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Pontiac Talk – The Cruisin’ Tiger Podcast 

 

The Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac club, hosts of one of the biggest all Pontiac events in the world now brings you the first-ever all Pontiac Podcast. Listen to it here by just clicking play. Also subscribe to Pontiac Talk on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast and other fine hosting sites. Listen for free just about anywhere.

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Kevin Beal of AMES PERFORMANCE

We chat with Kevin about some new developments (products and otherwise) at AMES this year.  He’ll preview the 2021 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, remember late founder Steve Ames with a story or two, and share details on the newest acquisition to his personal Pontiac collection.

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

The Return of the 30th Annual Indian Uprising All-Pontiac Weekend! 

We discuss the return of the Cruisin’ Tigers Indian Uprising All-Pontiac Weekend with Event Chairman and Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac Club Board Member Jim Suva.  We talk about all aspects of the show; new venue, feature cars, special guests and displays, and more.  Plus, Jim has a connection to a very special Pontiac. 

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Dean Fait, Part II

Here is part two of our chat with author Dean Fait about his new book; Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick.  Dean talks about the ups and downs of Arnie’s rise to fame behind the wheel of various Pontiac Dragsters over the years.  Listen closely as you’ll hear a few more stories not in the book!

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Dean Fait, Part I

Author Dean Fait joins us here for the first of two episodes as we talk about his new book; Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick.  Dean talks of his long association with Arnie and how he came to write the book.  Along the way you will also hear few stories that are not in the book!    

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Jim Wangers, Part IV

This is part four in a continuing series featuring the legend Jim Wangers.  Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac.  In this episode, Jim talks in great detail about the process of approval from GM for the new GTO in 1963.  He also discuss that famous Car & Driver road test that December that featured the new Pontiac model against Ferrari’s GTO.  He was there!

Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

John Hugentober; Not Your Ordinary Pontiac Enthusiast

Our guest for this episode is a Pontiac hobbyist/collector for over 40 years running – who has owned nearly 200 of our favorite cars!   We can all thank John for being one of the early enthusiasts to bring our hobby to social media.  Chances are you have either followed one of his pages, seen images of one of his cars, or even talked to him online.  This is a guy who lives and breathes Pontiac! 

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Don Keefe; Pontiac Concept Cars, Part 1

We welcome back to the podcast, Don Keefe; automotive historian, author, and Editor-In-Chief of PONCHO PERFECTION magazine, a exclusive publication available to all members of the Cruisin’ Tiger Pontiac Club. This is part one of a multi-part series on Pontiac concept cars!

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Kevin Guido; Pontiac T-37 and GT-37 Options

In our pursuit of knowledge regarding all types of Pontiac models and options, Mark Zander talks to Kevin Guido about the rare 70’s T-37 and GT-37 options. They’ll discuss the origins and specifics, and how Kevin has come to know about these cars first hand.

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

John Piotrowski

We’ve talked to some well-known personalities in the Pontiac hobby here on the podcast, but we also want to share the stories and experiences from the average PMD collector and hobbyist.  Meet John Piotrowski.  A fellow Chicago-area native, John talks to host Mark Zander about his 35 years of buying/selling/and restoring Pontiacs, including his two latest projects!

Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Jim Wangers, Part III

By popular demand – here now is part three in a continuing series featuring the legend Jim Wangers.  Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac.  In this episode, it’s even more about the early years of the GTO…it’s development, marketing and impact.  Enjoy!

Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Jim Wangers, Part II

This is part two in a series featuring the legend Jim Wangers.  Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac.  In this episode, it’s all about the early years for Pontiacs masterpiece; The GTO

Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE; AUTO SMART; PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Mark and Paul’s Top Five Pontiacs 

In this episode, In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein have a fun conversation about their top five Pontiacs that they would want in their garage right now! Maybe one of them is yours too. Plus Paul has a concern. Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance NEW INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Jim Wangers, Part I

Part one. In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein dig deep into the archives with an interview of the ages and an interview that was recorded about a decade ago and has never been published. The Godfather of The GTO. The great Jim Wangers.  This episode of Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance NEW INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Guest Jim Black 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcomes Jim Black, owner of a 1967 LeMans with an overhead cam motor and active member of the Overhead Cammer’s Chapter of POCI. Jim educates us on the Pontiacs very special OCH motor. This episode of Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance  LOTS OF INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Guest John Kraman

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome Mecum Auctions CNBC TV lead commentator and long time Pontiac enthusiast John Kraman. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Mark Williams

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with Mark Williams, owner of Paul Zazarines 1966 GTO – The infamous GTO built and documented in Muscle Car Review magazine. Plus a major Indian Uprising Announcement.  This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Keith Vrabec
In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk PONTIAC NASCAR with special guest Keith Vrabec owner of not only Roy Tyners 1969 Grand Prix, we talk about his amazing collection!!

This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Special Episode

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about the future of The Cruisin Tigers and how members drive the passion of the hobby. Plus information is released for the first time about the 2021 Indian Uprising. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Andre Rayman

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome lifetime Pontiac parts guy Andre Rayman. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Vic Schrek

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome  The GTOAA (GTO Association of America) President Vic Schrek. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Jim Mattison

Episode two of two – In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome the great Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historical Services. Part two of two episodes. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Jim Mattison

Episode one of two – In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome the great Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historical Services. Part one of two episodes. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Joe Rinaldi

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about the 301 Turbo Trans Am with Joe Rinaldi, owner of TTA Performance. Plus Mark has a rant!! This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Ron and John Berglund 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with Father and Son team Ron and John Berglund enthusiasts of big body 1960’s Pontiacs specifically the 2+2. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Guest Jody Carter

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with club member and commercial Pontiac enthusiast Jody Carter from South Carolina about Pontiac purpose-built ambulances, hearses, and other workhouse PMD heavy-duty vehicles. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Special Episode

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about ways to entertain yourself while we self-quarantine by watching movies with Pontiacs in them. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Guest Brian Caldwell

In this episode, Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome Brian Caldwell, owner of AutoSmart. We talk about steps to take to buy and sell your Pontiac. ​Plus we have a featured member interview. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart.

Special Episode 

Details as to why The 2020 Indian Uprising is on hiatus and what to expect going into 2021. “We’ll be back” ~ The Terminator

Guest Randy Ray 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome former club President and current club treasurer Randy Ray and we talk about Pontiacs at the January auctions. Plus a couple of other surprises.  ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Bill Nawrot

In this episode Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome club member Bill Nawrot and we talk about Bills projects. Plus a couple of other surprises.  ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Kevin Beal

In this Episode Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with special guest Kevin Beal Owner of Ames Performance and we introduce The Pontiac Talk Tech Tip. Sponsored by Ames Performance.

Guest Kyle Kruszewski

In this episode Mark Zander, Paul Weinstein and Kyle Kruszewski talk Cruisin Tiger Tech, Kyles projects, and a special Indian Uprising announcement. ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Don Keefe

In this episode we introduce you to Pontiac Talk and explain the what and the why along with what you can expect in the future. Hosted by Mark Zander, Paul Weinstein with special guest Don Keefe. Pontiac talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Mark and Paul’s Top Five Pontiacs 

In this episode, In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein have a fun conversation about their top five Pontiacs that they would want in their garage right now! Maybe one of them is yours too. Plus Paul has a concern. Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance NEW INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Guest Jim Wangers  

Part one. In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein dig deep into the archives with an interview of the ages and an interview that was recorded about a decade ago and has never been published. The Godfather of The GTO. The great Jim Wangers.  This episode of Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance NEW INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Guest Jim Black 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcomes Jim Black, owner of a 1967 LeMans with an overhead cam motor and active member of the Overhead Cammer’s Chapter of POCI. Jim educates us on the Pontiacs very special OCH motor. This episode of Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance  LOTS OF INDIAN UPRISING INFORMATION !!

After you’re done listening, why not join The Cruisin’ Tigers? Click here and become a member!

Guest John Kraman

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome Mecum Auctions CNBC TV lead commentator and long time Pontiac enthusiast John Kraman. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Mark Williams

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with Mark Williams, owner of Paul Zazarines 1966 GTO – The infamous GTO built and documented in Muscle Car Review magazine. Plus a major Indian Uprising Announcement.  This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Keith Vrabec
In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk PONTIAC NASCAR with special guest Keith Vrabec owner of not only Roy Tyners 1969 Grand Prix, we talk about his amazing collection!!

This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Special Episode

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about the future of The Cruisin Tigers and how members drive the passion of the hobby. Plus information is released for the first time about the 2021 Indian Uprising. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Andre Rayman

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome lifetime Pontiac parts guy Andre Rayman. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Vic Schrek

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome  The GTOAA (GTO Association of America) President Vic Schrek. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Jim Mattison

Episode two of two – In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome the great Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historical Services. Part two of two episodes. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Jim Mattison

Episode one of two – In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome the great Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historical Services. Part one of two episodes. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and Purcell Performance

Guest Joe Rinaldi

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about the 301 Turbo Trans Am with Joe Rinaldi, owner of TTA Performance. Plus Mark has a rant!! This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart Ames Performance and TTA Performance

Guest Ron and John Berglund 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with Father and Son team Ron and John Berglund enthusiasts of big body 1960’s Pontiacs specifically the 2+2. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Guest Jody Carter

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with club member and commercial Pontiac enthusiast Jody Carter from South Carolina about Pontiac purpose-built ambulances, hearses, and other workhouse PMD heavy-duty vehicles. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Special Episode

In this episode, Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk about ways to entertain yourself while we self-quarantine by watching movies with Pontiacs in them. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart and Ames Performance.

Guest Brian Caldwell

In this episode, Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome Brian Caldwell, owner of AutoSmart. We talk about steps to take to buy and sell your Pontiac. ​Plus we have a featured member interview. This Pontiac Talk episode is sponsored by AutoSmart.

Special Episode 

Details as to why The 2020 Indian Uprising is on hiatus and what to expect going into 2021. “We’ll be back” ~ The Terminator

Guest Randy Ray 

In this episode, Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome former club President and current club treasurer Randy Ray and we talk about Pontiacs at the January auctions. Plus a couple of other surprises.  ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Bill Nawrot

In this episode Pontiac Talk hosts Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein welcome club member Bill Nawrot and we talk about Bills projects. Plus a couple of other surprises.  ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Kevin Beal

In this Episode Pontiac Talk host Mark Zander along with Paul Weinstein talk with special guest Kevin Beal Owner of Ames Performance and we introduce The Pontiac Talk Tech Tip. Sponsored by Ames Performance.

Guest Kyle Kruszewski

In this episode Mark Zander, Paul Weinstein and Kyle Kruszewski talk Cruisin Tiger Tech, Kyle’s projects, and a special Indian Uprising announcement. ​Pontiac Talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

Guest Don Keefe

In this episode we introduce you to Pontiac Talk and explain the what and the why along with what you can expect in the future. Hosted by Mark Zander, Paul Weinstein with special guest Don Keefe. Pontiac talk is Sponsored by Ames Performance and AutoSmart.

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