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April 28, 2016, 11:07:50 AM
Hmm, Can a Pinto be the Salvation of the Numerical paradox of 9-11-70? Only the Future can tell, as we go skipping thru time ;) Yeee Hahh!


April 27, 2016, 11:45:12 AM
Frank Boss ! Missed you. Nothing is new...ish  :)


April 26, 2016, 04:25:31 PM
Brad.. whats new ish


April 24, 2016, 11:17:56 PM
Hi Dwayne! I found it!  ;D


April 24, 2016, 11:15:55 PM
Hi Becky!!! :)


April 02, 2016, 12:29:52 AM
Looking for a pair of 8" wide 15" rears.  Anybody got a pair for sale?


April 01, 2016, 10:15:19 AM
When all is a Blur, either you're speeding, or you need to clean the windshield  :o


March 08, 2016, 11:14:07 AM
Help!!! Need an all glass hatch window seal for a 1977. Any ideas??

Starsky and Hutch

February 24, 2016, 05:56:27 PM
brake booster needed


February 23, 2016, 03:22:27 PM
I was born without a barn and a Horse, Therefore I'm not a Worthy Pinto Owner? :o


February 22, 2016, 05:07:24 PM
O man getting so close to mock up time it is killing me so bad! over $7,000 in the 408 stroker Still no intake or carbonator starter or ignition oooo so close!

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The Pinto Car Club of America is please to make a donation of $500 to The First United Methodist Church of Sapulpa for the Cross and Flame Roadshow to honor Dave Herbeck's life. We celebrate him and the memories we all carry with us. CJ and his family will always be a part of our family.

04/24/2016 Scott Hamilton

Original74 Wihtout Dave, the PCCA would not be where it is today!! -one of the PCCA's most outstanding founding members and administrator of our site has passed. Without Dave, we would not be where we are today as a club...
Note: Many features of our site will be turned off for 2 weeks as our moment of silence honoring our friend, Dave.

December 3, 1957 - April 2, 2016

David William Herbeck, 58, of Sapulpa went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at home. He was born on December 3, 1957 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Clifford Vernon Herbeck and Anna (Ann) Mae (Ganaway) Pitts.

David owned Commercial Mailing Equipment prior to working for American Airlines/Sabre/EDS/Hewlett Packard Enterprises. He was a founding member of the Pinto Car Club of America (PCCA) and showed two original classic Pintos at car shows across the country. Also member of First United Methodist Church in Sapulpa playing drums for the contemporary service and participated in several community mission programs.

He is survived by mother, Ann Pitts of Bixby; stepmother, Jan Herbeck of Sapulpa; wife of twenty-three years, CJ (Cindy); two daughters, Heather Anderson and husband, Philip, with two children, Titus and Harper of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Sarah Berger and husband, Clint with three children, Anna, Jayla and Cerina in Jacksonville, Arkansas; three children by marriage, Christina Gray and husband, Benjamin of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Tiffny Kuper and husband, Derek with an unborn child of Agana Heights, Guam, Justin Wichmann and wife, Kaitlin Massey of Homestead, Florida; one brother, Charles (Chuck) Herbeck of Vancouver, Washington; one sister, Denise Sawyer and husband, Ron of Jacksonville, Arkansas; two stepbrothers, Bill Pitts and wife, Joan of Kiefer, and Eric Pitts and wife, Paula of Tulsa; one stepsister, Shelly McAlister and husband, Bryan of Sapulpa; and extended family.

He is preceded in death by father, Clifford (Gunny) Herbeck, stepfather, Richard (Dick) Pitts, stepbrothers, Loring Pitts and Doug Pitts, and stepsister, Maggie Wilkins.

Visitation will be held from 9-5 and with family 6-8 on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Smith Funeral Home, 1208 S Main St, Sapulpa, OK. Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 1401 E Taft St, Sapulpa, OK.

Dave requested no flowers but to donate to Cross and Flame Roadshow (First United Methodist Church, Sapulpa) or Hospice of Green Country.

Click Here for the Original In Memoriam of David William Herbeck

The PCCA will be making a donation to the Cross and Flame Roadshow (First United Methodist Chruch, 1401 E Taft St, Sapulpa, OK. If you would like to participate, Click here

Please join us in celebrating his life by posting your memories of Dave for the family... Click Here

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Why should I sign up for a Membership/Account on the FordPinto.com site?

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1) The Ability to view members near your location to socialize, meet, and assist with your Pinto Project utilizing our Google Member Map currently showing a majority of actively participating members worldwide and their locations. You will also have the option to 'Pin' your location on the PCCA Map to let folks know where you are.

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Join The Pinto Stampede, June 1st-5th 2016!

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Click Here to see Norm's Stampede Thread and join the discussion...

Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Engines!

The 6th Annual Pinto Stampede celebrates the 45th Anniversary of our favorite little pony with another exciting drive and destination.

Be sure to join us for the 2016 Pinto Stampede.

Contact : Norm Bagi at bosspinto@pintostampede.com

This Years Theme : " The Blue Ridge to the Blue Oval "

We will be driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's favorite drive. A beautiful and scenic drive on up to the Ford Nationals at Carlisle PA where we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Pinto.

On June 1st we will start in Little Switzerland, North Carolina which sits on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the top of the Diamond back (different road, route 226A) Some of us may run the Diamond Back on Tuesday afternoon or as they come in, this is a steep and winding road, not for every Pinto.

Day 1: On Wednesday we will leave Little Switzerland and travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, we will stop for the evening about 3/4 of the way up to Roanoke. We will make stops along the way, photo opportunities, gas, food, etc.

Day 2: On Thursday we will head up the remaining part of the Blue Ridge Parkway through Roanoke and up Interstate 81 where we will bed down for the night. Of course this day too will have stops and sites along the way.

Day 3: On Friday we will make the final run up to Carlisle PA and the Ford Nationals, we may meet up with other Pinto drivers outside of the event fairgrounds and ride in together.

The remaining event for the weekend brings the Pinto Stampede back to the Carlisle Ford Nationals, the largest all Ford car show of the year.

Join the 2016 Pinto Stampede Today!

Email Norm Bagi at bosspinto@pintostampede.com

Meet us at Car Shows across the USA... Bring your Pinto!
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Just got accepted into the mororama car show up here in Canada. Wish me luck. http://www.motoramashow.com/
Hi all,

I'm a writer/editor for Car and Driver magazine. I'll be in Hartford, Connecticut, the week of February 22 for a story, and I'd like to line up a nice, original Pinto to drive for it. Body style doesn't matter. Anybody interested in volunteering their car? If you're wary of letting someone else behind the wheel, I won't need to drive it a great distance.

Jared Gall
Senior Editor
Car and Driver

The Pinto vs Maverick Car Show Rematch
Saturday August 20th, 2016
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Once again we are rounding up the Pinto Car Club of America (PCCA) with the Maverick Comet Club International (MCCI) for a really fun car show/event. We started a competition last year between the two clubs to see what club could bring in the most cars. The MCCI stampeded the PCCA but the Pintos/Bobcats have called for a rematch!! (Be sure to watch the Youtube "2014 Pinto Picnic" and "2015 Pinto Showdown" for the previous years' events)

Get ready for an action packed day!! We will meet at the Chops Grille and Taphouse Restaurant parking lot, 1752 S. Broadway Geneva, Ohio 44041 across from the Motel 6 at the SR 534 exit off I-90 (30 miles east of Cleveland) at 10am sharp. We will caravan through the strip of Geneva-on-the-Lake with police escort. The club with the most cars will lead the police escort to be determined at 10am.  The strip is packed with visitors in this lakeside resort town that never left the 50's and 60's and last year the visitors stopped everything they were doing to watch and cheer on the Pintos/Bobcats and Mavericks/Comets. It was an amazing spectacle approaching 35 cars in the group!!  Watch for vintage games, arcades, amusement rides, bars, restaurants, and wineries along the strip with beautiful Lake Erie backdrop!!

We show the cars at the Geneva Township Park- 5045 Lake Rd East (SR 531) Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio where we typically get lots of spectators roaming the beautiful cars. The park is a 2 minute walk from the strip with the beautiful backdrop of the Lake Erie Shore.
Here we start the picnic at around noon. If the year of your car is even, bring cold side dish (no electricity) and if the year of your car is odd, bring dessert.
are there any pinto clubs/ events near dallas or in oklahoma
Ladies and gentlemen we are returning to Carlisle and the Ford Nationals!

Sign up for the Stampede for the ride of a lifetime or just come to Carlisle. Either way don't miss this thinking I'll catch the next one.
The Stampede will drive one of the country's most scenic roads the Blue Ridge Parkway!  Beautiful mountains, rolling hills and stops along the way.  (June 1st-June 3rd) Our caravan of Pintos final destination will be the Carlisle Ford Nationals and a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the beloved Pinto. (June 3rd-June 5th)

How many Pintos can we get to Carlisle this time?
Five years ago we had 70 Pinto's in attendance.
Can we come close to this number?
Can we surpass it?
Sign up for the Stampede for the ride of a lifetime or just come to Carlisle. Either way don't miss this thinking I'll catch the next one.

For more information or to sign on, email the "Trail Boss" Norman Bagi at bosspinto@pintostampede.com [/b][/b]
Registration has started for Fabulous Fords 2016 and the Pinto will be recognized for it's 40th anniversary with an image on the official shirt. Let's try to make a big splash and show the folks what the pinto community is all about!


Hello, anybody going to Cruisin the Coast this coming week, 4th to the 11th , if you are let me know so everyone with a pinto can meet up, or if you have any pinto problems when your here i can help,  Blaine

25 Sep 2015 - Cruisin the Coast 2015

Last year there were over 7,000 cars registered and 3 were Pintos.  I'll be there all week this year.  http://cruisinthecoast.com/ Follow me on facebook.com/thatbrownpinto
Join us in Jasper Alabama October 17th for a car show.There will be a get together after the show at the home of Michael Scott Davis. A few of us traveling from the north will be in Nashville Tn the night of the 15th.
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Best year model for the Pinto?
71-73 Pencil Bumpers with or without the guards
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On average DAILY, how many folks give you the thumbs up or other 'Yea Man' with your Pinto?
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52 (69%)
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