Oct 31, 2010

Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

(NYTimes) Pontiac, the brand that invented the muscle car under its flamboyant engineer John Z. DeLorean, helped Burt Reynolds elude Sheriff Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit” and taught baby boomers to salivate over horsepower, but produced mostly forgettable cars for their children, will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales. Continued

Image: The death of Pontiac by De Cost Smith (Library of Congress).