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I mentioned just after the New Year that Tim Dye‘s long-awaited Pontiac-Oakland Museum and Resource Center (POMARC) had been approved and was going ahead; last month he started packing up a small fleet of tractor-trailers with materials (and cars) for the long drive from Oklahoma to Pontiac, Illinois (on Route 66; Pontiac, Michigan, was not going to happen).
In addition to the move and setting up POMARC, Tim has been traveling the country collecting donations – many of these have been postponed for years and only now have a home, such as this 1931 Oakland.
The grand opening of the 10,000-square foot facility is scheduled for July 21-24, and the City has details available on their website.
I visited Tim’s home and semi-formal museum a few years back and can attest not only to the quality of his collection, but to his ability to interpret and display it. The museum should be a wonderful resource for any of us researching Pontiac for years to come.
I’m also pleased to report that his home in Broken Arrow is now being inhabited by another good friend of ours, Basil McLaren, three of whose cars we’ve featured over the years. We still need to get back there for his RHD ’41 Chevy.