33rd Annual All Pontiac Show this Saturday at Sportsman Lake

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Lawrence Sledge poses with his vintage 1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 at the 2015 All Pontiac Show at Sportsman Lake Park. (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Sportsman Lake Park will be filled with classic cars from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 8, thanks to the Pontiac Oakland Club International (POIC) Alabama Chapter’s 33rd Annual All Pontiac Show. Oakland trucks and GMCs are also welcome.

“The car show is the 33rd Annual All Pontiac Show. It is also the 35th birthday of Alabama Chapter of Pontiac Oakland International Club,” said POCI Alabama Chapter Secretary and Southern Director Peggy Cox. “The Alabama Chapter is a longtime supporter of diabetes research, and this year is no different. There will be a 50/50 drawing with 50% to the winner and 50% to Amaranth Diabetes (Foundation) of Alabama. Also, the club always contributes a portion of the registration to this worthwhile charity.”

Admission to the show if free for spectators, and children will receive special prizes.

“We encourage any and all to come and see our beautiful cars,” Cox said. “This is the 10th year that we’ve had our show at the Sportsman Lake. We enjoy the beautiful lake and cool breezes under the trees.”

She added, “In honor of the birthday celebration, an original 1985 Pontiac Eureka Parisienne Funeral Coach will be present with our mascot Scout, who is a vintage Indian mannequin that we bill as a direct descendent is Chief Pontiac. He will be in his casket eating cake. We plan on having birthday cupcakes available to all. We will have incredible oldies music provided by DJ Larry Huff. There will be a Hot Wheels dealer at the show selling all makes and models of Hot Wheels – many highly collectible.”

Cox addressed COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, saying, “Because of the COVID-19, we are requesting participants wear masks and practice social distancing.”

Cox said many Alabama clubs will be represented Saturday, including the Alabama Chapter of POCI, the Heart of Dixie Chapter of the GTO Association of America and Bama Birds.

“We expect about 50-60 vintage cars,” she said. “Trophies will be awarded between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.”

Sportsman Lake Park is located at 1544 Sportsman Lake Road NW, Cullman.

Find out more at www.facebook.com/alabama.poci.

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Maggie Darnell

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