After 2009's dramatic collaboration between the GTO Association of America (GTOAA) and the Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) in Dayton to produce one ginormous event, the Pontiac faithful in both camps have been eager to repeat the historic effort.

After more than two years of planning, members of the Southeastern Indiana Chapter of POCI and the Ohio Valley Chapter of GTOAA, under the direction of Paul Freese and Doug Pulskamp respectively, brought the second POCI-GTOAA Co-Vention together, and the results were truly mind-boggling.

Housed at the Wright State University Nutter Center, formerly known as the E.J. Nutter Center, in Fairborn, Ohio, the facility was large enough to completely accommodate the Co-Vention, and there was even room for nearly 200 cars to be displayed indoors.

The 2013 POCI-GTOAA Co-Vention was also the 50th Anniversary of the '63 Pontiac full-line release, and dozens of full-sized and Tempest models were on hand. The 75th Anniversary of the '38 Pontiac was also recognized, and several examples were in attendance, both in stock and modified configurations.

Classes for vehicles were judged by each club and ranged from Points Judged to Popular Vote, as well as a display-only Road Warrior class for vehicles driven to the event. Each club maintained its own judging system and appointed its own judges. Several cars were registered for both POCI and GTOAA Points Judging and some even won Gold awards from both clubs, which was no small feat.

Racing was held at nearby Kil-Kare Raceway, with bracket-style drag racing and an autocross for those who enjoy carving up the corners with their Pontiacs. Many Pontiacs driven to the event, and even several trailered show cars, were seen screaming down the track.

Some celebrities were on hand for the festivities, including Pat Flannery Stephen, known to the world as Perky Patty, the first Miss Hurst. Also attending the Co-Vention were Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick; The Bag Boys, Mike Garblik and Eric Larson; and our own fearless leader, Editor Christopher Phillip.

For 2014, the POCI Convention will be held June 17-21 in Wichita, Kansas, and the GTOAA Convention will be held July 1-5 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Check online at www.poci.org and www.gtoaa.org for updated information, registration forms, and hotel accommodations.