North Coast Ohio - May 2012


Chapter member Mike Petryshyn is new to Pontiac car collecting.  He purchased his 1973 poncho two years ago at an auction at the IX Center in Cleveland.  His bid was good enough to drive his first Pontiac home.  This Grand Ville convertible joined Mike’s collection of three Cadillacs.

Mike’s new addition was assembled in Pontiac, MI and sold to its first owner in Pennsylvania for $5,500.  Mike is the third owner of this Florentine Red classic.  Features include a 455 cubic-inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine, a Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission, plus power front disc brakes.  Options include power windows, AM radio with a power 8 track tape player, and air conditioning.

Mike cleaned up the motor and recently switched the air conditioning to R-134a.  Refurbishing the interior including the all Morrokide interior trim is on Mike’s  to- do list.

With approximately 85,000 original miles the ’73 Grand Ville convertible is a great running car.   Mike enjoys cruising his solid, rust free, daily driver.

Our Third Annual Poker Run/Road Rally was on May 20th .   A big THANK YOU to Tom and Regina Moritz for planning this wonderful event.   Everyone who attended had a great time.

On June 10th, NCPC hosted the 21st Annual BOP Car Show/Swap Meet.  A grand display of striking Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Pontiacs  filled the Solon Commons area.

The following chapter members won in their individual BOP classes:

Don Cermak – ’65 GTO…THIRD PLACE

Ken Diersing – ’73 Centurion…THIRD PLACE

Chuck Graham – ’88 Fiero…FIRST PLACE                                                                                                             Tonia Hogan – ’80 Bonneville…FIRST PLACE                                                                                                                  Linda Lerz – ’66 Bonneville…SECOND PLACE                                                                     Tom/Kathy Maresco – 2012 LaCrosse…THIRD PLACE                                                                                       Mark Tilson – ’64  2+2… SECOND PLACE                                                                                                Ron Valentik – ’31 Pontiac 2-door…SECOND PLACE



By a show of hands at our May meeting, several members will be heading to St. Charles, IL to attend the POCI National Convention.                                          

For more information on the North Coast Pontiac Chapter of POCI, contact Carolyn Kucia, 127 Willard Avenue, Bedford, OH 44146, or email onecleannut@aol.com , or please check out our web site at http://northcoastpontiacchapter.org & You can also search for North Coast Pontiac Club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/northcoastpontiacclub) .

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Jay Buick GMC, 18800 Rockside Road, Bedford, OH  If you are in the area, please join us.

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