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stratman

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stratman last won the day on January 5

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About stratman

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    Virginia

Forever Pontiac

  • Name
    Pat
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1981
  • Car
    Trans Am
  • Engine
    305
  • Style
    Coupe
  • Color
    Black

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  1. Beautiful Bonnie! Looking at the options I can see, it has to be a rare beast... convertible, 421 tri-power, 4 speed, eight lug wheels, tach, vacuum gauge, power windows, arguably the best color combination.
  2. Thank you and keep up the good work Ringo! Looking forward to the next ten years buddy!
  3. Thanks guys. I am so blessed to have such good friends, even ones I have never met like you all.
  4. I had many highs and lows in the 2010s with Pontiac and life. Here they are in chronological order... September 2013: Took delivery of the greatest car I have ever or will ever own... A fully restored, documented numbers matching, triple black, 400 HO, 4-speed 1968 GTO. Named her Black Betty that day! Her she is as she arrived that glorious day... August 2014: Black Betty won many trophies at local car shows and cruise-ins, but the proudest moment came at the 2014 Susquehanna GTO's All Pontiac Show in Landisville PA. If I remember right, there were close to 200 Pontiacs. Black Betty was class "D" 1964 - 1974 Stock GTO... there were 17 beautiful restored GTOs from many east coast states in the class. Black Betty won Best In Class! 2015 and 2016 were horrible. My dear wife Nancy was diagnosed with stage three cancer in March 2015 and passed in July 2016. Had to sell Black Betty to keep up with the bills. As much as we love our Pontiacs, they are just metal and rubber and pale in comparison when your wife of 38 years is dying of cancer. I sold it with no regrets. July 2019: I returned to the Pontiac fold when I purchased a black 1981 4- speed Trans Am (after swearing I would NEVER buy another black car, lol!). Named her Raven . October 2019: I went to the biggest car show (just short of 800 cars) in WV. It is in Charleston WV and they biock off one of the main drags for over a mile and the cars park on both sides of the street. I got to finally meet Frosty and he set me up with a primo parking spot as he is one of the grand poobahs of this event. Spent three days there, got a free detail from one of the venders. I look forward to going again this year.
  5. Thanks for not ratting me out Frosty, but it is hard to ignore so I needed to confess, lol! I keep the registration sticker from Charleston because it reminds me of the great time I had that weekend. Hard to predict the future, but I definitely want to go again next year.
  6. It was sunny and in the 50s today, so I unwrapped Raven and went for a drive after she sat in the barn for a month. In the video you will see I have lost a wing off the bird on the driver's side sail panel. Worst of all, you will see a bad scratch on the passenger's side door. I have only my idiot self to blame for that.
  7. Many here know the reason I had to sell my '68 GTO four years ago and had been without a Pontiac until this year. I am so grateful to be a part of this calendar with these eleven other magnificent Pontiacs. Thank you to all who entered and voted, A special thank you to Ringo who put in all the hard work to make this possible... The annual calendar voting seems to get better every year , thanks buddy!
  8. Ok, good. How are those cars getting votes when they are not there?
  9. I’m not seeing the entries in #3 Which Pontiac. Did I miss something?
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