1978 Pontiac Firebird commercial
1978 Pontiac Firebird commercial ;-)
Pontiac, Michigan: The destruction of an American city
Pontiac, Michigan, the former General Motors manufacturing center, has been devastated by decades of plant closings, and has lost 10,000 GM jobs in the last decade alone. During the Obama Administration's auto restructuring, General Motors announced the closure of the city's main assembly plant, which once employed 6,000 people. Now that plant, together with hundreds of acres of GM factories throughout the city, are being leveled. In this video, workers and residents speak about the mass joblessness and economic devastation left in the wake of the plant shutdowns.
The Award Winning TV Pilot "Auto Archaeology" explores how classic automobiles decaying in the backyard of communities all across the country need to be restored or recycled. By combining historical, environmental, and financial facts with a comedic sensibility, car lovers, history buffs and eco-conscious viewers of all ages are in for a treat. Hosted/Created/Produced by J. Paris "Auto Archaeology" won the BEST TV PILOT award at the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE (Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team. Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.