2011 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am Reunion! Hebron, Ohio 7/30/2011

**** update for the special guest ****

OK boys are you ready for our special guest attending the TTA reunion next year at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio...

Attending the 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am reunion next year will be the one and only. Mister Turbo Trans Am, Mister PAS him self....


I am so fired up Scott is going to attend our event!! It's been hard holding it back and I leaked the news out to a few members but Scott Kelly is/was PAS. He test drove each and every one of your cars when they rolled out of PAS in 1989!! These cars all deserve to head back to the BPG event in Ohio next year and see their creator once again! Scott is excited about the event and can't wait to see a long line of TTA's sitting in the pits at National Trail Raceway next year! He is working on some projects for the TTA's that will be announcing shortly! He misses the TTA's dearly and told me it was one of the most special projects he's ever done! So let's show Scott how each and every one of the TTA owners out there are nothing but first class and bring our TTA's out to this event next year! Some way, in any shape or form, get your TTA out to Ohio next year for this event and let's all make history!

This news blew me away when he said he would attend this event. After all without him there would never have been an 1989 turbo Trans AM!

Here is a little info on Scott Kelly for those that don't know him....

Scott Kelly was instrumental in the development and production of the 1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am. Scott served as the Engineering Liaison between PAS and General Motors throughout the program as well as being responsible for the all of the Trans Ams used during the month of May 1989 including the 3 actual Pace Cars. After the Trans Am program Scott worked as the Service and Warranty administrator for the Anniversary Trans Am, Syclone, Typhoon, Sonoma GT as well as Natural Gas powered trucks that PAS produced until 1994.

Scott and his Wife Ann currently own a small automotive technical writing company name Kelly Automobile Technologies that specialized in vehicle proposals, technical papers and marketing materials. Ann and Scott met under the hood of a prototype 20th Anniversary Trans Am in 1988 as Ann was tasked by Pontiac to develop the Owner’s Manual Supplement for the car.

I mean how cool is this news! The one and only Scott Kelly will be there next year in Ohio.

OK so now... Here is what we are working on for next year at the TTA reunion...

We are going to have possibly 2 or more Q&A sessions with Scott Kelly in the Jegs suite at the track. If attendance grows over the size of the Jegs suite we may relocated this Q&A session but we'll work on that as time gets closer. For now we have secured the suite all weekend thanks to BPG. The suite looks down the quarter mile and it's got cold AC! Scott will bring some never before seen pictures and documents from the making of the TTA back in 1989! We will show them while Scott tells us all about how the TTA came to life and the entire history behind the cars.

This is why we started the thread about questions on these cars because we have the man himself going to answer them for you at this event! I have spoke to Scott many times on the phone over the last year and some of the information he has gives me chills! Never before known facts about these cars will now be all out in the open! Trust me if you have the love for these cars that I do, this is something you do not want to miss!

Also... We will have dash plaques made for this event. On these plaques we will have a place for each and every TTA owner to write his name, vin, and car number. We will then take a picture of Scott Kelly, you, and the plaque in front of your car! How cool is that! You will be able to have a picture of your TTA with Scott showing that you were there! That should drive the prices up of your TTA's value!

Any means you have no matter how far away, if you own a TTA you have to get it out to Ohio next year for this event! Low miles, High miles, Garage queens and junk yard kings we want to see them ALL there next year in Ohio! This is event is every reason why we all own and love our 1989 turbo trans am's. Now it's time to bring them back together for the first time EVER with their creator. It just does not get any better then this! It's a year away and I'm so excited I wish it was tomorrow! These cars were always considered the red headed step child of the Pontiac world, well now it's time to show them how we can all come together once again! This event will be history in the making.

We have contacted Hemming's, Pontiac Enthusiasts, GM High Tech, and other publications to cover this event. So start your engines blow the cob webs off and get your TTA out to National Trail Raceway one way or another next year!

We also have other special guest that will be added as time passes on! We are not done yet! So stay tunned and find a way to get your TTA out to Ohio next year!

I would also like the thank BPG (Buick Performance Group) for letting us use this venue for a history making event like this. The BPG has done some amazing events at this location over the past few years like the GSX reunion and the Stage 1 reunion to name a few. They are a first class operation all the way. I was extremely pleased when they reached out to host the 1989 turbo trans am reunion at their location. If you want to know more about the BPG and or join their club, follow this link... The Buick Performance Group

members of the BPG do receive discounted ticket prices at the event next year so you may want to join the BPG to save some money on admission, show, and race fee's next year. It's a great group of guys and well worth the membership money.

Below is a never before seen picture of Scott Kelly and the TTA's at Indy! This is only one of the amazing picture collection Scott Kelly will share with us next year in Ohio at the reunion. Scott wants to repeat this picture in Ohio next year so bring those TTA's out! :cool:

And now the release of the official flier for the TTA end of the event. This event is ALSO a T-type/limited reunion event as well so TTA or T-type bring them out and make history. This will be the first time EVER all these cars were in one place at one time and who knows if it will EVER happen again! Special thanks to Shawn (aka RatFink) for his amazing art skillz!!

BPG has changed the price structure for next years TTA / T type event. Now is the time to get your tickets and join the BPG so it's one less thing you need to save and worry about for next year!! The prices are as follows....

2011 Friday
$20 spectator member
$25 spectator non-member
$40 racing before 6PM all makes/models
$20 racing after 6PM all makes/models

2011 Saturday
$20 spectator member
$25 spectator non-member
$40 member show
$50 non-member show (Buick only)
$40 member race
$50 non-member race (all makes/models T&T only)

2011 Sunday
$20 spectator member
$25 spectator non-member
$40 member race BUICK ONLY
$50 non-member race BUICK ONLY

Discount on spectator pricing
$45 member 3-day pass (save $15)
$60 non-member 3-day pass (save $15)

Discount on spectator/show pricing
$65 member 3-day pass (save $15)

Pre Registration allowed for members only to be posted in the members section

Refunds in the event of a track rain-out only...

Unused tickets can be rolled over to next year with a BPG members signature prior to the end of Event.

Tickets can be upgraded from spectator to race or show

All other ticket issues will be addressed on a case by case basis

JOIN the BPG today and save for next year! It's a great club with a great bunch of guys running it. The event has always been first class all the way. Follow the link in my sig for more info on the BPG!
Just curious, does this event coincide with a Buick event that's happening at the track on the same weekend?
Yes. This is the Buick Performance Groups yearly national event. They have a theme every year at this event and this year it's TTA's and T type/limited. Last year was the Stage II convention and the year before was GSX reunion. There will be plenty of Buick turbo powered cars for your entertainment! :cool: So come on out! It's a great event at a great venue!

Here is the official BPG flier...

Don't forget guys the host hotel was sold out last year for this year, but now is the time to get on the waiting list for them again for any cancellations! They typically don't take any reservations till after the first of the year at this hotel.

The year of the TTA is here now! 1/1/11 Call and get on their waiting list now! In years past I even got lucky calling them a few weeks before and keeping on them on a weekly basis and scored rooms right up till the day before the event.

The management there are all good people and will keep you on a list and contact you as rooms become available. There is plenty of hotels in the area as well but it's always fun at the host hotel! I can't wait for July!!
Just confirmed Muscle Car Review magazine will be attending the event! They will be shooting pictures and doing an article on the event! You and your car could be famous!

They want to do some shots of the TTA's going up against some of the T-types! Race and show! Bring em out and shine em up!

I have some other publications lined up and when I confirm them I'll post em up. A once in a life time event like this deserves all the coverage!

I also got a neat phone call today. A TTA owner (car 915) from Florida found a ad of the event in one of his local Pontiac news letters that gets mailed out. (I reached out to most of the Pontiac clubs all over the country) He is going to drive his TTA up to the event from Florida. He has no internet access or a PC for that matter! This small add was all he found. Always amazes me how many folks are not on the web and don't even own a PC out there and still rely on paper media. He went on to tell me he's going to drag a few other TTA owners in Florida up to the event as well! July can't get here fast enough! :cool:
I will be there, just got a hotel, bringing the hardtop for the show!
I can't seem to find a link though to pre-resister and pay for the event??
Everything on BPG is last years data or older.
I will be there, just got a hotel, bringing the hardtop for the show!
I can't seem to find a link though to pre-resister and pay for the event??
Everything on BPG is last years data or older.

Awesome news Rob glad to hear it! Sounds like we are going to have a handful of hardtops now! We'll have to make sure and take some pics of all the hardtops together. See how many we can get! :cool: I'll get you a link with some information on pre-register. BPG has a paypal account so you can always use that but I'll get you fixed up!
TTA reunion

Im planning on driving up there for the event with at least 1 of my TTA`s from Miami Fl :) loooooong drive :eek:
Im planning on driving up there for the event with at least 1 of my TTA`s from Miami Fl :) loooooong drive :eek:

There is another guy coming up from Florida! I'll get you his number you guys should caravan on up! I think there also may be a guy with a multi car trailer coming up from down south in case you want a trailer ride up. I can put you in touch with him also! But then again, there will be an award for the furthest driven! :biggrin:
Tta reunion event trailer parking information....

The Buick Performance Group recommends that trailers should be left at the track. We have arranged once again with National Trail to provide overnight armed security with trailer drop off starting on Thursday. In order for a trailer to be removed after hours you will need to provide a drivers license and registration for the trailer that matches. That information will be written down. I will be posting any updates on this....

The hotel parking lots are too small for trailers no matter what hotel you stay in! Keep the hotel lots open and clear by leaving trailers at the track for the weekend. I would recommend arriving when the track is open and going right to the track when you get in town and drop off your trailer. Then go to the hotel and check in. You can always get a wrist ban to let you back in the track if your there and going to leave so you only have to pay one time that day. You'll see some guys take their trailers to the hotels and it's nothing but issues trying to maneuver a trailer in those tiny parking lots needless to say you'll get boxed in there with a trailer.

So get in early go right to the track and drop off your trailer. Just be mindful of where you drop it off and be careful not to park in marked off areas. Typically the BPG will spray paint reserved parking areas on the asphalt around the track. If you pull into the track and head toward the back there is plenty of parking for a trailer back there and no one around to bother it. The track is going to be packed this years event so come in early!
Just booked my hotel for the event. Wifey and I will be there on Thursday with our car!
The Buick Performance Group recommends that trailers should be left at the track. We have arranged once again with National Trail to provide overnight armed security with trailer drop off starting on Thursday.

Hey, some of us will not be leaving the event until early Monday morning...will we be able to leave them there over Sunday night?? And will it still be secure with a security guard?

Oh, and did they ever fix the event pass purchasing online on the BPG website? Could only buy each day separate a few weeks back.
The event typically ends Sunday late afternoon / night depending on race classes and such, but I will inquire with the powers that be about the security on site for Sunday night.

The BPG don't really offer on-line purchasing just to keep things simple for them to operate and track. I have attached the form in this post. Print it out and send in your money and your good! Join the BPG and save some money as well! :cool:


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Getting closer! Hard to believe after 22 some years these cars are going to come back together again! History in the making! Make sure you guys reach out to all the TTA owners you may know. This is going to be an event not to miss if you own one of these awesome cars or are just an enthusiast! I had a local guy contact me who just bought a TTA just so he had a car to bring to the reunion!

Keep in mind this is a multi level event. TTA's and T-types are the "theme" this year, but like every other year at the BPG event there is also the race and show for all turbo Buick owners and the big Block Buick boys will all be there showing and racing as well. Can't beat an event that has 3 cars shows in one all in one day! You'll have the best of all worlds! While the host hotel is long sold out as well as some of the other local hotels, book now so your not scrambling around for a hotel room when it gets closer! :cool:
Spoke with Julio Don from Alky Systems. He will make the effort and come up from Florida to attend this event if he gets enough request to install kits, sell kits, and or tune the kits.

So if you guys want Julio Don to show up for any of these services, e-mail / call him with your requests now! I have already e-mailed him and offered him Free vending / Free entrance for the event just to help get him up here for you guys! His kits are amazing and almost a must for the turbo cars that want to run more boost. Nothing better then the man himself doing the install and tuning it! If your on the fence about getting one of his kits now is the time as he is rarely up this far north!

Here is his contact info....

Julio Don
Alkycontrol Inc
10317 Del Mar Circle
Tampa FL 33624
M-F 9:00AM till 6:00PM EST