GM Ends Contract With Pontiac Today, Goodbye, GTO & Trans Am

November 1st, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Pontiac Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Last night marked the end of a 84 year relationship between GM Motors, and Pontiac dealers, killing forever such American Classics as the car made famous in “Smoky and The Bandit” the Trans Am, and the ever-coveted Pontiac GTO. After the government bailout eleven months ago for parent company General Motors, the Pontiac is no more.

The deal which GM made with the United States government under the “Obama Administration”, gave a bailout for the now bankrupt car manufacturing company under certain conditions. Among those conditions was the shedding of four of GM’s brands, and the company chose to “kill off” Saab, Saturn, Hummer, and, of course, Pontiac.

Pontiac was among America’s hottest selling car brands, riding a close third behind Chevy and Ford. Burt Reynolds drove a Trans Am in ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ and then David Hasselholf brought it back with ‘KITT’ in ‘Knight Rider’. But, alas, the muscle car era has ended in America, replaced by Smart Cars wrapped in “Hello Kitty”.

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