Warwick, Rhode Island • September 19-21
by Larry Kummer
Once again, as in 2010 and 2012, Pontiacs from throughout the Northeast U.S gathered at the Warwick, Rhode Island Crowne Plaza for “A Pontiac Celebration,” proving that although our favorite car is gone, our love and enthusiasm for them is not.
But even more than a celebration of our favorite car, hobbyists again showed their generosity as they gave their time, energy and money to support our two children’s cancer charities– the main reason for the event. . . “Pontiacs with a Purpose!” From the 2010 and 2012 shows, we have donated nearly $16,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation for childhood cancer and The Tomorrow Fund helping children and families affected by cancer– and we are happy to announce that 2014 did even better!
Beautiful Pontiacs were rolling in as early as Thursday afternoon, with many more arriving on Friday to participate in our “Teddy Bear Cruise” where all cars of the surrounding area are invited to a party with music, food, and plenty of great cars– nearly 150 strong for a beautiful Fall evening.
Saturday’s show day was full of every type of Pontiac you could wish, with numbers climbing to 220 by the end of registration. We thank all the many Pontiac Clubs from throughout the area for spreading the word about the Celebration, and coming out to show their support. Pontiac people are Great!
The evening brought over 150 people together to visit and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner followed by awards. There were many fine Pontiacs earning rewards for their hard working owners– congratulations to all. Top honors for capturing the Peoples’ Choice, as well as the Celebration Committee Choice, awards was Jeff Goldstein with a fantastic 1961 Ventura.
For more information and news about A Pontiac Celebration 2016, visit www.PontiacRegistry.com .