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
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.
It was another food and laugh fest during the annual Arkansas Pontiac Association Christmas Party. After a great pot luck meal the crew moved on to playing a game called "where are you going"
and then moved on to the highlight of the evening, the dirty Santa gift swap. It goes without saying that the rubber chickens returned and have found new homes for the coming year. We all look forward
to the next chapter in the life of the rubber chicken! Click on the photo to go to the gallery.
I don't know how many Poncho Power Tours we've done now but this one was one of the best. Thanks to Marshall Johnson for laying out the plan. We drove up to Branson Friday night and spent Saturday
going to a festival and car show. The best part of Saturday was the drive back via some backroads we found. We departed Branson on Sunday morning and pulled off a poker run along the way. New members Scotty and
Blain Heaslet took home the traveling gumball machine trophy. The group split up at Harrison with some folks heading home but a few intrepid souls still had some driving to do and Scenic 7 was calling our name.
Overall, it was a great time. We took some pictures. Click on the one up above to go to the gallery.
Thank you to all the participants who came to the Maumelle Community Center for
another successful Wheelin' And Healin' car show. Without the support of the participants and our sponsors we couldn't do the charitable work for Arkansas Children's Hospital's
Clinical Nutrition Department. I'd also like to thank our hard working members who work hard all year long to pull this show togehter.
We registered 68 cars and had our first 100 point car as Best In Show. Congratulations to Roger Felty for that award with his 1949 Ford woody
stationi wagon. Here are a few pictures from the show. Click on the photo above for the gallery.
The club tried something new, a garage tour of a few members. We made five stops and found out all kinds of cool things about the members on the stop. We saw
everything from modern fuel injection on a vintage Pontiac, a car collection with a real General Lee movie car, rare factory Pontiac parts, an incredible collection
of die-cast automobilia and some vintage parts and cars from the heyday of drag racing. Special thanks to Robert O'Neal for the idea and organizing it and more thanks to his
wife Dora for setting up the cookout at the end.
We had a great cruise via highway 70 to Carlisle. We made an unscheduled stop in Lonoke to check out the restored train depot. After lunch
at Nick's BBQ we wandered over to the Carlisle airport, scene of some stiff drag racing back in the 60's and 70's. That stop was made much
more enjoyable due to the stories from Linda Sullivan who was a regular spectator and Robert O'Neal who actually raced there. Click on the picture
above for a few shots of our day.