Warwick, Rhode Island - The 2016 “Pontiac Celebration” Eastern Regional Meet is in the books. . . the record books, that is. Once again, the event has grown in the number of great Pontiacs showing, and the number of Pontiac hobbyists enjoying this special weekend gathering.
Never forgetting the purpose of this event –“Pontiacs with a Purpose”– attendees gave their time, energy, and contributions to these two children’s cancer charities:
Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation for childhood cancer and The Tomorrow Fundhelping children and families affected by cancer. To date over $30,000 has been donated by “A Pontiac Celebration” from 2010 through 2016. All because of generous Pontiac enthusiasts. Proving how great Pontiac people are!
While a few Pontiac lovers arrived as early as Thursday to help with the event, many more rolled in Friday to participate in the area-wide “Teddy Bear Cruise” that evening. Live music, food, and drink attracted many great cars of all types, makes, and models cruising in for the fun.
The big event was the All Pontiac Car Show on Saturday. Sunny Fall weather made for a great day. They were happy to see 240 beautiful Pontiacs on the show field. Once again many local and surrounding area Pontiac Clubs came in force to make the event a huge success.
As the event has grown in cars showing, so has the Saturday banquet awards dinner. The evening’s sprawling BBQ dinner spread was enjoyed by a hungry crowd after a full day of fun and activities. But the high point of the banquet was when the many awards were given out to all who worked so hard preparing their cars. Top award of the evening – People’s Choice– went to Keith Bailey with his beautiful 1910 Oakland. In addition, the Vacation Raffle saw a lucky winner heading off to a Caribbean vacation on beautiful St. Thomas.
For more information about A Pontiac Celebration – 2016 visit www.PontiacRegistry.com.