Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

onetrick56's 1964 Grand Prix

2020 September
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, where we keep the memory of Pontiac alive with great discussion, maintenance tips, restoration/modification progression "blogs" and help from professional & DIY mechanics. Also, wonderful competitions that occur regularly. Please register for an absolutely free account to join in!

Best Memories with your Pontiac in the 2010s Decade


Recommended Posts

  • Founders

best-moments-2010s.png

The end of the 2010's decade is just a few hours away and what better way to recap it than a good story about some memories with your Pontiac? It does not need to be about your build, just one moment you will remember about your Pontiac.

Mine is actually in late September of 2010 when myself and 2 of my best friends decided to go Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. It's about a 3.5 hours drive one-way for myself from where I live and being a younger man, decided to drive up/back that night (I guess morning at that point too). My 2 friends were coming from Gainesville which is northern Florida. The ride that they were going to have to get them from Gville to Orlando bailed at the last minute so it was either, I drive a whirlwind tour to Gville then to Orlando, back to Gvile and then back home of 13+ hours probably roundtrip of just drive time or lose money on the tickets we all bought in advanced for this event (if you don't know Halloween Horror Nights, it is extremely popular and you need tickets way in advanced). Decided to do that drive and very glad that I did. The trip was a huge success and probably solidified a greater bond between us all with all the energy drinks, music, haunted houses, roller coasters and of course, my G6 to get us around. In a span of 24 hours, I was on the road for more than half of it with only 2 hours sleep in Gville before returning home that morning but I hold that trip as one of the most fun things I've done and have my Pontiac to thank for making the journey without issue.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

For my wife's daily driver (Bleen / '05 Grand Prix), and this is nothing fancy by any means, it would have to be the satisfaction of, so far, clearing over 262,000 miles on the original L26 (N/A 3.8L). Bleen has been a solid car. Sadly, however, 2019 was a repair-intensive year for Bleen (cost of reliability is proportional to age, at least for a daily driver) such that 2019 alone saw a total repair bill of the value of the car (and these are not novice to mid-experience-level repairs I speak of). That said, I fear 2019 may be the last year she sleeps in our garage (although I secretly hope I can hold onto Bleen as a parts car for Ren - maybe pull the L26 for, if nothing else, just for the fun of it. I've always wanted a 3800 as decoration - yeah, I'm weird).

 

For my show car (Ren / '05 Grand Prix), there are many fond memories of, among other things, cruising Woodward and Saginaw St. for the Dream Cruise and Back to the Bricks, respectively. Going on drives around the lakes in my area (and enjoying my suspension work as I take the curves in the road) is also something I enjoy during the warm months. Also, and this may seem strange to others, I enjoy my fall and spring details of Ren (I'll spend around 40 hrs. detailing her). Auto detailing is something I enjoy - especially when I see the end result and the mirror-like finish. Lastly, and by no means lest, I enjoy taking Ren to, especially, smaller car shows in my area. I've been to (way) bigger shows but the closeness of those attending the smaller shows is something I have especially enjoyed (like two years ago when a friend - who was driving - and I were pulled over for going over 85 mph. in a 55 mph. zone in a pastor's Corvette - and being let go with only a warning - during one of the a fore mentioned smaller shows 😁 😯).

Edited by Stewy
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Founders
23 minutes ago, Stewy said:

Sadly, however, 2019 was a repair-intensive year for Bleen (cost of reliability is proportional to age, at least for a daily driver) such that 2019 alone saw a total repair bill of the value of the car (and these are not novice to mid-experience-level repairs I speak of). That said, I fear 2019 may be the last year she sleeps in our garage

Bummer, sorry to hear that!

23 minutes ago, Stewy said:

For my show car (Ren / '05 Grand Prix), there are many fond memories of, among other things, cruising Woodward and Saginaw St. for the Dream Cruise and Back to the Bricks, respectively.

You know we ❤️ pics here :) 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.