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  • Photos by George LeRoy Hunter A gathering of Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky cars.




  • A Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky with their hoods up.




  • Pontiac Solstice owner John Geremia.




  • From left Pontiac Solstice owners Greg Bobier, Jack Lawrence and Neil Trickett. The three men hail from Canada.




  • A cool blue Saturn Sky.




  • A Pontiac Solstice open for inspection.



A gathering of Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky cars took place in the Pocono Mountains for several days. From Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22, the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center in Bushkill, Pa. hosted the annual club event.

The North American Solstice — Sky Meet (NASSM) happens annually at a different location. NASSM is made up of several car clubs. This year the Pocono Mountains were picked to showcase their cars to the public and network with other Pontiac and Saturn owners.

North American Solstice — Sky Meet members from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Indiana and several other states were in attendance. There were also Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky owners from Canada on the scene. All the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky enthusiasts had a story to tell about their vehicles. They got the chance to share their memories with visitors who came to see the car show in the parking lot.

Raymond Gasecki from Connecticut is a Pontiac Solstice owner. Gasecki who is a is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of the Connecticut Humane Society shared some of his thoughts about the cars and gathering.

"We got here Wednesday and this is an annual event that is held every year," Gasecki said. "A local club volunteers to run it and this year a club from the Poconos is running it. We (Pontiac and Saturn owners) get together and talk about our cars and go for rides and enjoy the public's response."

When asked what his feelings were when Pontiac went out of business Gasecki said, "It is bittersweet to own one of the last Pontiacs ever made. My Solstice is a prototype that I purchased used. The cars are very collectible and I feel that General Motors should have kept the Pontiac brand. I weathered the economic recession and wanted to buy my Solstice new but couldn't at the time. My Pontiac Solstice Coupe is a pre-production prototype. ... I have enjoyed the car since I've had it. I enjoy driving it and getting together with other Pontiac Solstice owners."

For more information about The North American Solstice - Sky Meet visit ww.2014nassm.com.

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