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The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967-1969

Author: Rocky Rotella

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251491

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 1155

In the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company took the automotive world by storm with the release of its new pony car, the Ford Mustang. It was the right car for the right time, and it caught General Motors a bit by surprise. One year later, after seeing the Mustang's enormous sales success, General Motors announced the development of its own pony-car platform, code-named "Panther," to enter the market and compete with the tremendously popular Mustang. And what a competition it became. Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds hit the market in the fall of 1966, and the world clamored for more of these new Mustang killers. Over the course of time, these F-Body cars became some of the most popular enthusiast cars of all time. In The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967–1981, Pontiac expert and historian Rocky Rotella examines each production year of Firebird. Production figures, option codes, running changes, model year changes and variances, rarity, collectability, interviews with engineers, and more are thoroughly covered in what is sure to be the ultimate Firebird reference book for years to come. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is a combination of archival photography from the launch of these cars and beautiful color photos of original and restored examples today. Whether you are into the first generation of F-Body Pontiacs, the first Trans Ams in 1969, the early second-generation Super Duty cars, or even the wildly popular Trans Ams from the Smokey and the Bandit era, this book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars. It is an excellent addition to any pony car, muscle car, or any enthusiast’s library.
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The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide: 1970 1/2 - 1981

Detailed Facts, Figures & Features of Pontiac's Legendary Firebirds & Trans Ams

Author: Rocky Rotella

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253214

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 4977

After the extremely successful debut of the first-generation Firebirds and Camaros, General Motors had a tall task ahead. It had to create an equally popular yet radically different version of the groundbreaking pony car it was replacing. Enthusiasts picked up on the "radically different" part as soon as they saw these cars. Over time, we have come to appreciate how successful these second-generation cars were. They include the early models that had an emphasis on performance along with the continued development of the Trans Am, the 455 Super Duty cars of 1973 and 1974, and the lightning-in-a-bottle popularity of the Smokey and the Bandit editions. During their production run, these Firebirds and Trans Ams were truly the only real performance cars out of Detroit, and for many of the model years, they eclipsed even the mighty Corvette. Pontiac expert and historian Rocky Rotella examines each production year of the second generation of Firebirds. Production figures, option codes, running changes, model-year changes and variances, rarity, collectability, interviews with engineers, and more are thoroughly covered. This is sure to become the ultimate second-generation Firebird reference book. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is a combination of archival photography from the development of these cars as well as beautiful color photos of original and restored examples today. This book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars, whether you are into the second generation of F-Body regular models, Formula 400 performance models, the Super Duty Trans Ams, or the cars of Smokey and the Bandit fame. It is an excellent addition to any pony car, muscle car, or any enthusiast's library.
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Pontiac Trans Am

50 Years

Author: Tom Glatch

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760364400

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 5935

Pontiac Trans Am shows this dominating machine's full history, from early days burning up both race tracks and Hollywood to its final days as the most potent muscle car made. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford’s grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967 with its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Introduced for 1969, the Trans Am version Firebird of the Firebird became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market and kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. When muscle cars became dormant for a generation it was once again the classic pony cars that jump started American performance. The battle that raged between Firebird, Camaro, and Mustang in the 1980s rejuvenated the U.S. auto industry's interest in high-performance muscle cars and the Trans Am remained the most potent car of the lot until the bitter end. Pontiac Trams Am: 50 Years chronicles this ultimate version of the Firebird’s rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car’s continued popularity in both the automotive world and in popular culture today.
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Pontiac Firebird

50 Years

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350426

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 3216

Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac's iconic muscle car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford's grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car's continued popularity today.
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Trans Am & Firebird Restoration: 1970-1/2 - 1981

Author: Melvin Benzaquen

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251726

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 5080

The Firebird and Trans Am were distinctly different than the Chevy Camaro, and many Firebird and Trans Am models became stand-out muscle cars of their era. In fact, when the high-performance wars in Detroit subsided in the early 1970s, the Trans Am remained as the sole surviving muscle car. About 1.2 million Firebirds and Trans Ams were built from 1970 to 1981. Second-generation Pontiac F-Body cars have emerged because some cars are affordable while others are extremely rare and valuable. In particular, the 1970–1974 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Ams, 1970–1973 Firebird Formulas, and 1976 Firebird Limited Editions command high sale prices while the 1970s Trans Am 6.6 "Smokey and Bandit" cars are affordable and appreciating in value. Through the years, the Firebirds and Trans Ams carried unique engines, trim packages, interiors, and other components. And now more than 30 years later, many are in need of restoration. Restoring a car is no small task, and owners of these cars need this hands-on how-to restoration guide. Melvin Benzaquen of Classic Restoration Enterprises has restored dozens of these cars. In this revealing guide, all crucial aspects of restoration are covered, including engine, driveline, body, interior, trim, electrical system, brakes, steering, and suspension. Chapters include VIN decoding, planning, preparation, tools, bodywork, and painting techniques. Step-by-step photos accompanied by in-depth and detailed captions explain how to perform each stage of the restoration procedure. Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am owners are loyal and dedicated to the preservation of these storied high-performance models. And these owners want an accurate and faithful restoration. In a classic car restoration, the magnitude and variety of work can be overwhelming and that’s why a complete restoration guide by an acknowledged expert is so important.
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Pontiac Firebird

The Auto-Biography

Author: Marc Cranswick

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 190370667X

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 6037

The detailed story of Pontiac's F-body coupe & convertible throughout three decades--from the height of the personal car/sporty car era of the late sixties, through the fuel crisis/safety first seventies, eighties renaissance and nineties indifference.
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Collector's Originality Guide Chevrolet Camaro 1970-1981

Author: Jim Schild

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760331347

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 7541

In 1970, after three years of growth in the muscle car sector, Chevrolet introduced its revamped Camaro. And despite dire predictions of the imminent collapse of the pony car market, the Camaro only became more and more popular, finally outselling the Mustang in 1977 and ’78. Redesigned and reworked again and again to meet changing emission regulations, safety standards, and manufacturing conditions, these second-generation Camaros present special challenges to today’s collectors and restorers. This book provides expert, detailed, and complete information on every Camaro model produced between 1970 and 1981. The guide identifies the correct parts, finishes, options, and trim pieces for each of these second-generation models and covers the full range of engine options. Illustrated throughout with photographs of beautifully maintained originals and precisely accurate restorations, it is a book that no owner, restorer, or admirer of these classic muscle cars can do without.
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Pontiac Firebird - The Auto-Biography

New 3rd Edition

Author: Marc Cranswick

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787110038

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 6041

Over a 40 year period the Pontiac Firebird has earned a unique place amongst speedy domestic cars. What started out as another contender in the "me too" Mustang pony car race ended up becoming so much more. Only Pontiac could have come up with a coupe like the Firebird, and it was the Firebird that kept the performance fires burning once the mighty GTO was gone. The Firebird has garnered a reputation for being larger than life and many have come to view it as a large car, but that was not always the case. Pontiac's Firebird was originally a small US car, classified as a sport compact. In the days when people used the terms personal car and specialty car the Firebird wasn't even all that big. However, after the first major gas crunch viewpoints altered. One thing that didn't change was Pontiac's commitment to keeping their Bird flying high. The Firebird altered significantly through its lifetime, reflecting general changes and trends in the auto world at large. The Firebird's tale reflects the development of the mainstream domestic car in the modern era. V8s, turbo V8s, turbo V6s, HO V6s, overhead cam I6s and even a Super Duty four banger. If there's a performance avenue to be explored then the Firebird has been there, and Pontiac never quite gave up on the hope of using a transaxle. Popular with car fans and in the sales charts, the Firebird has had a high profile both in television and at the movies. The Pontiac Firebird has also received its fair share of attention from hot-rod shops, tuners and car customizers. As per Pontiac tradition the Firebird delivered what folks expected in the real world. Even during the lean years the Firebird kept the 400 cube 4 speed dream alive when others had moved on to paint and tape specials. Fast cars didn't die out in 1973, they just started wearing the "Screamin Chicken" on their hoods. As a collector car the Firebird has all the credentials. A strong fan base, wide variety of power train and trim options, various low volume and commemorative models, and a healthy helping of nostalgia thrown in for good measure. A number of Firebird models are already valuable classics, but certain younger versions can be counted on as some of the fastest appreciating collector cars of today and tomorrow. The Firebird legend just gets bigger. From the go faster 1960s, gas mileage and pollution controlled 1970s, performance renaissance of the 1980s, through to the indifference of the 1990s. The Firebird was always there, this is its story. Cutting edge research and over 320 photos bring this in-depth, incredibly detailed story to life. This edition feature an extra 40 images and new text.
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The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972

Facts, Figures and Features of Chevrolet's Legendary Muscle Car

Author: Dale McIntosh

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253656

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4493

Chevelles have always carried a certain aura about them. As Chevrolet's entry into the mid-sized muscle car market, they provided high sales numbers across many platforms as Chevrolet won the manufacturers crown six of nine years from 1964 to 1972. At the tip of the Chevrolet sales spear resided the Chevelle SS. Beginning in 1969, the Chevelle SS was no longer its own model and was relegated to being an option package. Hence, it can become difficult to determine if a 1969–1972 model was ordered from the factory with Super Sport equipment. Author and noted Chevelle expert Dale McIntosh discusses each model in a year-by-year format, providing correct information on what was and wasn't part of the Malibu SS, SS396, and SS-optioned Chevelle. Crucial to this is a firm understanding of plant-by-plant variances along with mid-year changes that he has identified to make your Chevelle SS factory correct. Rarely does a book offer this much hard data in an easy and concise read. You will be confident that your Chevelle SS is as original as possible.
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The Jesus Fast

The Call to Awaken the Nations

Author: Lou Engle,Dean Briggs

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441230173

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9769

A Passionate, Prophetic Summons to Prayer and Fasting We are poised at a key moment in history. Amidst pain and chaos, we can turn the tide of evil in our lands. With excitement and profound insight, seasoned prophetic leader Lou Engle shows how: through bold faith and aggressive, passionate prayer and fasting. Here he equips you with the dynamic, practical tools you need to answer the call of countercultural consecration. Using Jesus as the role model, he reveals that 40 days of prayer and fasting always precede breakthrough, revelations of God's glory, breakage of demonic hindrances, and more. As we join together in fasting and intercession, we'll see victory in the critical issues of our day--and we'll awaken the nations for Christ. Global revival and transformation is imminent. Will you answer the call?
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1964 Pontiac GTO

Author: David Bonaskiewich

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253206

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 3556

By the mid-1960s, the American automotive market was yearning for faster, more responsive, and sportier cars, and a crew of high-performance enthusiasts at Pontiac recognized this. Large V-8s were commonly installed in full-size cars, but performance was hampered by pure chassis weight. Under the guidance of Bunkie Knudsen, John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and others, Pontiac installed the high-performance 389 V-8 into the nimble and lightweight intermediate-size LeMans chassis. It was a watershed moment for Pontiac; the 1964 GTO delivered astounding performance and created the muscle car blueprint that the Detroit manufacturers followed in the 1960s and 1970s. This volume in the Muscle Cars In Detail Series delivers a comprehensive review of this trend-setting and historic car. The GTO housed a 389 V-8 engine with a single Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetor, and along with dual exhaust and 4-speed manual transmission, it supplied extraordinary performance. To improve traction and handling, the GTO was fitted with stiffer springs, limited-slip differential, larger-diameter front sway bar, and wider wheels. And to give it panache, the GTO was adorned with distinctive badges and a hood scoop. The 1964 GTO is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview of other books about this car. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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Pontiac's Greatest Decade 1959-1969

The Wide Track Era

Author: Paul Zazarine

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881637

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 8898

Pontiac's Greatest Decade, 1959-1969: The Wide Track Era covers a specific timeline in Pontiac's history. A decade when it jumped from middle of the sales pack to hold the coveted number three position behind Chevrolet and Ford. Pontiac never gave it up from 1961 until 1969. The incredible leadership of Bunkie Knudsen, Bob Estes, and John DeLorean helped propel Pontiac into this esteemed position. Starting with the Wide Track 1959 Catalina, in rapid succession came the 1961 Tempest, the 1962 Grand Prix, the 1964 GTO (which launched the musclecar era), the 1967 Firebird, and the 1969 Grand Prix. Pontiac's Greatest Decade, The Wide Track Era, captures the energy and the dynamic force of personality that ignited the spirit of Pontiac Motor Division and all of its employees, from designers and engineers to assembly line workers and dealers. No other book on Pontiac's history has captured the essence of the Wide Track era. Along with never-before-seen photographs, there are evaluations of the products and significant milestones in the company's history from 1959 to 1969. Production and pricing information are also included.
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The Art of the Muscle Car

Collector's Edition

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344213

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 6054

“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine. In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.
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Camaro Exposed 1967-1969

Designs, Decisions and the Inside View

Author: Paul Zazarine

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837608761

Category: Transportation

Page: 175

View: 7695

This is the story of the formative and most collectible years of that classic pony car, the Chevrolet Camaro. Zazarine documents the rise of the Camaro from the first glimmer in Chevrolet's eye to the mighty COPO 427 Camaro. This fresh look at the Camaro includes first-hand reminisces of GM engineers and previously unpublished photos documenting the car's development. For the first time, see the proposed Camaro station wagon, Camaro Fastback, and other designs that GM seriously considered as it waged a sales war with Ford's highly successful Mustang.
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The All-American Muscle Car

The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars

Author: Joe Oldham,Jim Wangers,Colin Comer,David Newhardt,Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760358184

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7050

When John Z. DeLorean and his cadre of enthusiastic rule benders took it upon themselves to bolt Pontiac's hottest engine into a mid-sized Tempest, disobeying orders from the top of General Motors food chain, they created something that should not have been, and will never be again: the muscle car. The resulting GTO spearheaded a new breed of performance car aimed at a new breed of buyer: the baby boom generation, tens of millions of young customers entering the market each year. The All-American Muscle Car: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars tells the story of these brutal performance machines through the words of muscle-car icons like Jim Wangers, the man who marketed DeLorean's thuggish invention, Joe Oldham, a legendary automotive journalist who tested these cars when they first came off the production line, often via illegal street racing, and classic-car broker Colin Comer, who has been instrumental in restoring some of the most iconic (and valuable) muscle cars. Top muscle car experts like Randy Leffingwell and David Newhardt tell other facets of the muscle-car story, like the pony-car wars between the Mustang, Camaro, 'Cuda, and Challenger; the ultra-high performance dealer specials; and the rebirth of the modern muscle car. All told, this book provides the ultimate hands-on history of these most American of cars.
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Pontiac GTO 50 Years

The Original Muscle Car

Author: Darwin Holmstrom,David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347115

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 4699

The car that launched the muscle car era and gave the Baby Boomers highspeed wings; this is the most uptodate GTO history in the current book market.
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1973-1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty

Author: Barry Kluczyk

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253095

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 5693

Pontiac ushered in the muscle car era when it introduced the mid-size 1964 GTO with a 389. So it was fitting that Pontiac made the last legitimate muscle cars of era: the 1973 and 1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455. As a second-gen F-Body car, the Trans Am featured refined styling, handling, and ride, but still retained brutish power. However, because of rising gas prices and insurance costs, these cars were not produced in great numbers, so they are extremely rare and valuable today. In Volume No. 6 of CarTech's In Detail series, author Barry Kluczyk goes behind the scenes to reveal how a cadre of dedicated personnel at Pontiac refused to relinquish high-performance, forged ahead, and built the last great muscle car, the 1973 and 1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455. He retraces the design, development, and manufacture of each major component of the group. He also covers engine development and special equipment of the Super Duty 455 engine. In addition, covered are the high-performance chassis and suspension parts, so the TA could effectively apply and control all of the power. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Author: Bobby Kimbrough

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252749

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 4488

In 1969, the Camaro with the SS package took Chevy Camaro performance and styling to another level. First, the Camaro carried updated sheet metal for an aggressive and eye-catching appearance, and the ultra-high-performance 427 big-block engines were available for the first time. As history proved, 1969 was the pinnacle of performance and styling for the first-generation Chevy Camaro. Author and muscle car expert Robert Kimbrough provides a comprehensive examination of the all-time classic 1969 Camaro SS in Volume No. 4 of CarTech's In Detail series. He delves into the design, manufacturing, and equipment of Chevrolet's premier pony car. For the first time in its history, the 1969 Camaro SS had a full slate of high-performance small-blocks as well as big-blocks to conquer the competition on the street and track. The engines included the 350, 375-hp 396, and 425-hp COPO 427 Camaros. The Camaro SS made such an impression, that it became the Indy 500 Pace Car once again in 1969. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
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Pontiac

The Performance Years

Author: Martyn L Schorr

Publisher: 671 Press

ISBN: 9780983060628

Category: Transportation

Page: 220

View: 8052

Pontiac: The Performance Years represents a compilation of the best of three volumes covering the peak years of musclecar performance. The books were first published as part of the Quicksilver Supercar Series in the early 1980s. Out of print for decades, original editions of the books are coveted by collectors and rarely come up for sale. Not content to let collectors have all the fun, we ve brought them back to provide a unique window into musclecar history.Pontiac is the brand that brought us the GTO in 1964 and created a whole new market segment: Supercars. First an option in 1964-1965 and then a full model line in 1966, the GTO was the first of the Supercar genre and was supported by incredibly creative marketing programs, in-your-face advertising, and almost endless option lists. Today we call vintage GTOs and competitive mid-size models with high-profile trim and large displacement, high-horsepower engines musclecars. Back then, though, it was the Supercar Sixties, and Pontiac started it all!Pontiac: The Performance Years is packed with a treasure trove of period photography and information from Pontiac engineering, specialty marketers like Royal Pontiac (Bobcat), and factory and private racecar builders.