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100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker

  Lordstown Motors announced on Monday that they had exceeded 100,000 pre-orders for their Endurance light-duty, all-electric pickup, slated to begin production in September. While we covered the Endurance previously, we didn’t pay homage to where it’s being assembled. Lordstown has a long history as the place where Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles came together. The […] The post 100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Ev, Pontiac, Lordstown, Endurance, Pickup, News Blog, Commercial vehicle, All-electric


Breaking: 2021 North American International Auto Show Canceled

The 2021 Detroit Auto Show has been canceled. Originally set for summer, then pushed back to September due to COVID concerns, the show has now been binned completely. It’s unclear if that’s just for this year or permanently. In its place will be a six-day event called “Motor Bella” that will take place in the […] The post Breaking: 2021 North American International Auto Show Canceled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Auto Shows, Autos, Breaking News, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Bella, Pontiac, News Blog, M1 Concourse, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19


Junkyard Find: 2010 Pontiac G6

When The General decided to eliminate the Oldsmobile brand— I’m still convinced that the main reason for the execution was the syllable Old in the marque’s name— the process took nearly a half-decade, with nostalgia-drenched “Final 500” editions of the last Oldsmobile models released with great solemnity. Even the ho-hum Silhouette minivan got a Final […] The post Junkyard Find: 2010 Pontiac G6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, 2010, Denver, Pontiac, ECOTEC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2010s, G6, GM Death Watch, Fleet Cars, 2010 Pontiac G6, Fleet Car, Pontiac G6


Parties on wheels roll on as street racers, illegal stunt drivers flout pandemic lockdowns

Drivers taking over intersections or racing high-revving, tricked-out cars aren’t fazed by pandemic shutdown orders. If anything, wide-open roads are an enticement. Sideshows, as they’re called, are an ongoing hazard throughout Southern California. Some police officers have even noticed an uptick in street takeovers since the coronavirus pandemic began. “Part of it is just what’s going on with the times, with COVID and lockdown,” said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Mark Guardado, supervisor of the San ...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Manchester, California Highway Patrol, Google Earth, Bmw, Disneyland, CHP, Orange County, Riverside County, Lapd, Perdue


Drivers at deadly street races, takeovers unfazed by COVID-19 restrictions

Drivers taking over intersections or racing high-revving, tricked-out cars aren’t fazed by pandemic shutdown orders. If anything, wide-open roads are an enticement. Sideshows, as they’re called, are an ongoing hazard throughout Southern California. Some police officers have even noticed an uptick in street takeovers since the coronavirus pandemic began. “Part of it is just what’s going on with the times, with COVID and lockdown,” said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Mark Guardado, supervisor of the San ...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Manchester, California Highway Patrol, Google Earth, Bmw, Disneyland, CHP, Orange County, Riverside County, Lapd, Perdue


The little brother of war: The history of lacrosse

Lacrosse, North America's oldest sport, goes far beyond the contemporary idea of a team sport. For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training, and a way to honor the gods.Long, long ago, only the quadrupeds played lacrosse, against the birds. The leaders of the first team were the bear, the deer and the turtle; of the second, the owl, the hawk and the eagle. One time, not long after a match, the mouse and the squirrel visited the birds and asked whether they could join their team."Why don'...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, US, America, Hillary Clinton, Innovation, Manchester, Great Lakes, North America, Montreal, Ball, Ontario, State, Pontiac, Dakota


Nikola shares drop as GM pulls plug on investment deal

GM is backing away from an agreement to take a stake in electric automaker Nikola Corp, marking the collapse of a deal that has been problematic since it was announced just two months ago. Shares of Nikola plummeted more than 20% in pre-market trading Monday morning. GM has instead signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to supply Nikola with its Hydrotec fuel cell system. This supplier agreement replaces its previous transaction announcement made on Sept. 8, 2020 to take a 11% stake in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, General Motors, Automotive, Gm, Michigan, Pontiac, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Nikola, Doug Parks GM, Nikola Corp, Hindenburg Research, Stephen Girsky, Shares of Nikola, Hydrotec, Trveor Milton


One Be Lo – “B.A.B.Y. (Being A Black Youth)” (Album)

Pontiac veteran One Be Lo celebrates his birthday by tapping in Eric G. for the new album B.A.B.Y. (Being A Black Youth).  Baby (Being a black youth) by One Be Lo The post One Be Lo – “B.A.B.Y. (Being A Black Youth)” (Album) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Pontiac, One Be Lo, Eric G


So Far, Trump’s ‘Army’ Of Poll Watchers Looks More Like a Small Platoon

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Donald Trump Jr. looked straight into a camera at the end of September as triumphant music rose in a crescendo. “The radical left are laying the groundwork to steal this election from my father,” he said. “We cannot let that happen. We need every able-bodied man and woman to join the army for Trump...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Law, Congress, Colorado, Kentucky, Wilco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Austin, Gop, House, Arizona, Davis


Junkyard Find: 1990 Geo Prizm with 321,981 miles

The General established the Geo brand for the 1989 model year, as a way to move low-priced iron designed and/or built by Toyota, Suzuki, and Isuzu (for some reason, Daewoo-built cars didn’t get sheltered under the Geo banner, so the LeMans retained Pontiac badges for its entire 1988-1993 sales run here). Of all the Geos, […] The post Junkyard Find: 1990 Geo Prizm with 321,981 miles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Denver, 1990s, 1990, Pontiac, Corolla, Daewoo, Toyota Corolla, NUMMI, Isuzu, Geo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


How the Mustang evolved over 56 years, from sports car to electric car

The Ford Mustang continues to be America's most recognizable sports car, and one of its most long-running. But it's about to undergo its biggest transformation yet with the upcoming all-electric Mustang Mach-E. We break down all the changes and innovations the Ford Mustang has undergone in its 56 years that have made it so iconic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Aj Caldwell: This here is Ford's latest Shelby Mustang. At 760 horsepower,...
Tags: Transportation, Video, Cars, America, Trends, Fox, Ford Mustang, Ford, Epa, Chevy, Bmw, Lima, Mustang, Nicolas Cage, Pontiac, Shelby


RIP Robert Bechtle

Speaking of realism, while researching this post on Arinze Stanley, I noticed that American realist painter Robert Bechtle died yesterday. I can’t exactly remember which of the paintings shown above (‘61 Pontiac at the Whitney, Alameda Gran Torino, 1974 at SFMoMA) I saw in person first, but I do remember being instantly drawn to his work. The level of detail combined with objects of such mundanity sent my mind spinning off into all kinds of interesting realms. Tags: art   Robert Bechtle [A...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Pontiac, Arinze Stanley, Robert Bechtle, Whitney Alameda Gran Torino


Junkyard Find: 1988 Pontiac Fiero Coupe

The Pontiac Fiero started out as an innovative sports-car design, got bean-countered into an overweight parts-bin commuter car with embarrassingly public reliability problems, then got a complete redesign in 1988… which turned out to be the year of its demise. Here’s one of those final Fieros, found in a Colorado car graveyard last year. The […] The post Junkyard Find: 1988 Pontiac Fiero Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 1988, Colorado, Autos, 1980s, Pontiac, Pontiac Fiero, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Mid-engine, Fiero, 1988 Pontiac Fiero, Mid-engined Cars


Rare Rides: A 1986 Pontiac 1000 – Preserved Performance

The Rare Rides series has previously featured many Pontiacs, and today’s hatchback is our ninth to wear the Red Arrow badge. It’s also the smallest Pontiac we’ve ever featured. It’s not a Chevette, but it is the Chevette’s sporty Driving Excitement cousin! By the mid-Seventies, it was time for General Motors to shake up its […] The post Rare Rides: A 1986 Pontiac 1000 – Preserved Performance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Pontiac


New Wisconsin State Record - 209 Miles

Larry Bunner writes: After an excellent spring here in the midwest, things slowed down a bit of late with soarable conditions but high humidity limiting the climbs and altitudes seen back in May. Our first cold front of the summer passed through on Monday bringing cool dry air to the region. Post frontal air masses mean good conditions and for Tuesday, August 4th XC Skies was predicting 10-15mph north surface winds (20mph at the top of the lift) and fair climb rates up to 6000’msl (me...
Tags: Chico, Sse, Illinois, Rantoul, Pontiac, Greg, Bloomington, Danny, Champaign, Hinckley, Sheridan, Illinois River, Fox River, Champaign IL, Larry Bunner, Greg Dinauer


QOTD: The One That Got Away?

Surfing around the Twitter machine the other day, I saw a reference to the late, not-so-great Pontiac Aztek. It occurred to me that despite working in the service trenches at a Pontiac store for a summer, and despite once working alongside someone who owned an Aztek, I’m not sure I’ve ever driven one. Which got […] The post QOTD: The One That Got Away? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Pontiac, News Blog, Question of the Day


Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave

The years 2008 and 2009 were interesting times for GM, with the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 1, 2009 and the Pontiac Division clearly on the ropes (despite the Bondo applied over Pontiac’s rusty image by the Solstice). To The General’s warlords, only one solution to Pontiac’s woes made sense: take the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Colorado, Gm, Autos, Denver, 2009, Pontiac, Daewoo, Chevrolet Aveo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Bondo, Korean Cars, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


Rare Rides: The 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2, Not Actually Named Aerocoupe

Rare Rides previously examined a rare Grand Prix. It was from a Pepsi contest and separated from the coupe you see here by only three years. Today we consider the end of an era for Grand Prix, with the very special 2+2. Pontiac’s full-size V8 Grand Prix coupe debuted for the 1962 model year as […] The post Rare Rides: The 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2, Not Actually Named Aerocoupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Pontiac, Pepsi


Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice

Quick, what was the final new Pontiac model introduced before the marque’s demise in 2010? The G3, a Pontiac-badged Chevy Aveo (itself a rebadged Daewoo Kalos, which makes The Final Pontiac first cousin to the Ravon Nexia R3). We remember a Pontiac model from slightly earlier in the chaos of mid-to-late-2000s GM much better: the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Convertible, 2008, Pontiac, Solstice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevy Aveo, 2000s, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, GM Death Watch, Daewoo Kalos


Pontiac Fiero Collection Swept Away in Michigan Flood

Multiple dam failures brought on by prolonged and intense rain in central Michigan saw a record surge of water sent down the Tittabawassee River last night. Following the breach of the Edenville and Sanford dams, water levels peaked at 35 feet in downstream Midland, MI, breaking the previous record by more than a foot. In the […] The post Pontiac Fiero Collection Swept Away in Michigan Flood appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Autos, Michigan, Floods, Natural Disasters, Pontiac, Pontiac Fiero, News Blog, Collector Cars, Tittabawassee River, Fiero, Edenville, Michigan Flood


Coronavirus cancels or alters summer events on LA, Long Beach waterfront

A flag flies on an old Chevrolet at the annual Cars Stripes Forever event in San Pedro on Friday, June 28, 2019. The event has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) People stop to admire a classic Chevrolet at the annual Cars & Stripes Forever event in San Pedro on Friday, June 28, 2019. About 40 classic cars were on display as well as bands performing on two stages and fireworks capping off the evening. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Chevrolet, Local News, Naples, Bay, San Pedro, Dwight, Mary, Pontiac, Los Angeles County, Coast Guard


Rare Rides: Aggressive Luxury With the 1977 Pontiac Can Am

Rare Rides reviews another Pontiac today. And much like the recently featured Bonneville, it’s large and in charge, from the Seventies, and has two doors. Let’s see how much horsepower the 1977 Can Am gained through stickers and spoilers. The Can Am was one of the final developments of the fourth-generation Le Mans. A brand […] The post Rare Rides: Aggressive Luxury With the 1977 Pontiac Can Am appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Le Mans, 1970s, Pontiac, Grand Prix, News Blog, Pontiac Grand Prix, Coupes, V8, Can-Am, Malaise Era


Coronavirus leads some Southern California police stations to close doors to public

Police departments throughout Southern California are making changes to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, including closing their station doors and encouraging online requests for service. While many say they will keep responding in person to crimes in progress, agencies are encouraging those who can report less urgent matters or service requests to do so by phone or online. “So we’re still providing the service. We’re just adapting new ways to do them … and trying to limit unneces...
Tags: News, California, Police, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Public Safety, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Garcia, Pontiac, Los Angeles County, Torres, Santa Ana, Corona, Fontana


Rare Rides: A Stunning 1978 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe

Pontiac is one of the most featured marques of the Rare Rides series, and to date there have been seven of its models represented here. Today’s Rare Ride was in showrooms the very same time as the odd and short-lived Sunbird Safari Wagon, but was intended to entice a much more traditional customer. Let’s have a […] The post Rare Rides: A Stunning 1978 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Pontiac


GM reveals an EV for (almost) every purse and purpose

Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 2019. More posts by this contributor GM reveals ‘Ultium,’ the heart of its EV strategy Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride General Motors’ EV day didn’t just mark the launch of ...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Column, America, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Rolls-royce, Chevrolet, Nissan, Detroit


Is it still hip to be square?

Hasn't the "refrigerator box on wheels" fad kind of faded out?This looks like a Pontiac TranSport that got saved from the crusher about a third of the way through the process. https://t.co/kw6Ml0MEWD — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) February 21, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Pontiac, Zoom zoom, Tamara K


Pictures Of The Pontiac Club De Mer, The Jet Age-Inspired Concept Car Which Was Built In 1956

The Pontiac Club de Mer was a purpose-built, experimental car that was built by Pontiac for the General Motors Motorama in 1956 to celebrate General Motors’ commitment to futuristic design. The brainchild of GM engineer-designer, Harley Earl (Paul Gillian was also involved being the Pontiac Studio head at the time), the “de Mer” was a two-door sport Roadster that incorporated innovative... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Cars, General Motors, Gm, Retro, Concepts, 1950s, Pontiac, Pontiac Club de Mer, General Motors Motorama, Harley Earl Paul Gillian, Pontiac Studio


Aretha Franklin family drama plays out in Pontiac courtroom in latest estate hearing

Little was resolved during Tuesday's brief proceeding in Oakland County, but divisions among the Queen of Soul's family members reared up once again.          [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Pontiac, Detroit Free Press, Oakland County, Franklin


Mark the New GM Hummer Revival as Model

The Hummer brand, the descendant name of the Gulf War-era Humvee, will apparently “relaunch” in 2022, with a planned Super Bowl commercial, according to The Wall Street Journal. It will be electric, and a new model for GMC. Early reports did not have it as a revival of the Hummer make, only a revival of the name as a car model. The ad will reportedly feature LeBron James. Hummer began as a civilian version of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee, made by AM General. That veh...
Tags: Cars, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Lincoln, Dodge, Chevrolet, Henrik Fisker, Saab, Branding, Fiat Chrysler, Bob Lutz, Opel, Buick, Pontiac


QOTD: Back From the Dead?

Steph brought us news on Friday about Hummer’s imminent return. In an about-face from the gas-guzzling image it cultivated fifteen years ago, earning it scorn and ridicule from the wheat-n-grain types, the name is going to be appended to an electric pickup. Sure, it isn’t going to be a standalone brand, instead as part of […] The post QOTD: Back From the Dead? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Qotd, Steph, Pontiac, Hummer, News Blog, Question of the Day