The Michigan Widetrackers, Chapter #16 of Pontiac Oakland Club International, invite you to be a part of one of the oldest and most renowned Pontiac, Oakland and GMC clubs in the State of Michigan. Our Michigan Widetrackers Chapter#16 has been a part of POCI since 1978 and currently has 200 plus members who reside all over southeastern Michigan. Widetrackers are car enthusiasts who enjoy the classic/collector car hobby, making new friends and cruising. Our goals include promoting the rich history of Pontiac, Oakland and GMC vehicles and making their ownership an enjoyable experience. We have and continue to support many community events and charities. Our monthly meetings are held at Golling Buick GMC in Lake Orion and usually include a potluck buffet before the order of business. We have been coined as “The club that likes to eat and drive”.

We actively participate in many events during the year which include:

  • Our Annual Spring Dust-Off Car Show
  • Chapter Picnic, 4th of July Parade ~ Hadley, MI
  • Holly Jolly Folly & Orion Area Lighted Parade ~ Lake Orion, MI
  • Two day Woodward Dream Cruise Party
  • Fall Color Cruise
  • Annual Holiday Dinner
  • Dining-Out together during Non-Cruise Months

Our International Club, POCI, was formed in 1972 by a small group of enthusiasts who wanted to pool as much Pontiac and Oakland information as was possible, the first convention was held the following year in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Since then, POCI chapters have formed all over the country and POCI Conventions have been held every year in a variety of locations. The events include a car show, tech seminars, presentations, drag racing and a great swap meet. GMC trucks were included in 1998, due to their close relation to Pontiac.

The club’s magazine, Smoke Signals, also started in 1972 and has evolved into a world-class, award-winning monthly that continues to raise the bar for non-commercial publications. Smoke Signals was redesigned in 2006 and again in 2013. Today, it is a 92- to 100-page, full-color publication printed on heavyweight paper and also comes in digital form.

We are very excited with the future of the Pontiac hobby and we invite you to join POCI and start receiving Smoke Signals. Please note that members get access to download our digital editions that go all the way back to 2006.We welcome anyone and everyone with an interest in Pontiacs, Oakland and GMCs of any age or type to join us. Just use the membership form provided at and get in on the action.

Whether you have an early Pontiac, a muscle-era GTO or Firebird, a full-sized Wide Tracker or late-model Trans Am, Solstice, or G8, we have a place for you and your car. We sincerely hope that you will consider joining our active, family-oriented club and POCI. Please feel free to join us for a meeting or event to get acquainted. You can also, browse our website ( for additional information or check out “Michigan Widetrackers” on Facebook.


Michigan Widetrackers Chapter 16 of Pontiac Oakland Club International

Cah 2019

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