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End Of The Road For Pontiac Cars As GM Brand Shuttered Forever!

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November 1, 2010: Associated Press Editor’s / AP via NY Daily News.com – November 1, 2010

DETROIT – Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards and roared across movie screens, went out of business Sunday [October 31, 2010].

The 84-year-old brand, moribund since General Motors decided to kill it last year, had been in decline for years. The very last Pontiac was built in May [2010].

At Pontiac’s pinnacle, models like the GTO, Trans Am and Catalina 2+2 were packed with horsepower. Burt Reynolds and Sally Field fled the law in a Firebird Trans Am in the 1970s hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit.”

GM dealers will service the cars and honor their warranties. But any remaining new Pontiacs will be considered used cars by GM.

1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible Commercial

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The GTO was always my favorite Pontiac muscle car, as another element of the American dream has been destroyed by the international globalists.

Ayn Rand’s “fictional” account of the future, Atlas Shrugged, is fast becoming a reality in America… – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/11/01/2010-11-01_its_finally_end_of_the_road_for_pontiac_cars.html

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  1. I do not understand your comment, “another element of the American dream has been destroyed by the international globalists. Ayn Rand’s…account of the future…is fast becoming a reality in America”.

    While, yes the financial “mess” caused many companies to bust and shut down, but are you suggesting that the auto bailouts were a good idea?

    (And by that I mean, artificially propping up car companies despite their poor sales over time? Shouldn’t car companies go bust so that newer companies can come up later? If there were not as many barriers as there is today against importing foreign cars, [another example of artificially propping up car companies], pontiac et al would have busted long ago…)

    penultima

    November 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm

  2. Penultima,

    No, I don’t think bailouts to the auto industry were any better than they were for the banks, or any other industry for that matter. That is the definition of fascism. But that’s not the point of my comment here.

    Much of the blame for the classic American muscle cars’ demise lies squarely on the faux environmental movement and the fraud of peak oil, as the US consumer was coerced to move toward buying more fuel efficient models due to artificially bloated oil prices in order to supposedly “save the environment.”

    Meanwhile, the US military, major industry and this criminal government are not only by far the biggest consumers of “fossil” fuel, they are hands down the worst offenders of environmental terrorism, pollution and destruction of humanity than all the people on this planet driving GTOs or Trans Ams combined would have ever been, had they been left to do so in a free society.

    If a company sucks, be it a bank, car manufacturer or a friggin’ coffee shop, then by all means let it fail. But this is economic rape by the globalists.

    The days of freedom of choice in this age of PC bullshit are over through the relentless propaganda brainwashing people to tow the globalist line.

    I for one, am saddened by the loss of an 84 year old company that was purposely put at an economic disadvantage because of the aforementioned.

    This is another example of corporate consolidation much as the Foreclosure-Gate scandal is, again all orchestrated by the international banks!

    I’m not trying to be adversarial here, Penultima, but have you ever actually read Atlas Shrugged? – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged

    Because we are now currently witnessing its globalist reality as I write this, right now, right here in America, as was so eloquently depicted in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, who was the mistress of Phillipe de Rothschild… Yes, those Rothschilds!

    Regards,

    – SJH

    Steven John Hibbs

    November 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm


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