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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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