Tag: Pontiac GTO

Detroit Switched To Unleaded Fuel 50 Years Ago, Here’s How Horsepower Took A Hit

“We all know we’re polluting the atmosphere,” Alex Mair, chief engineer of Chevrolet told the New York Times. “But I think we’ve caught it in time, we can turn this around.” Mair wasn’t talking this month about GM’s electric vehicles program as the world’s leaders met at COP26 to tackle climate change. He died in […]

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QOTD: What’s The Worst Badge Engineered Car Ever?

Platform sharing is a fact of life. Everyone from Porsche to Peugeot is at it, because building cars is an expensive business, and most of the times that’s fine with us. With different sheetmetal, engines and interiors, a Bentley Bentayga looks and feels totally different to a Volkswagen Touareg, and your average car buyer would […]

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10 Model-Defining Car Details That Were Really Only Optional

Some of the world’s greatest cars are defined by some truly great details. Things like a set of unforgettable graphics, an iconic wheel design or a legendary engine. But you might be surprised to find that some of your favorite car details and features weren’t actually part of that car’s standard package. A Lamborghini Countach […]

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Design Trends: Super-Slim Headlights Are Taking Over

Changes in automotive lighting technology and style have helped radically alter the look of cars over the past 100 years and given us some memorable faces and fashions. Think of pop-up headlamps, which appeared on the 1936 Cord 810, but would define the look of so many sports cars and supercars throughout the 1970s, ‘80s […]

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QOTD: Which Deceased Car Brand Would You Like To See Revived?

There have been many car brands of the past that have gone under, much to the dismay of their fans. Most often, it’s for financial reasons, but there are always exceptions. Regardless, there have been a number of brands that many would argue left too soon, which begs the question: which car brands would you […]

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This Must Be What Pontiac GTO Paradise Looks Like: Mecum Auctions Founder Selling His Collection

A collection of nine special Pontiac GTO models owned by Dana Mecum, the founder and president of Mecum Auctions, are set to be sold during the company’s Indy 2020 event running from July 10-18. Mecum says he was first introduced to the Pontiac GTO when his mom acquired an Orbit Orange Judge model in 1969. […]

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Massive Kansas ‘Barn Find’ Uncovers 133 Fine American Classics From 1930s Through 1970s

The late Bob Regehr was a man who truly loved American cars. After the invention of the Moon Walk bouncy house fifty years ago brought him and his wife a fortune, he set up a wonderful car collection. At the moment, it comprises no fewer than 133 vehicles, the vast majority of which are American. […]

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