Wide Track Warriors Car Club

Wide Track Warriors Car Club Originally a 25 year old Central Florida Pontiac club, but in 2016 welcomed Cadillac, GMC, Buick, Oldsmobile, Saturn, US Holdens, and the Chevrolet SS!

Originally a 25 year old Central Florida Pontiac club, but in 2016 welcomed Cadillac, GMC, Buick, Oldsmobile, Saturn, US based Holdens, and the Chevrolet SS! We hold monthly meetings and publish a newsletter. We do many other cruise events and activities. We hold our monthly meetings and member cruise In at BurgerFi in Altamonte Springs on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 5pm. We host o

Originally a 25 year old Central Florida Pontiac club, but in 2016 welcomed Cadillac, GMC, Buick, Oldsmobile, Saturn, US based Holdens, and the Chevrolet SS! We hold monthly meetings and publish a newsletter. We do many other cruise events and activities. We hold our monthly meetings and member cruise In at BurgerFi in Altamonte Springs on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 5pm. We host o

Operating as usual

06/06/2021

The first shipment of Australian made Pontiac G8's to arrive in the USA in San Francisco, early 2008. The G8 was based on the Zeta platform as used on the VE Holden Commodore and was available in three models, the G8 191kw (256hp) 3.6 Litre V6, G8 GT 269kw (361hp) 6.0 Litre V8 and G8 GXP 309kw (415hp) 6.2 Litre V8. Unfortunately the the G8 export program was a victim of the GFC which lead to GM's bankruptcy and the demise of Pontiac, just over 38,000 G8 models were produced from December 2007 until May 2009.

Production numbers:

13,991 Base G8s
22,629 G8 GTs
1,829 G8 GXPs

Country of Origin: Australia

Photo: Mark Burford

03/13/2021

The EPA is intruding upon our sport!! They say we can’t convert street cars to race cars and can’t make high performance race components. By simply visiting the link below you can fill out your information and a message will be sent on your behalf asking Congress to pass the RPM Act. The RPM Act protects our right to convert street cars to race cars and our industry’s ability to make high performance parts. Please check it out, it’s worth your time! Video coming soon explaining this more in depth... #RPMAct

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Would you keep the miles off it or get in and drive it if you bought it?
03/04/2021

Would you keep the miles off it or get in and drive it if you bought it?

Trans Am Traveler
02/02/2021

Trans Am Traveler

the 1978 GMC motorhome customized by Pontiac and used for the Trans Am Territory events and later used for other Pontiac special events. With wheel well flares, chin spoiler, rear spoiler, special paint trim and decals and customized interior with Trans Am engine turned dash and steering wheel; it was truly the Pontiac of motorhomes.

12/13/2020

1946 Pontiacs

Good morning Wide Track Warriors, it is with a heavy heart that we have some bad news to share with y'all this morning.L...
12/05/2020

Good morning Wide Track Warriors, it is with a heavy heart that we have some bad news to share with y'all this morning.

Last Sunday, (Nov 29th, 2020) Hefty and Smurfette were coming back from the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona and unfortunately crashed their 1967 Pontiac GTO. Many of you saw the car last year when they showed up in their newly purchased GTO at our Christmas Party and how happy they both were with the car and how beautiful the car was.

It's believed that Hefty suffered a medical issue which caused the car to veer into a concrete barrier on the 417 near Rinehart Road. Smurfette suffered some minor injuries and is expected to leave the hospital any day now (if she hasn't already), unfortunately Hefty died on scene.

We've been in touch with his daughter and will let you all know when the services will be for Hefty.

At this time, that is all the information we have but if you have any pictures of Hefty and Smurfette or Hefty from the car shows over the years, please feel free to send them over to us.

Good morning Wide Track Warriors, it is with a heavy heart that we have some bad news to share with y'all this morning.

Last Sunday, (Nov 29th, 2020) Hefty and Smurfette were coming back from the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona and unfortunately crashed their 1967 Pontiac GTO. Many of you saw the car last year when they showed up in their newly purchased GTO at our Christmas Party and how happy they both were with the car and how beautiful the car was.

It's believed that Hefty suffered a medical issue which caused the car to veer into a concrete barrier on the 417 near Rinehart Road. Smurfette suffered some minor injuries and is expected to leave the hospital any day now (if she hasn't already), unfortunately Hefty died on scene.

We've been in touch with his daughter and will let you all know when the services will be for Hefty.

At this time, that is all the information we have but if you have any pictures of Hefty and Smurfette or Hefty from the car shows over the years, please feel free to send them over to us.

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11/16/2020

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Pontiac Grand Prix's, Grand Am's, Bonneville's, and G6's
11/04/2020

Pontiac Grand Prix's, Grand Am's, Bonneville's, and G6's

10 of the best street racing movies ever put to film
08/10/2020
10 of the best street racing movies ever put to film

10 of the best street racing movies ever put to film

Street Racing is bad. BAD. It isn’t something we do and it certainly isn’t something we recommend. But it is a heck of a lot of fun to watch... on the big screen. Which is why Hollywood has...

Local car community, lets keep a look out!
06/01/2020

Local car community, lets keep a look out!

ATTENTION - STOLEN CARS

STOLEN CAR UPDATE FRIDAY 6/5/20:

15 OF 19 CARS RECOVERED!!! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!

ALL BECAUSE OF THE AWESOME RESPONSE FROM FACEBOOK USERS AND THE HARD WORK OF THE ORANGE COUNTY AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE!

IF LAST WEEK SOMEONE TOLD ME I'D HAVE 4 STOLEN CARS AND I'D BE HAPPY ABOUT IT I'D THINK THEY WERE NUTS! BUT HERE I AM. FOUR STOLEN CARS AND I'M AWFULLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT! I CAN'T THANK EVERYONE ENOUGH FOR SHARING AND CARING.

WE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE FOLLOWING 4 CARS:

STILL SEARCHING:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro SS Red VIN 2G1FP22PXT2164850
1977 Pontiac Trans Am Brown VIN 2W87Z7N168057
1998 Ford Mustang GT Conv White - VIN 1FAFP45X5WF120374
1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Black - VIN 1P87LAN518282

THERE WILL BE A NEW POST WITH PHOTOS OF THESE 4

Please contact Dave Murray at (407) 592-5039 with any sightings or information. Thank you!

RECOVERED!
Mostly from Orlando area apartment complex parking lots
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1956 Oldsmobile Super 88
1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Conv
1978 Cadillac Seville
1977 Pontiac Grand Prix
1990 Buick Reatta
1987 Oldsmobile 442
1992 Chevrolet Corvette
1983 Buick Riviera
1990 Range Rover SE Vogue
1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Conv
1969 Oldsmobile Toronado
1976 Cadillac Seville

GM Junkies
05/21/2020

GM Junkies

Borrowed from another page but too cool not to share!

03/01/2020
The Life and Death of Pontiac: RCR Car Stories

It's well worth watching...

A look into the life of Pontiac, and the decisions that led to its death. What made Pontiac so important to automotive history? And what lessons can be learn...

Come on out to the benefit show for the Chasing Dreams Equestrian Center car show on January 18th at Rock n Brews in Ovi...
01/04/2020

Come on out to the benefit show for the Chasing Dreams Equestrian Center car show on January 18th at Rock n Brews in Oviedo

Thank you to all those who attended the Christmas party this past weekend. We had awesome food and fun as always. Hard t...
12/10/2019

Thank you to all those who attended the Christmas party this past weekend. We had awesome food and fun as always. Hard to believe Bill has generously hosted this event for the past 17 years! We are all greatly appreciative.

While it's sad that the club is coming to an end after being around for the past 27+ years, we know it is not the end of friendships and memories. There have been many great times with fellow Pontiac owners, and it was nice to hear some of the stories and memories from the long-time members! Thank you for starting the Wide Track Warriors Car Club! This isn’t good-bye as we will still be around at car shows and cruise-ins showing off our cars and have fun hanging out.

Keep an eye on our page for any future events! I'm sure we'll have a dinner get-together sometime after the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wide Track Warriors!We hope you have safe travels to and from your destinations and the qual...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wide Track Warriors!

We hope you have safe travels to and from your destinations and the quality time spent with family and friends

11/15/2019
Centerline: The Surprising History of Lane Markings

We often talk about the cars but the history of the roads they travel is equally interesting.

Using a line painted down the center of a road to denote lanes seems to be merely common sense. But it was an innovation that took a surprising amount of tim...

The Hollywood Garage
11/11/2019

The Hollywood Garage

Mennie Person with her new 1975 Cadillac Eldorado. Who was Mennie Person? She was a bank teller that had the good fortune of walking by Madison Cadillac in Memphis, Tennessee, on a hot Sunday evening in July of 1975. Having stopped to admire a custom made Cadillac parked in front of the dealership, she was startled to hear a voice say, "You like my car?" To her shock, it was Elvis. This particular Sunday evening, Elvis had taken the Memphis Mafia with him to buy Cadillacs. Her response, with her legs trembling, was a very long, "Yes!" "That one's mine," he told her, "but I'll buy you one." And he did. He told her to pick out the one she liked the best. With her legs still trembling, she selected a gold and white Eldorado. It was $11,500. When learning her birthday was two days away, he then gave her a check to buy some new clothes. Elvis bought several Cadillacs that day. Some reports say as many as 12. We would be curious to know if Mennie Person still has the Cadillac. It appears that she is still alive and in the Memphis area. And what was the custom Cadillac Elvis had parked on the street? We don't know, but if we had to guess, we would say it was his 1974 custom Cadillac station wagon.

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10/14/2019

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The Cadillac Eldorado Society
10/11/2019

The Cadillac Eldorado Society

♛1958 Eldorado Biarritz Raindrop Prototype♛

Wide Track Warriors Car Club
10/10/2019

Wide Track Warriors Car Club

Hemmings
10/10/2019

Hemmings

This one never gets old: a photo of what it actually looked like to drive an early "legs-under" Top Fuel dragster. Now, close your eyes and imagine that center section trying as hard as it can to detonate itself. Next, try to imagine getting out of this thing as the flames get closer...

FlaCarShows.com
10/06/2019

FlaCarShows.com

Dixie Chapter Pontiac Club
07/08/2019

Dixie Chapter Pontiac Club

Happy 4th of July from the Wide Track Warriors Car Club!
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July from the Wide Track Warriors Car Club!

Very sad this show won't continue, the club loved coming out and showing off our rides and checking out everybody else's
07/02/2019

Very sad this show won't continue, the club loved coming out and showing off our rides and checking out everybody else's

Posting for Lynn D'Louhy: It is with deep regret and disappointment that I must announce the end of the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. I had hoped someone would come forward to take over the show, as I stated in a comment to a Facebook post on April 30th, but unfortunately no one has.

The main website, Daytona Beach Dream Cruise will remain active probably through August, for anyone who wants to look back at the past 11 years, especially on the Home and History pages. There you will see the t-shirt art, sample Keepsake photos, past promo cards, as well as links to great photos from past years by Peter Bell, Gary Rosier, Gary Bell and others. You might even spot one of your cars! The website for all of the Keepsake photos, Daytona Beach Dream Cruise will remain available to explore and download photos through mid-December of 2019.

The 2018 sports gray event t-shirts are for sale at discounted prices of $10 for M - 2XL and $12 for 3XL and 4XL. The image on the t-shirt back can be seen in the attached photo. The Dream Cruise logo is on the front left crest. Limited sizes of 2009 - 2013 t-shirts are just $5. For orders that must be mailed, postage will be added. Please email [email protected] to order or for more information. You may also use this email for sharing your thoughts or memories about the Dream Cruise.

I want to thank all of the participants and volunteers who helped out over the years for your support! The 2018 show would not have been possible without tremendous help from Tony Cassata, Pat Abernathy, Lynne Griffin Smith and Dave Abernathy. And the 2017 show would not have happened without James Brady stepping in and providing significant help and advice. I am very grateful for all of their time and efforts to keep the Dream Cruise going for 2 additional years after its founder and director, Rick D'Louhy, passed away.

Blessings to all,
Lynn D'Louhy

Thank you to those who came out Saturday morning.  We were able to meet up with Judy from Pet Rescue by Judy and present...
04/22/2019

Thank you to those who came out Saturday morning. We were able to meet up with Judy from Pet Rescue by Judy and present her a $1,200 check. This donation was made possible by those who attended and supported our March car show. Thank you to all that support this great cause.

30 Millionth Pontiac Wentzville Assembly GM Bonneville SSEi UAW 2250
03/29/2019

30 Millionth Pontiac Wentzville Assembly GM Bonneville SSEi UAW 2250

1989 20th Anniversary TTA – Pontiac had experimented with fitting the Buick Turbo 3.8 liter engine in the 3rd-generaton F-car chassis as early as 1986. Two such prototype Trans Ams (one with auto and one with manual transmission) were built to demonstrate the feasibility of the package, but fitting an engine designed for the spacious G-car (Regal) engine bay, into the more cramped F-car engine bay, resulted in the exhaust downpipe unable to clear the right frame rail. For these initial prototypes the frame rail was modified, but this solution would not be suitable for production, since this would invalidate the crash standards certification and would require re-certification at an expense that could not be justified. Also the one initial prototype with auto used the TH-700R4 transmission since it already fit the F-car, but the Turbo 3.8 liter engine had only been emission certified with the TH-200-4R as used in the Regal and certifying a new engine/transmission combination also could not be justified.
Working with Prototype Automotive Services (PAS) owner the late Jeff Beitzel and team from PAS, Buick senior engineer for engine testing Bill Owen had the idea to refit the Turbo 3.8 liter engine with the cylinder heads that had been developed for the FWD application of the 3.8 liter engine. Along with new TTA specific exhaust manifolds this reduced the width of the engine thus allowing the exhaust downpipe to clear the right frame rail. It also allowed the space needed for the transmission bracket so the TH-200-4R could fit into the F-car chassis. Thus avoiding these major re-certification expenses and making the project viable.
Clipped from the site Dean’s Garage - www.deansgarage.com/2018/pontiac-firebird-trans-am-50-years/

Be warned E-15 is coming and while non-ethanol fuel is available out there. Regrettably it's not available in premium oc...
03/24/2019
E15 ethanol is coming, like it or not. Here’s what you need to know

Be warned E-15 is coming and while non-ethanol fuel is available out there. Regrettably it's not available in premium octane ratings, the highest being merely the mid grade of 89-90 octane.

Owners of collector cars, or any vehicle built before 2001, beware: The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule approving the sale of E15 gasoline year-round, so use extra care when gassing up this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s on the horizon at the pump.

03/14/2019
PONTIAC POWER! - Wide Track Warriors Car Show - 2019 - CC Live #33

Now that the show is over, the car is home and cleaned. You're taking it easy in the A/C, pull up a chair and relax. Here you can experience it all over again. Your Host of the Combustion Chamber, Casey... Takes you on a tour of the event and talks cars, You'll see many nice rides, one of them might even be yours? Enjoy the film...

WARWAGON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi_jNBNS1OI Holden Commodore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iQmSqacjLo&t Holden Ute: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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Wide Track Warriors Car Club. Dues are $30 per year, renewal each October. Membership is open to owners of: Buick Cadillac GMC Holden LaSalle Marquette Oakland Oldsmobile Pontiac Saturn Viking

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This car show is gong to be a blast: 2022 HAGERTY CARS & CAFFEINE CAR SHOW AT SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
 The Hagerty Cars & Caffeine at Sebring Raceway on Saturday, February 26, 2022 is open to all classic, vintage, exotic, vintage motorcycles and collectible cars of interest. All car clubs are welcome and will receive their own corral. Each $50.00 car show registration includes: -- 2 Weekend passes (2 people Sat & Sun) to the Vintage & Trans Am Auto Race -– Touring laps on the Sebring International Raceway in your show car (The Hagerty Car show will have touring laps during the lunch hour on Saturday. The Corvette Invasion will have touring laps at the end of the day, this will allow for more track time for both shows). –- VIP Parking --- Full access to the racecar paddock Be a part of the SVRA Sebring SpeedTour Race Weekend held at the fabled 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway! You will enjoy hundreds of vintage and historic racecars and the Trans Am series as they roar around this historic track. Come out for the day or the weekend. Register here: https://speedtour.net/st/?lib=product&pid=630&cat=11 For more information email [email protected] or call 863-698- 8620.
Next week! It's coming up sooooooo soon! Get ready for the B.O.P.C. next Saturday in Auburndale FL, folks! And bring your Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs and Cadillacs! You can still register, and if you don't have a stamp then you can register THERE on the day of the show. If you don't have a B, O, P or C then just come by and see some fine cars and awesome people. See you next week in Auburndale! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
16th Annual Muscle Car Show for HOPE. events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eib9f4i9f228d1b7&llr=kzwhflcab&showPage=true
HI Guys, I came across your page and wanted to first let you know about a show we are having in Merritt Island On July3rd. Would love as many cars to attend as possible..
Hello, We, here at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore would like to invite you and your members to our 3rd Annual Collectible Car Show which will be held on July 24,2021. This is a FREE Car Show Event which will be awarding trophies for various categories. The event will be held from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum at 2180 Freedom Avenue Mims, Florida 32754. Please contact us at 321-264-6595 to sign your group or your car(s) to reserve your spot. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks,
Good Morning, We, here at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore would like to invite you and your members to our 3rd Annual Collectible Car Show which will be held on July 24,2021. This is a FREE Car Show Event which will be awarding trophies for various categories. The event will be held from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum at 2180 Freedom Avenue Mims, Florida 32754. Please contact us at 321-264-6595 to sign your group or your car(s) to reserve your spot. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks,
Lake Mary, Florida Sunday June 13th 10am-3pm at 605 Crescent Executive Ct. right off I-4 "Engines, Eats & Entertainment" we will have Door Prizes, 50/50 Draw, People choice Awards and Club Participation Award., DJ. Entertainment. Arts & Craft vendors, Food Trucks. Looking at a great turn out. Hope you can make it & love to have to have you all Thank You
For those of you that drive a Pontiac, Oakland or GMC Truck. Check out our up coming show!! This year we are having it in St. Augustine. Hope to see you there!!
Come have some gearhead fun: 2021 SVRA CAR SHOW AT SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Saturday, February 20, 2021 The SVRA Car Show at Sebring on Saturday, February 20, 2021 is open to all classic, vintage, exotic, vintage motorcycles and collectible cars of interest. All car clubs are welcome and will receive their own corral. Each $45.00 car show registration includes: -- 2 Weekend passes(Sat & Sun) to the Vintage & Trans Am Auto Race -– Touring on the Sebring International Raceway in your show car –- VIP Parking --- Full access to the racecar paddock Be a part of the SVRA “Spring Vintage Classic” Race Weekend held at the fabled 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway! You will enjoy hundreds of vintage and historic racecars and the Trans Am series as they roar around this historic track. Come out for the day or the weekend. Register here: https://speedtour.net/st/?lib=product&pid=608&cat=11 For more information email [email protected] or call 863-698- 8620.