I won a trophy today for taking my ’48 Pontiac Streamliner sedan to the Pontiac Oakland club International’s revived Badgerland Chapter Meet in Oshkosh, Wis. Actually, none of my cars are in “trophy winning” condition and the real reason I won is that my car was the only entry in the class for 1926-1946 models! Even worse, there were no entrants in the 1949 to 1954 class! It was a great show with plenty of GTOs and Firebirds and even a pair of Fieros and a great-looking 2007 Pontiac G6. But I sure do miss seeing older models with names like Chief of the Sixes, Torpedo and Silver Streak. In the fall I am looking forward to going to the POCI “Early Times Chapter” meet in Quincy, ill. There will be other flathead Pontiacs there (and I doubt if any of my cars will win a trophy).
Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell
"Gunner" is one of of the most prolific authors and most visible characters in the old car hobby. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner’s Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa, Wis.
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