed our usual group photo. Missing Mr and Mrs Notallthere from our group this year again. Attendance was waaay down, mostly to the weathermans forcast, I think. Spectator attendance was way down as well. We had maybe a third of the usual swap meet vendors. Sorry Kiwi and Fritzy didn't find what you were looking for. Big Chris...saw no loose window trim to get you an answer. Frosty was the club photographer so I'll post a couple teasers til he can fill in the gaps with info on attendance and his pic's.
  11. Nope just trying to get the MIL closer to us for logistical reasoning and sanity. Meanwhile at work.
  12. Wow. Ran out of car things to do in the garage? Or justa lack of parts? I feel your pain bud.
  13. Day 155 of the three week Chirstmas Lockdown and any car show looks good. Even 25 cars going for coffee all at once. We are going to miss you guys this weekend. I will be thinking of you as we are staining my mother - in- laws deck.
  14. Nothin from Joe, but he said he would be there a while ago. I'm Sending you an Email.
  15. Any word from Indyman Joe? Do you know if he's coming to the show? I got text messages from Notallthere and his better half on Sunday. Ontario finally lifted their "Stay at Home" orders on Friday. So they were out in the FrankenChevelle enjoying the local "Cars and Coffee" scene in Sarnia. They just got their first Pfizer vaccination last week - based on current vaccine availability in Canada, they get their second shot September 16th. Thank Trudeau for that! I promised them we will do a 'missing man formation' photo for them since they are still locked out at the border and most of Canada is still pretty well locked down at the moment. They are looking at another car show season in the crapper unless things drastically improve this summer.
  16. Never got over there, but was watching their site and they had planned on it.
  17. That's not what I heard at the Widertacker meeting on Saturday. According to Dan Kane, LC told him that our show was the kick off event of the summer for Springfield Oaks. FYI - Sins of Steel cancelled their show on May 18th. Not clear why from their Facebook page.
  18. Heard Sins of Steel had their event there this last weekend.??? Now Justa keep the heat out of the 90's.
  19. According to today's weather report - rain Friday - partly sunny for Saturday's show. It would appear that the county park where we've hosted the show for the last 15+ years, this will be the park's first event since the COVID pandemic began. So it's there first event in 16 months too. Some safety protocols will still be in place, no indoor dining for example. However, the show is moving forward.
  20. I have a few buddies doing that tour. It's my desire that in 2 years I can do it too (that's my target retirement date), spring of 2023. Lucy should also be back together by then too.
  21. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/back-to-the-bricks-kicks-off-2021-promo-tour-with-car-show-in-mount-pleasant/ar-AAKImVM?ocid=msedgdhp
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