On Saturday, October 24, ten COPA members saddled up for the clubs Fall Cruise – which was a substitute for the Wewoka Sorghum Festival which was cancelled. Ten members – with assorted wives and other relatives – meet up at Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then headed out on old route 66. The first stop was at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick. We spent about an hour perusing the great collection of motorcycles and memorabilia. Then it was on to Stroud for lunch at the famous Rock Cafe. We we to meet up with folks from the Indian Nations chapter which turned out to be just one! However, he was also in the Tulsa Camaro Club and he brought along about eight late model Camaro’s with a friendly bunch of fellow auto enthusiasts! After lunch, we had an informal gathering outside the Rock and we invited the Camaro folks to join us on our cruise back to Oklahoma City, by way of the Chandler Activity Center, the Chicken Shack and Soda Pop’s.
Our first stop on the return trip was at the soon to open Chandler Activity Center. They have a large newly paved parking lot with many vintage gas signs posted throughout the parking lot. It was a great place for a photo-op! While there, people working on the inside came out and invited us to tour the facility – even though it won’t open to the public until around the first of the year.
Wow! What a place! There will be a small restaurant, 16 bowling lanes, miniature golf, laser tag, band stand, dance floor, and a bar! Decorated throughout with signs galore! Most automotive and Route 66 related. Definitely a cruise destination for the future!
From there it was on to the Chicken Shack in Chandler for some “adult beverages” . We parted ways with our Camaro friends here as we continued on to Soda Pop’s in Arcadia where we regrouped for the next stop at Phil Zackers residence in Edmond to view his private car collection. And what a collection it was! All concourse quality cars – and a gorgeous custom truck! Along with some motorcycles and auto memorabilia. A big thanks to Phil for have us and sharing his collection with us!
We didn’t see the sun until we left the Rock but it turned into an absolutely beautiful fall afternoon for a cruise. What a wonderful day to get our vehicles out one more time and cruise with friends. Great Day!!!!
2020 Car Show Exhibitors: Here are your pics
Our Car Show 2020
Some more pics from the Rolling Thunder Car Show June 28, 2020. Thanks to Straight Shooter for their entertainment. If you want to contact them, link off their name.
Our Car Show 2019
Some pics from over 100 entries at the Rolling Thunder Car Show June 30, 2019. Thanks to Straight Shooter for their entertainment. If you want to contact them, link off their picture.
Tri-City Cruisers Car Show 2019
April 27, COPA members cruised en mass to the annual Tri-City Cruisers Car Show. We cruised in with 11 cars! Attending were: Mike Borelli (’69 Judge); Mick Davenport (’65 GTO); Charlie Hutson (’71 Catalina); Marco Janet (’61 Catalina); Chris Keyes (’67 GTO); Dale Kruchenberg (’65 GTO); Dan Marsh (’54 Catalina); Joel Mayhan (’64 Bonneville); Todd McClain (’62 Catalina); Wayne Rodriques (’73 Trans Am); Ladonna Kruckenger (’03 Thunderbird). We always count Ladonna-she pays for breakfast!
After registration everyone trooped over to Jimmy’s egg for breakfast courtesy of COPA. This has become a tradition! After breakfast we settled in and enjoyed another outstanding car show by the Tri-City Cruisers on an absolutely beautiful spring day! There were about 244 cars registered. Competition was tough. There were lots of beautiful cars in attendance. Mike Borelli captured one of the Top 10 trophies with his ’69 Judge. Congratulations to Mike. Todd McClain took on of the unique Sponsor Trophies with his ’62 Catalina. Joel accepted the trophy on behalf of COPA for the club with the largest participation. A first for COPA!
Oklahoma City Auto Show 2019
Several members of the COPA were honored last month when they were invited to participate in the Annual Oklahoma City Auto Show. They were invited to display their respective vehicles in the reenactment of the “1960’s Auto Show”. Only about three dozen cars were invited to participate. Joel showed his 1964 Bonneville convertible while Dan Marsh brought his 1964 Catalina. Chris had his 1967 GTO and Mike was present with his 1968 Judge. The show lasted three days and was open to the public. All the ’60’s cars generated a lot of interest and a lot of memories. All participants had the opportunity to visit with other participants and interact with the public and tell the Pontiac story.
Wewoka Sorghum Festival Car Show 2018
Seven COPA members (Joel, Mike, Chris, Dan, Charlie, Dale and Ladonna) traveled to Wewoka to participate. It was absolutely the perfect day for a car show! Blue skies, mild temp, and a light breeze. There were somewhere north of 150 cars entered. Not much in the way of Pontiac’s in attendance outside of COPA. Joel placed in the top 15 for “Stock – Cars”. We all had a good time and enjoyed ourselves.
Medicine Park 2018
Five COPA members made their way through the dense fog and occasional drizzle to Medicine Park for the Warriors in the Wichita’s car show. Charlie Hutson, Chris Keyes, Mike Borelli, David Bartee, and Dan Marsh all braved the elements to attend. Last year we took seven cars and brought home seven trophies! No quite as good this year. Five cars and four trophies. However, Mike did garner Best of Show! Way to go Mike! Dan and Chris assisted with the judging. Another great show. Everyone should mark their calendars for the second Saturday in September 2019! After the show everyone met at the Plantation Inn for a good and enjoyable meal. The return trip was under partly sunny skies!
Some unique pics from Rolling Thunder Car Show July 15, 2018. Thanks to Straight Shooter for their entertainment. If you want to contact them, link off their picture.
Wewoka Car Show and COPA cruise 2017
It turned out to be a nice day at the Wewoka Sorghum Festival. We had 6 cars in attendance with 7 members. Daniel Marsh & Joel Mayhan took 1st Place in their classes while Dale Kruckenberg took 2nd Place in his class. Daniel also took home the Best Classic Award.
Charlie Hutson & Straight Shooter were very entertaining. We cruised back on Hwy 9 through Seminole, Tecumseh, Pink, Little Axe and Norman. It was a nice drive.
Medicine Park 2017
Warriors in the Wichita’s All Pontiac Car Show. An excellent turn out! We were well rewarded for the effort. All seven COPA entrants took home trophies! Dan Marsh took the People’s Choice Award for his ’53 Chieftain Convertible! The other winners were Joel Mayhan – ’64 Bonneville convertible; Dale and Ladonna Kruckenberg – 65 GTO convertible; Charlie Hutson – 71 Catalina; Ron Folks – 81 Grand Prix; Chris Keyes – ’67 GTO; Marco Janet – ’67 GTO. Seven for Seven! Awesome. Great show! Great setting! We need to do this again next year! The wives had a great time, too!
Pontiac Southern Nationals 2017
Chris Keyes and Dan Marsh traveled to Addison, TX to participate in the Pontiac Southern Nationals Car Show. The Show was held in one of the hangars at Addison Airport that was owned by the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. A great venue! All those Pontiac’s among the old war birds! There were approximately 85 cars in attendance. Dan brought his beautiful 1953 Chieftain convertible. Dan won the Bronze Award for his class. Judging by the competition he should have been higher. Chris took Silver in his class. Great place for a car show. Looking forward to making the trip again next year. A lot of fun.
POCI convention 2017
Several COPA members started out for the POCI Convention at Texas Motor Speedway last week – some made it and some didn’t! Joel Mayhan, Chris Keyes, Ron Folk and Dan Marsh all made it with their respective Pontiacs. Good news/Bad news. Bad news: The Kruckenburgs didn’t make it as they experienced mechanical difficulties enroute and had to return home. Good news: They weren’t far from home. Very disappointing that they couldn’t make it. Mike Borelli was able to attend the first few days of the gathering but then had to leave for Rhode Island to fulfill family obligations.
The weather held for the most part with only a few light sprinkles on Saturday. Otherwise it was hot and very humid!
The members who were able to attend and enter their vehicles the gods were kind. All who entered came away with some serious bling!
Dan Marsh garnered Silver in Points Judged for his red 1953 Pontiac Catalina convertible. In Popular Vote Joel Mayhan was selected as Most Outstanding in his class with his 1964 Bonneville convertible and Chris Keyes received the same for his 1967 GTO in his class. Ron Folk received a certificate for his Grand Prix which he entered in the Road Warrior Class.
A good time was had by all!
Some pics from Rolling Thunder Car Show June 25, 2017. Thanks to Straight Shooter for their entertainment. If you want to contact them, link off their picture.
Tom Finney and Chris Keyes participated in the 2017 Southwest National Street Rod Show at the OKC Fairgrounds on April 7 – 9, 2017.
The weather was great, the company was even better, and a good time was had by all!
Coffee & Cars 5th Anniversary
POCI convention 2016
June 26, 2016 some pictures from our car show. Thanks to Steve Crossley for his entertainment, the first picture. If you want to contact him link off his picture. The next four pictures are Jim who was our charity this summer for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research. The Corvette that he built produced over 1100 horses on the dyno. Thanks to everyone who came out, it was hot, and made the show great.
May 14, 2016 Tom Finney, Marco Janet and Chris Keyes traveled to Sapulpa to participate in the “Pontiac, Oakland, & GMC Truck Celebration” and Cruise sponsored by the Indian Nations Pontiac Club. Although there were no classes or judging the host club did make a few selections. Marco received the award for “Favorite Cruiser” and Chris was awarded “Favorite Modified.
These are some of our past event pictures…