Archive for March, 2014
Once again, DAPA particpated in the Dallas Autorama Show for 2014.
Autorama is the largest indoor restored, custom, rod, and specialty car show in the Metroplex. 2014 marked the 54th anniversary of the show in Dallas, sanctioned under the auspices of ISCA: the International Show Car Association. For a photo summary event plus links to additional full coverage photos, please visit the Autorama 2014 page.
DAPA had a great display at the 2013 Autorama with 8 of our fine Pontiacs. Check out the article and photos here: AutoRama 2013
The Dallas Area Pontiac Association continues to keep the Pontiac Southern Nationals fresh and different from other Pontiac events. This year we took “fresh and different” to a new level.
PSN Wrap Up
I would like to thank everyone who had a part in this year’s Pontiac Southern Nationals. That includes the sponsors, the planning committee, the volunteers, the folks and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and especially YOU, the people who came out and brought a fantastic collection of Pontiacs. We had over 100 cars and they were absolutely incredible. Do not feel bad if you did not win an award (I didn’t either). The competition was incredibly tough and even if you did not win, you should know that your car was appreciated by dozens if not hundreds of people.
Our best of show winner this year was Ken Smith and his 1969 GTO Judge and the Lee Green award (DAPA’s choice) was given to Clifford Saxon and his 1972 Grand Prix SSJ Hurst Edition.
At the races on Sunday, it was a tough day for the Pontiacs. We had quite a few racers, but only a handful made it past the first round. Our big winner of the day was Joe Ed Boaz in his 1969 Firebird who came in 2nd place in the King Muscle class which runs 12.0 to 12.99 E.T.’s. Other top performers included Greg Scherer in his Gold 78 Trans Am. Greg was a first time racer and went several round in the Street Muscle Class which runs 14.0 to 15.50 E.T’s. Ted Fox also did well in the Street Muscle Class in his 2002 Trans Am. Finally, the Aubrey Parker Award went to Rick Pate in his 1969 GTO. The Aubrey Parker award was given for the best overall run of the day. Rick made a pass with a combined finish margin of 0.050 seconds. His reaction time and his time off of his dial in together were only 5/100 of a second. That is a near perfect run!
The photos from the show and race have been posted on the internet. Be sure to check them out by Clicking Here.
The members of the Dallas Area Pontiac Association hope you enjoyed this year’s PSN as much as we did. Make plans to attend next year as we build on the success. Finally, don’t forget our sponsors as you make buying decisions. They chose to sponsor the event because they love Pontiacs as much as we do!
The PSN 2013 – Proudly Sponsored by:
The American Performance & Classic Car Show
|2015 Paradise TX Show||Huelyn Duvall||’66 GTO||60’s Car||Mayor’s Choice|
|2015 Garland Labor Day Parade/Show||Frank and Brenda Moren||’58 Chieftain||50’s Car||First Place|
|2015 Garland Labor Day Parade/Show||Bob Cook||’09 GXP||2000’s Car||Class Award|
|2015 Garland Labor Day Parade/Show||Robert and Laura Garrett||’69 GTO||60’s Car||Mayor’s Choice|
|AutoRama 2015||Ricky Bowen||’77 Trans Am||1973-1978 Restored||First Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Joe Cain||’09 G8 GXP||2002-2012 Conservative Hardtop||Class Award|
|AutoRama 2015||Keith Davidson||’68 Firebird 400||1968-1972 Restored||Second Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Robert and Laura Garrett||’69 GTO||Competition Stock||First Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Chris and Cathy Horn||‘02 Trans Am||1993-Present Restored Convertible||First Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Frank and Brenda Moren||’58 Chieftain||1958-1967 Restored||Second Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Larry Rawlings||’09 Solstice||2002-Present Domestic Sports||First Place|
|AutoRama 2015||Rick Thiessen||’79 Trans Am||1979-1985 Altered Restored||Third Place|
|Nov 8, 2014||Joe Cain||2009 G8 GXP||END OF SEASON GM Car & Truck Show||Best In Class|
|Oct 18, 2014||Joe Cain||2009 G8 GXP||Caddo Mills Motor Club 5th Annual Benefit Show||1st Place – 80’s and up car|
|October 18, 2014||Rob and Laura Garrett||1969 GTO||O’Reilly Auto Parts Rockin’ Fall Show||2nd Place – 60’s Modified|
|September 1, 2014||Bob Spurrier||1956 Chieftain Wagon||Garland Exchange Club Labor Day Show||Top 20 Award|
|September 1, 2014||Rob and Laura Garrett||1969 GTO||Garland Exchange Club Labor Day Show||Top 20 Award|
|July 26, 2014||Todd Bradford||1969 Firebird||8th Annual Statewide Remodeling Show||Class Winner: Convertible|
|July 5, 2014||Brian Donahue||1969 GTO||Bass Pro, Grapveine||1st Place|
|July 5, 2014||Rick Thiessen||1979 Firebird||Bass Pro, Grapevine||Class Winner|
|April 11, 2014||DAPA||Everyone||Heights Car Show||Club Participation Award|
|March 1, 2014||Richard Bush||1964 GTO||Horsepower For Kids Show||1st Place – 60’s Class|
|February 16, 2014||Jack Ammons||2011 Solstice||Autorama 2014||Restored Convertible 2009-2011|
|February 16, 2014||Todd Bradford||1969 Firebird||Autorama 2014||1st Place – Custom Convertible|
|February 16, 2014||Russell Chase||1968 Firebird||Autorama 2014||Restored 1968-1972|
|February 16, 2014||Keith Davidson||1968 Firebird||Autorama 2014||Restored 1968-1972|
|February 16, 2014||Rob and Laura Garrett||1969 GTO||Autorama 2014||2nd Place – Competition Stock|
|February 16, 2014||Frank and Brenda Moren||1958 Chieftain||Autorama 2014||2nd Place – Restored 1958-1967|
|February 16, 2014||Bob Spurrier||1956 Chieftain Wagon||Autorama 2014||1st Place – Restored 1945-1957|
|February 16, 2014||Rick Thiessen||1979 Firebird||Autorama 2014||2nd Place – Restored 1979-1984|
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