Saturday, April 25, 2009
End of an era
Another casualty of the recession.
General Motors has announced that they are going to discontinue the Pontiac brand.
My father has owned a Pontiac up until a few years ago when he let them all go and went with a Toyota Sequoia for size and comfort.
Pontiac GTO, Trans Am and Catalina's from the 60's and the 70's are the zenith of Muscle cars. Too bad another chapter in Detroit iron is going to the bone yard.
Here is the First muscle car I grew up with a 1961 Pontiac Ventura with a Tri-Power 389 Super Duty Engine.
I spent many an evening helping the old man tinker with the engine and was fascinated with the 3 two barrel carburetor setup. It was one of those motors that required the old school "premium" gas due to the compression ratio. And it could smoke the tires all the way to 4th gear.