Artie's Party Cruiser Gets a Road Trip and a New Auction Date

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The 1964 Pontiac Safari Wagon known as the Artie's Party Cruiser, originally scheduled for auction at the PPG Syracuse Nationals, will instead cross the block Sept 21-22, 2018 at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

1963 Pontiac Safari Wagon Artie's Party Cruiser

The Artie's Party Cruiser is ready for its road trip.

The gorgeous cruiser is all ready to roll and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York.

The Artie’s Party Cruiser is getting a longer road trip, thanks to the Saratoga Springs Auto Museum. Initially, the 1964 Pontiac Safari Wagon donated for striping and customization to Artie’s Party by George and Mary Munsterman from First Class Productions was set to be auctioned off at a special sale at the 2018 PPG Syracuse Nationals, home of Artie’s Party Pinstriper Auction.

Unfortunately, First Class was unable to hold the auction as planned. Still, the gorgeous cruiser is all ready to roll and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York. So the Saratoga Automobile Museum stepped up in partnership with the Saratoga Auto Auction to put the car on the block at their annual event September 21-22, 2018.
Before it goes up for sale, the Wagon will appear at several other shows in the area including the Syracuse Nationals, Dead Man’s Curve, the Adirondacks Nationals and the Lake George Concours D’Elegance.

“We couldn’t have done this without Joe Quitoni and the crew of Joe Que’s Auto Body,” says Art Schilling, founder of Artie’s Party. “And we owe a debt of gratitude to George and Mary Munsterman for the vehicle, as well as our amazing sponsors for everything they’ve donated to make this the koolest kustom.”

The customization goes more than skin deep, and includes new chassis components and a disc brake conversion from Ames Performance, new springs from Detroit Spring, a motor built by Jasper Engines and a transmission from Joe Pirrone. Gillian’s Upholstery is handling the refurbishing of the interior, turning this Pontiac into a surfing Safari by upholstering the seats and interior with the Pendleton plaid wool fabric made famous by the Beach Boys.

To see the Artie’s Party Cruiser in person, check out one of the following events:

Syracuse Nationals, Syracuse, NY: July 20th – 22nd
Dead Man’s Curve, Mahwah, NJ: August, 30th – Sept, 2nd
Adirondacks Nationals, Lake George, NY: Sept, 6th – 9th
Concours d’ Elegance, Lake George, NY: Sept, 14th – 16th
Saratoga Automotive Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY: Sept, 17th – Auction

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