Pontiacs for 1964
John DeLorean replaced Pete Estes as general manager, and he continued the same emphasis on performance that Bunkie Knudsen and Estes had begun. The big news for 1964 For 1964, the Tempest and LeMans' transaxle design was dropped and the cars were redesigned under GM's new A body platform; frame cars with a conventional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The most important of these is the GTO, short for "Gran Turismo Omologato," the Italian for "Grand Touring, Homologated" used by Ferrari as a badge to announce a car's official qualification for racing. In spite of a GM unwritten edict against engines larger than 330 ci in intermediate cars, DeLorean (with support from Jim Wangers from Pontiac's ad agency), came up with the idea to offer the GTO as a dealer option package that included a 389 ci engine rated at 325 or 348 horsepower (260 kW). Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac S013
1962 Pontiac Catalina SD Pure Stock Drags
Cleanest '62 SD 421 Catalina on the planet!
1950 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 Sedan - Flathead Straight Eight Powered Classic Car
I thought you might like a look at this very original 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 Sedan. It's sure looking sharp with all that chrome over top of that mean looking black paint. I believe it's still powered by the original flathead 268 cubic inch Straight eight engine as well. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for checking it out! Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL The background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link: http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi. mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 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 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 Straight eight flathead cylinder engine hot rod rat rod vintage classic collector car custom original restored lead sled show vehicle Country classic cars Staunton IL chrome 50s RamblinAround rambling vlog hd partner
A tribute to the Pontiac Motor Division
http://MuscleCarFilms.com/ for some great Pontiac DVD's! Pontiac meant performance and style, from the 1950's all the way up to their unexpected cancellation announcement in 2009. I decided to make a second Pontiac retrospective, adding to the original 4 minute clip I previously posted. In this version, I've attempted to show a chronological timeline of sorts for Pontiac, including their WWII production, right up to an explanation as to what happened to Pontiac's mystique and credibility in the 2000's. The Pontiac nameplate will be discontinued, but Pontiac fans around the world will never forget. Pontiacs were cool. They were fun. They had style. Their designs were built on pure driving passion, excitement, and performance. We'll miss them...