Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.
1963 Pontiac LeMans Rare 4 Cylinder Four Barrel Four-speed 3.73 Posi - Half of a 389 V8
I thought you might like a look at this very unique 1963 Pontiac LeMans.
It's powered by a 194.5 Cubic Inch 45 Degree Four Cylinder, topped with a 4
BBL Carb, and running through dual Exhaust. Pontiac, basically cut a 389 V8 in
half...in fact, it uses the same head as the 389 and the 421. In this case,
the four cylinder is backed by a four-speed manual and a set of 3.73 Gears
with Posi. As you can see, it really is a great looking car and would look
right at home on the dragstrip in the 1960's. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
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Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1972 Pontiac Lemans for sale at Gateway Classic Cars in St. Louis, MO
For sale is an all original 1972 Pontiac Lemans! This classic is coated in
a gloss white paint and shows very well. The interior is comprised of blue
vinyl seats with cloth inlays. Under the hood you will find a 350 CID V8
engine with a 2-barrel carb. The transmission is a 2-spd powerglide. Other
options include: A/C, AM Radio, CD Player, Hub Caps, Power Steering, Seat
Belts, and White Wall Radial Tires. The rear end is comprised of a stout
10-bolt with 2.73 gears. It is obvious this car has been garaged most of
its life. To view the car in greater detail please visit
www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our St. Louis showroom. For more information
please call 618-271-3000. (800) 231-3616 - (618) 271-3000
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1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 Super Duty - Gateway Motorsports Park - Huge Wheelie
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This is a video of an awesome 9 Second, 1962 Pontiac Catalina. This Super
Stock Pontiac was racing in the Nostalgia Drags at Gateway Motorsports
Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO. It's an original 421 Super Duty car
and man do they have it set up right. This thing hooks hard and leaves
straight every time. Definitely nothing wrong with a mid 9 second quarter
mile at 143 mph. I thought you might get a kick out of that huge wheelie he
pulled on the one run. I hope you found it interesting....thanks for
Gateway Motorsports Park
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1965 Pontiac LeMans Convertible
A 1965 Pontiac LeMans Convertible I shot at the Street Rods Nationals South
plus 2013 in Knoxville...I wasn't able to interview the owner but it was to
nice to just walk by...Very Cool....Check it out!!...Make sure you follow
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"Ride Pontiac Ride" 1988 Advertising Promo (FULL VERSION)
Ripped from the "30 Millionth Pontiac Wentzville Assembly GM Bonneville
SSEi UAW 2250" page on Facebook; all credit for finding and researching
this gem goes to them. I'm upping it here in hopes that someone is able to
eventually remaster the audio for better clarity.
The original description on their page is as follows:
There are other versions of the 1988 Ride Pontiac Ride extended commercial
similar to this on youtube and testdrivejunkie, but I have not come across
the complete 2:32 version like this one.
For the 1988 model year, Pontiac unveiled one of the strongest line-ups it
had offered in many years. Finally almost every model was aligned with the
Pontiac image as documented in the image statement (see post -
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179043175453938&l=cb4447b618 ). The
Fiero suspension had been re-designed, the new FWD Grand Prix was about to
be selected Motor Trend Car of the Year, the new Bonneville SSE was
introduced, and I could go on and on.
Pontiac knew this was the right time to invest in a significant new
marketing promotion, so the folks over at the Pontiac advertising agency,
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan came up with
the "Ride Pontiac Ride" campaign. Art Director Mark Zapico working under
Executive Creative Director Steve Kopcha and Creative Director Noel Nauber,
decided they needed an original theme song for the Pontiac commercials. The
song was composed by songwriter Mark Vieha who was co-partner along with
Jay Kennedy in the Studio City California based music house, LA-NY Music.
Vieha and Kennedy are also known for the Taco Bell theme song, "make a run
for the border" and Vieha also composed original music for movie
soundtracks. For the jingle "get on your Pontiac and ride" Vieha recalled
he was at a barbecue and just started humming the song.
This extended commercial was a signifant piece in the Ride Pontiac Ride
campaign. Many of the scenes, like of the band performing and people
interacting with Pontiac cars as the backdrop, were shot in and around
Toronto Canada for about a month in the fall of 1987, by Director Bob
Canning who was a Canadian and Director of Photography Oliver Wood. Other
DMB & B folks that might have been involved are Don Massey who worked with
Noel Nauber, Bruce Duffey and Rob Torz.
The lead singer of the scenes that appear in this commercial of the band
performing is Mark Campbell and the female lead is Canadian singer Alannah
Myles. The campaign was a huge success. Dealers included the phrase "ride
Pontiac ride" in their newspaper and print media advertisements.
The campaign not only caught the attention of the car buying public, it
also invigorated the dealers and motivated the entire Pontiac Division and
propelled Pontiac to 1988 US annual model year sales of 740,928 vehicles
which was good enough for 3rd place and represented 7.1% of the US market
and accounted for 20% of GM sales.The last time Pontiac had been in 3rd
place was 1973. The success of the campaign continue for annual model year
1989 with US sales of 734,658 vehicles which was again good enough for 3rd
place and represented 7.2% of the US market.
Note: the annual model year is the 12 month period from October 1 to
September 30 so it generally reflects current model year sales but includes
a bit of the prior model year that sell late and a bit of the next model
year that sell early and excludes the current model year that sells late.
1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport - Test drive
I pick out this 72 Lemans for a friend of mine in Norway. He wanted to take
a 3 week American Holiday Cruise with his family in California, Nevada and
Arizona.. I had less than a month to find a decent "collector car" that
would not fail him out on this vacation drive in June. I found this car
that had been pretty well cared for and freshened up by the ASE Certified
Mechanic owner. The Pontiac 350 has been replaced with a Chevy 350. It has
headers, Flowmaster Exhaust, recent
interior, vinyl top and all new weatherstrips. It did GREAT on the tour!
Now it is For Sale, but if not sold will be shipped to my guy in Norway. If
you are interested in buying the car for 8500, hurry-- If it is to be
shipped over, I need to do it in the next couple months.