Jim has quite a fond family connection to Pontiac’s GTO. Let’s just say his story involves some new car envy, a double header baseball game and a Scooby-Doo Christmas ornament. It’s quite a tale and Matt Avery gets the whole scoop in this episode. Watch it below.
Some like sleek and fast. Others prefer big and wide. Jim Biebrach has found himself drawn more and more to the “big, wide-bodied cars.” Biebrach bought his 1958 Pontiac Star Chief to last weekend’s Indian Uprising all-Pontiac car show in St. Charles.
While growing up, Chris Vegas’ family was all about Pontiacs. When the owner of this 1966 Bonneville was born, his mother was driving a Charcoal Blue 1966 Tempest while his father drove a Fontaine Blue 1966 Ventura. Vegas’ grandparents…
One of the hit TV shows being broadcast over the airwaves in 1974 was “The Rockford Files.” The series followed easygoing police detective Jim Rockford, played by actor James Garner…..
The Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum’s origin lies with a single lifelong Pontiac enthusiast and his unsuspecting detour while on a cross-country road trip.…
The Pontiac brand has been defunct for a number of years now. However, the passion for Pontiac vehicles is as active as ever. Evidence could readily be seen at the 2014 Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend car show Aug. 9-10. The Cruising Tigers car club hosts the event, which is now in its 24th year. […]
Jim Lindberg’s 1967 Pontiac Ventura may look factory fresh now but much of its life has been drastically different. After being assembled in Kansas City, the massive two-door was shipped to Welter Pontiac in South Bend, Ind., where a local buyer bought the Ventura with a specific vision: competing on the show circuit.
Each day in 1959 when a much younger Ron Rufo left his family’s home in downtown Chicago, he was greeted with a smile-inducing sight: his neighbor’s new Pontiac Catalina. “I loved it from the first time I saw it,” Rufo said. “I always remembered how distinct and attractive the wide-track body was.”
Simply put, Pontiac created the 1969 Trans Am Firebird to inspire. It was built to conjure up high-octane feelings in buyers who would imagine themselves whizzing around a sinewy SCCA track, throttle wide open and checkered flag waving. No one had these sensations welling inside them quite like a young Scott Shaffer. He was in […]
Whenever the Halloween season rolls around, things can tend to get a bit ethereal. Case in point; Ken Fritz’s 1986 Pontiac Trans Am. All three of its owners purchased the car during the month of October. The original owner took delivery on Oct. 18, 1985, in Rockford. The second snagged the car on Oct. 19, […]