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The Michigan Widetrackers


The Widetrackers spent the 4th of July in Hadley MI for their annual parade

 

Just a few touches to make the 67 GTO pop in the parade

Gary Beemer brought one of his many Pontiacs - this one a 1967 GTO

Larry Vader with his 66 Bonneville tri-power

Marlyn and Tom Clees with their 1969 GTO convertible

Mike Bartley brought Jenn's Fiero

Tim and Pam Andrews showing off an optional tailpiece to their Trans Am

Rich and Linda Dabrowski brought their grand-daughter Kallie and daughter-in-law Mandy.  They are expert crowd wavers.

Deb and Bruce Bunker had some great decorations on their 67 Firebird.

Wade Cleffman and Rick Blome sporting their Widetracker red.

After the parade, we had the opportunity to visit the Hadley Mill Museum where the Township Historical Society have assembled a collection of over 800 items of historical significance.  A 1907 Pontiac on loan for the summer from the Sloan Museum in Flint MI. was displayed.   Maximum speed 24 mph.


 

Sloan Museum Auto Fair  Flint, MI   June 28 -29, 2014

Featuring 50 Years of the GTO

Five of our members, Jeff Bourcier, Eric White, Ken Vanniman, Ernie Peruski and Rich Dabrowski were selected to display their GTOs in the Durant Plaza to celebrate the history of the iconic, "Muscle car."

 

Bob and Deb Pauldine (front-center) own a 1968 GTO.  They have a Widetracker membership form and strongly considered joining our club.  Also pictured (L to R) are Barb and Ken Vanniman, Eric White, Jeff Bourcier and Rich Dabrowski.


 

On March 1st, 2014, Widetracker members were fortunate to tour the private car and automobilia collection

of Neal Porter, owner of Vette Products of Michigan

 

Neal Porter and Mike Woody

 

 

1953 Corvette (1 of 300) frame and drivetrain awaiting its body

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible

In the background awaiting restoration, is a 1963 Chevrolet split window coupe Z06 factory racecar


 

Autorama 2014

Cobo Hall  Detroit, MI

Widetrackers enjoyed attending this annual show...many Pontiac show cars displayed

among other awesome show cars.  This was a great way to forget about winter.

 


 

Fun, Fun, Fun at the 2012 Holly Jolly Folly and

Lake Orion Lighted Parade

 


On November 11th, 2012, The Widetrackers assembled in Lake Orion for the Veteran's Memorial Service.  Our club has also placed a stone in the park to honor all veterans.


2012 Widetrackers Picnic

Members cast ballots for their favorite three cars and awards were given.  Congratulations to the Gabriels, Longs and Woodys.

 A great job was done by our Widetracker Executive Board and picnic volunteers for an enjoyable day.

  Thanks Wade and Carol for being the perfect hosts.

Mike and Jenn Bartley  - get your 50/50 tickets!

3 Old Goats

One of our newest members, Denny Willett

Ted and Brenda LaGuire and a gorgeous Trans Am

Ed and Kathy will be cruising in their newly acquired Bonneville

Bill Short brought his GMC pickup

 

John, can you check for the wining 50/50 raffle ticket?

Doug Blakeley woke up and had to decide if it was a red or yellow kind of day

The Larsons are smiling - the 63 GP is back on the road.  Welcome home Christine!

Bill and Rhonda sporting a new ride

This 67 GTO Sports Coupe is owned by our Webmaster

Bruce and Deb Bunker

Future Concour de'elegance vehicles

Can you say Catalina 2+2

 


St. Ignace Car Show June 28-30th

A fun-filled 3 day weekend filled with luncheons, parades and an outstanding car show

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

April 24, 2012 Visit to Stahl's Automotive Foundation in Chesterfield, Michigan

(under construction)

 

1914 OAKLAND

 


The Widetrackers visited on March 24, 2012

The wheel (center) was made of springs - thought was to cushion the ride

Great stop sign and Michigan license plate display

Denise caught making a donation to the museum

Jim Larson suggested this might the first "Hearst Olds"

 

Member, Bob Van Sickle, remembers this car racing down the driveway of Hurst in Madison Heights.  The business just happened to be next door to Madison High School.

The Rocket wall was in the office area of Oldsmobile's General Manager when the new Oldsmobile Administration Building opened in August 1966.  The wall was constructed at a cost of $15,000.

 

The ladies said it's "lunch time"

And after a day at the museum, we all took a lunch break at Clara's of Lansing

 


February 25, 2012   Widetrackers visit the

2012 Autorama Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan

A supercharged red 1955 Ford Thunderbird won the 2012 Ridler Award, the top prize presented at Meguiar's Detroit Autorama.  The T-bird is owned by Dwayne Peace of Tyler, Texas, and was designed by his son, Jonathan Peace, 23, a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.  The car had been in the family for 20 years and was used to run errands before it was overhauled into a show car.  The winner receives a silver bowl with inscriptions of all the former award winners along with a custom jacket and a check for $10,000.00.

A truck we should all have in our garage

A GTO Judge conversion

Jerry O'Rourke leaving our Dust-Off fliers at the CruisNews display

66 GTO Custom convertible

1964 Pontiac Raybestos GTO

HPP Trans Am Conversion

 

Kid Rock's 67 Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible

Roseville, MI High School did a Smoky and the Bandit re-creation

2006 Pontiac GTO

Custom 1941 Pontiac Convertible

ZTA Firebird Conversions

Widetrackers and guests waiting for the People Mover in Greektown

'53 Pontiac Chieftain with body modifcations found on the second level

Unbelievable detailing on the 65 GTO

Awesome 2000 GMC Sonoma

Owner of this 67 GTO Sports Coupe drag raced this car - 11,000 original  miles

 


January 22, 2012

Widetracker Holiday Dinner at Chardonnay of Oxford

 


 

Ames Tri-Power Nationals    August 5-7,2011

Norwalk, Ohio

Show field and swap vendors

Arnie Beswick still thrilling the crowd

The Futureliner speeding down the strip


Shelby Lions Car Show at the Packard Proving Grounds

July 24, 2011

 


 

Tribute to Malcom "Mac" McKellar

at the Inn at Cass Lake 7-23-11

 


 

 

 


Widetracker Members Picnic

July 16, 2011

Carol greeted a huge turnout

Classic and Collector cars were staged

 for members to choose their favorite three

Straight ahead to the showfield

A new building since we last met

Landscaped grounds

50/50 numbers carefully checked

Trophies were made by Norm Hovis

Award winners jeff Bourcier, Charlie long and Dan Aldrich

Anna Maria Calianno received an award given by POCI

for her work on the Tracker publication

jerry and Denise O'Rourke

Jeff Bourcier with grandson Jaren

Donna Bourcier with her G6 convertible

Tom O'Brien

Norm and Arlene hovis

Mike and Mary Woody

Farmer Wade giving tractor rides

A roaring campfire and time to all to relax


 

23rd Annual Spring Dust-Off

  June 11, 2011

Best Of Show winner was

Michael Morrissey with his 1963 Catalina

 

Winner of the John Sawruk Memorial Trophy

was Paul and Marjo Prinzing with their 1976 Astre Safari Wagon

Winner of the Malcolm "Mac" McKellar Memorial Award

was David Duffney with his 1969 Grand Prix SJ

Registration was smooth running

Leaving Registration and heading for the show field

The sponsors came through with plenty of merchandise

 for goodie bags and door prizes

Larry Marsh, Denise and Jerry O'Rourke, Chuck Humphrey and Steve Armstrong helped direct cars on the show field

Marge Sawruk and sons

Jerry and Denise were in charge of 50/50 ticket sales

Lots of activity at the Club Table

Show me the money...a happy 50/50 winner

Awarding umbrellas as door prizes kept the rain away!

Paul Deesen, retired GM Designer poses with a freshly restored 1964 GTO convertible

Plenty of vendors both inside and outside

These 65 GTOs sparkled

Our favorite DJs did an awesome job

Voting ended at 1:00pm - time to count the ballots

 

Jerry Lendzion displayed his 69 Firebird racecar

Milt Schornack appeared with his 1970 GTO Racecar

Larry and Robin Marsh


June 4, 2011 M-15 Heritage Rally

A day of cruising starts with breakfast at the Apollo in Davison

Visits to the dealerships - Cook's in Vassar and Waldron in Davison were big hits


 

In September of 2010, the Widetrackers purchased a replacement club trailer

Plenty of storage room in this Interstate 16' x 7'

Several members are working on it in a dry, warm building this winter.

After scraping and brushing, Bob Van Sickle is applying a coating of POR-15 rust preventer.  Cost = $55.00 a quart (ouch!) 

 

John Calianno found room in his building for this maintenance project

 


Holly Jolly Folly at Indianwood Country Club on Dec. 3rd, 2010

 

The Indianwood Country Club was beautifully decorated for Christmas

Dennis and Nancy Carol

 

Judy Vader

 

 

Nancy, Steve, Mike and Mary

 

Jerry and Denise O'Rourke

 

John and Anna Maria Calianno

 

Bob and Phyllis Van Sickle

 

Mary and Glenna

 

Alex and Nancy Hiller

 

 

Chuck and Clarice Humphrey

Vito and Glenna Finazzo

 

 

Charlie and Mary Ann Long

Jim Larson

Our Vice-President Jim Larson greets the Coopers

 

John and Cheryl Cooper

 


On November 18th, the Widetrackers had the rare opportunity to visit the private collection of classic cars, trucks, tractors and neon signs of Diane and Chuck Schneider at Stonegate Farm in Hadley, MI.

 

 

 

 

  

  

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On May 16th, the Widetrackers joined the Woodward GTO Tigers in a visit to

 Scott Tieman's Supercar Specialties Shop in Portland, MI

This 1963 Super Duty Lemans is one of only 6 built by Pontiac.  After raced by Stan Antlocer for 1 year, it was sold in October of 1963.  Recently found in Harrison, Michigan, the car went for sale on Ebay.  John Raconda of Long Island, NY bought the car on November 9, 2008 for $226,521.63.

1963 "Swiss Cheese" SD Catalina #1 of only14 built and delivered to the  Micky Thompson super stock racing team

Chassis lightened through use of aluminum stamped panels

421 C.I. rated at 500 HP

Around the shop


          Widetrackers visit the Henry Ford

 

An indoor drive-in movie

1902 Ford 999

  This was Henry Ford's 1st race car having a 4 cylinder engine with no body, no hood and a wood chassis.  The racer was driven by Barney Oldfield was driven on Lake St. Clair reaching speeds over 91 mph.

No seatbelt and look at that steering wheel!

 

F.D.R.'s Bubbletop Presidential Limo

1948 Tucker Torpedo Sedan - only 51 units were hand assembled

The GM "Autonomy" - a car of the future powered with a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motors at each wheel

Yea Steve...it will fit in your garage!

1925 Alcoa Pierce-Arrow

Only 15 or so were built and were 85% aluminum

Denise O'Rourke

Widetrackers stopping to look at a GTO

Nancy Ruple & Kathy Biron want to know "What's cooking?"

DC - 3

Rosa Parks Bus

John Calianno has options for a caravan to Dayton, Ohio

Time to dine at Cheli's Chili


 

Heritage Center

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