Antique Pontiac Event in Ames

September 5th thru the 8th the area will see an influx of 1926-1954 Pontiacs. They will be here as part of The Flathead Reunion. Flathead refers to the old 6 and 8 cylinder engines with the valves in the block, not the head, thus the term “flat head”. This annual event is for members of the The Early Times Chapter which is part of POCI. POCI is a Pontiac club that was founded in 1972 and has 9000 members world wide. This year the Flathead Reunion will be headquartered in Ames at the Starlight Quality Inn from 9/6 thru 9/8. Kurt & Arliss Kelsey from Iowa Falls , who have been active members of POCI since 1973, are hosting the event. Wednesday September 5th is the Early Bird Tour. Participants will leave Ames around 9:00 and travel to Boone where they will tour the Boone County Historical Society Museum and the Mamie Dodd Eisenhower exhibit. After lunch everyone will ride the Boone and Scenic Valley Train before heading back to Ames. Friday, September 7th will be tour day. Members will be driving their cars from Ames to Williams to visit the Hemken Car Museum and then on to Iowa Falls for lunch and rides on the Empress River Boat. After leaving Iowa Falls they will drive to The Prairie Moon Winery near Ames for the day’s final event. On Saturday the cars will be on display from 10:00 to 3:00 on Douglas Ave north of Main Street in downtown Ames. If you are interested is seeing some early Pontiacs feel free to check them out in Boone on Wednesday or on Friday in Williams from 10:00-11:00 and at the boat club in Iowa Falls from approximately 11:30 to 2:00 on Sept 7th, or come to Ames on Saturday. Other times members will be driving around Ames or parked in the Starlight parking lot.