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Las Vegas POCA 2000 Fun Rally

The early morning view from our room at the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza Hotel is headquarters for the POCA members.  Although, the hotel is older, it has perfect facilities for the event, including cars on display inside of the hotel!  We had a two room suite on the 21st floor overlooking Fremont Street.  The room was clean, service was great, all of the hotel staff were super and the price was right!

The Plaza Hotel 


The 2000 POCA Las Vegas Fun Rally was held April 26, 2000 through April 30, 2000. On the 28th and 29th track events were held at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Park. On the 28th the Red Rock Canyon Rally was held and on the 29th the Concours d’Elegance was held on Fremont Street in front of the Plaza hotel.

Plaza Parking Lot

Cars arriving in the Plaza parking lot. The Plaza Hotel can be seen in the background.  David Doddek is working on the red Pantera.   Click image to view.

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Concours d’Elegance

The Concours d’Elegance was held on Fremont Street. Click image to view.

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Views of Fremont Street

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Tom Bosworth 1974 GTS, Jerry Brubacker 1974, Bob Chacon 1973 and Dan Courtney "The Winged Warrior".

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Chris Cox 1972, Michael Cox 1971, Chris Darling 1972 and Willie and Ellen Eisele 1972.

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Owners’ cars from left to right Bob Escalle 1972, Mike Filmore 1973, Bill Harris 1972 and Russ Jacobson 1971.

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Ahti Kand 1972, Tom Knowles 1972, Jim Kuehne 1972 and Terry Morofsky 1972.

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Michael Murphy 1974 GTS, Fred Parle 1972, Buddy Pepp 1974 and Tom Pillar 1974.

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Paul Plese 1969 Magusta, Gary Powley 1971, Dan Price 1986 GT5S and Tom Rahed.

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Howard and Sharon Renshow, Bob and Effie Richards, Roger Sharp 1972 and Randy and Melody Tinsley.

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Owners’ cars from left to right; Ken Tisdale 1972, Louie Villa 1972 and Bob and Linda Whalen 1973.

The Race Rock Cafe 

Friday night Pantera action at the Race Rock Cafe.  The Panteras were parked outside of the Cafe with the very cool lightshow on Fremont Street as the backdrop.

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Race Rock photos by Matt Wells