A quick overview of Pontiac Motor Division, from the first Pontiac-branded car built in 1926 and its beginnings as an offshoot of the Oakland car company, to the final '09 and '10 cars. Also features some commercial and movie footage in which Pontiacs played an important role.
My first car was and is a 1985 Pontiac 6000 STE, and I want a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT very badly someday, so the brand's elimination came as a shock and a huge disappointment to me. I hope Pontiac may one day return, but for now, this video is my farewall salute to a great brand with a great history. Enjoy.
Thanks to all people who supplied the photographs and video clips. A few of the pictures are my own, all others have been borrowed from others and I take no credit for their creation. All content is property of its respective owners.
Music: The Chemical Brothers - "Surface to Air"
I'd like to make a big thank you to J16FOX2 for his help in making this video. Please check out his videos. Thanks!
I Dream of Jeannie 1965 Pontiac GTO Opening Scene
Major Nelson's 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible is featured in this short
opening clip from one of the Black & White I Dream of Jeannie episodes from
the first 1965-66 season. Pontiac provided cars for the entire run of the
1965-70 series, and yet oddly GM and Pontiac Motor Division were not
credited for this in the closing credit rolls. The ultra-popular GTOs were
the vehicle of choice for Tony Nelson in the first three seasons, where
'65, '66, and '67 GTO convertibles were provided. Bonnevilles and
Firebirds picked up the task for the last 2 years of the show. Oh Major
Nelson, for heaven's sake - PLEASE NOTE: Fair use and educational value on
TV History are the purpose of this posting, enjoy!
64 Pontiac Banshee for sale! ONLY 1 IN THE WORLD!
This rare one of a kind 1964 Pontiac Banshee Coupe protoype is offered by
Lenny Napoli at (203)668-7797 or email@example.com to find out more about this
true piece of Pontiac history!!! Now that Pontiac will be out of business
in 2010, this very special car is sure to increase in value!!
Tribute to Oldsmobile
Tribute to Oldsmobile.
There Is An Special Feel In An Oldsmobile
The New Oldsmobile
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
Pontiac Performance History, Part 1
A brief history of Pontiac performance from mid 1950's to 1960. Jim Wangers
describes historical milestones. Jim Wangers was responsible for providing
a 1964 GTO to Car & Driver with a special 421 engine instead of 389.
Amazing performance but not a true production model.
The Pontiac Tribute
Please visit: http://forums.pontiac-tribute.com , join us and share your
fond memories and dedications Pontiac served us in our little community.
Mourn the death of once a great make and make a little union of Pontiac
fans. This is my very first shot in making the video, so go easy on it.
Rather than using the moody/sad songs/musics, I have gone with the more
up-tune music to re-live the great eras that Pontiac was on, when it was an
icon for perfomance. I know I left out a lot of models here, but I only
included the AMERICAN Pontiacs. No imports, or blatent Chevy rebadges of
the recent. So you won't find the imports like Vibe, recent GTO, G3, G8
that are just an imports, or the blatent Chevy rebadges like G5, Torrent.
Only the true North American Pontiac that has the unique Pontiac Soul.
Since this is my very first video, I admit the quality is amaturistic at
best and some pics are blurry to really see, but, please, go easy on it. I
planned to make a longer, improved version soon.
Thanx. Pontiac may have died, but it's soul, performance and excitement
always lives on, in my heart and in every loyal Pontiac fans!!!!
Tribute to Pontiac
This a tribute to a legend of Pontiac. THIS MUSIC BELONGS TO ITS RESPECTED
OWNERS. I'm a big fan of this brand and am very sad to sse GM killing it
off like some kind of animal haha. I found these pictures on the internet
and own none of these. Long live Ponchos