Welcome to the NUTMEG CHAPTER POCI web site.
Thank you for your interest in our club. The Nutmeg Chapter of POCI has been in existence since 1976. We are a local chapter of the Pontiac Oakland Club International, but unusual in that we have members in 14 states and 4 countries. Our club is a mixed group of single, married and family members who are interested in the restoration, maintenance and enjoyment of all models of Pontiac and/or Oakland automobiles.
Our monthly meetings are usually held at Bickford's Restaurant in Southington, CT, normally on the first Sunday of the month. Occasionally our meetings are held at events or car shows. While attendance at meetings is encouraged it is certainly not required. Our award winning newsletter The Drumbeat is published monthly to keep our members informed of club activities and upcoming events.
Our club organizes three car shows each year. Our Spring Car Show and Swap Meet is usually held in May at Harbor Motors in Old Saybrook, CT. On Father's Day the chapter is a major sponsor of an all makes benefit show at The Connecticut Children's Place in East Windsor, CT. Our Fall Car Show and Swap Meet is held at Barberino Pontiac in Wallingford, CT on the last Sunday of September. We often caravan as a club to Pontiac shows hosted by neighboring POCI Chapters in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Long Island.
There are many directions of personal interest in the automotive hobby - restorations, street rods, muscle cars, mild and wild customs, race cars, etc., etc., Our members reflect the many facets of the hobby. Whatever your interests are, we have a place for you in our club. You need not own a Pontiac or Oakland to join us, you just need an interest in the hobby, membership in our parent organization (POCI), and a desire to have fun.
If you do own a Pontiac or Oakland, you will find that our members are always willing to help you find that missing part, offer suggestions and help with technical advice, etc., We have members who are working on cars without yet having had that first drive. It is here that belonging to a club can really pay off. The encouragement and help supplied by members has been critical in the completion of many vehicles.
If this sounds interesting to you, we welcome your membership. Just complete the application, print it out, and mail it with a check made out to Nutmeg Chapter, POCI to the address on the form. You will receive a membership card and Nutmeg Chapter decal with your first copy of The Drumbeat .
Noel J. Evans, President