to the home of Arkansas's premier Pontiac car club. Our objective
is simple. We offer Pontiac car enthusiasts a family environment
in which they can enjoy their automobiles and each other. We welcome
any past, current or future owner of Pontiac automobiles to join
Roughly 100 cars came to Fort Roots VA hospital in NLR to join us for the Dad's Old Car event, an annual cruise in for the benefit of the veterans. The weather was iffy early in the day but the clouds cleared and the rain stayed away. It always warms our hearts to see the veterans out enjoying
the car hobby just like we do. We can't wait for next year!
Despite monsoon like conditions members Chris Ritter and Chris Lube attended the recent Pontiac Southern Nationals in Dallas sponsored by the Dallas Area Pontiac Asssociation club. Held at the Cavenaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas, the cars were protected by being in an aircraft hanger so the rain
didn't slow down the fun. Both garnered awards and Lube came home with the coveted "Best In Show" trophy!
When member Chris Lube saw that the Northwest Arkansas Pontiac club was headed for the Cliff House Cafe on a cruise we couldn't resist meeting them there. Any reason for taking a cruise on scenic Arkansas highway 7 is reason enough for us to fire up the hot rods and make a run. Click on the image above for pictures from our fun day.
It was H-U-G-E!!! What an incredible turnout for the first merged Wheelin' And Healin' Goodsell Truck Accessory car show in Jacksonville. There were 137 cars registered for judging, another 70 or so who chose to display only along with the APA's own Pontiacs on the show field. We want to thank all the sponsors, all the people who came out and supported us and especially Mark Goodsell for his help and dogged determination to get us to merge our shows. I think it worked out well for all of us, don't you? There's even more coverage of the event on our Facebook page. The link is over on the left side of the page here. You can click on the picture above for a gallery of images from the show.
One weekend and 400 miles later we've done another fun Poncho Power Tour. Things started out shaky with a broken brake line and an alternator
belt that rolled but we perservered. Saturday found us having lunch in historic Wilson, Arkansas and touring the Dyess Colony and Johnny Cash boyhood home.
Sunday started with yet another 180 degree turn after we blew past the world famous George Ray Drag Strip in Paragould. Then we meandered up to Old Davidsonville
state park, cut west across the top of the state and landed in Heber Springs for the traditional ice cream stop before splitting up and heading for home. It was
lots of fun and great people. I can't wait for next year. Pictures are as always.
When we heard that the classic movie "Smokey and The Bandit" was going to be on the big screen again we couldn't pass it up. A group of roughly
20 APA members trekked to the theater to take in Burt and Sally running from Jackie Gleason one more time! Mark Osbourne made the day by driving up
in his SE Trans Am and a replica of the car used by Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice. We only grabbed a few pictures so click above for what we did.
What do you do when Mother Nature decides to give you a sunny, 80 degree afternoon in February? We know. Meet for pizza, have a short
lunch meeting and then hit the road for a cruise! Ice cream at the end makes it even better. Click on the picture above for more of what you missed.