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Where an icon went before it died

May 3, 2009

Here’s how fast Pontiac ran in its heydays.

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Smokey and the Bandit: Burt Reynolds used a black Pontiac Trans Am to outrun Sheriff Buford T. Justice.

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Hooper: Reynolds used a red Trans Am to crash through burning buildings.

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Knight Rider: The real star of the show was the Pontiac Trans Am, not David Hasselhoff. (Check that mullet, man! πŸ˜€ )

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The Rockford Files: P.I. Rockford drove a Pontiac Firebird.

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I confess these shows were kind of before my time but it still had a cult following in the US. πŸ™‚

But this one….

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Transformers: Autobot Jazz disguises himself as a Pontiac Solstice but was killed by Megatron. I didn’t miss this show (could anyone have?)

Pontiac the brand finally got killed for real by something more powerful than Megatron – the recession. I wrote about it here.

Here’s a more detailed insight on where this American icon had been in its glory days.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2009 11:54 am

    Mmm…maybe the writer of Transformers movie predicted that? πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Yeah, if there is one prediction that I want to come true, its that my car is really an autobot. But it never happened. πŸ˜€

  2. May 5, 2009 11:09 am

    mmm, i thought my city will be transformed after i watched the movie. but it din happen.

    but luckily la…since it could be a decepticons, and not autobots.

    Maybe you didn’t push the right button. Try kicking your car in the rear and give it some 4-letter words. πŸ˜€

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