Part II: The 2009 POCI/GTOAA Co-Vention Mezzanine Display
Last month, HPP brought you coverage of the 2009 POCI/GTOAA Co-vention, held July 7-12, 2009, in Dayton, Ohio. With so much to do and see, it was impossible to squeeze all of the excitement into one issue-we saved some for Part II.
This month, we bring you the crème de la crème-some of the rarest Pontiacs in muscle-car history. In case you missed last issue, the POCI/GTOAA Co-vention featured a display on the mezzanine level of the Nutter Center. Fifty-nine invitation-only cars were displayed for event participants and spectators. Among them were SD-421 Catalinas and Tempests (including three "Swiss-Cheese" cars), ultra-rare GTOs, one-off show cars, a Pontiac-based Batmobile, and much more. We highlight a portion of those 59 in this story.
Editors note: Special thanks to the POCI/GTOAA Co-vention for honoring deceased HPP contributor Quint Stires by running his '70 GTO burnout video on the main video screen of the arena floor at the Nutter Center. Not mentioned last month, Ben Harrison of General Motors also provided a detailed presentation regarding his years at Pontiac.
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