Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Death of Muscle Car Creator

With the possibility of bankruptcy looming, GM, once one of the finest automobile manufacturers on the planet, is boxing up their performance division. Pontiac is closing its doors for good. The manufacturer, credited with the creation of the Muscle Car Craze of the 1960's and 1970's, will be disbanded after the 2010 model year. The move comes just as GM is preparing to go before Congress and President B-Rock with hat in hand asking for an additional $11.6 billion.

Now all political and business talk about the death of the American auto industry and how it may just be best to let them go belly up, this comes as a giant kick in the pants to those of us here at tRbT who love all things dealing with the internal combustion engine. Pontiac was long known for taking large engines and shoving them into small, relatively lightweight cars and making them go as fast in a straight line as humanly possible... just don't attempt to turn.

A sad day indeed for car lovers everywhere... and those of us who own a Pontiac vehicle and hear that re-sale value dropping like a rock.

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