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1963 Super Duty- The Adventures of KRASS & Bernie

Never ones to shy away from automotive adventures- many often turning into mishaps-, KRASS & Bernie are still at it. Many of us have followed their exploits throughout our car hobby lives. Here we find them drooling over a 1963 Pontiac Super Duty 421 4-speed. And as they often were... here they were in the right place at the right time. Enjoy the story of racing's yesteryear and see how KRASS & Bernie take the torch as it is passed to them.

Enjoy their latest adventure- a pure Pontiac one- in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
July 06, 2017 01:01PM

1970 Pontiac Owner's Manuals- Assume Crash Positions

It's amazing what you find sometimes when not even looking. Such is the case here when we stumbled across the strangest thing in the 1970 Pontiac Owner's Manuals- details on how to prepare for a crash- Pre-Collision Positioning. But what is most unusual is that we cannot find any mention of this procedure in pre-1970 OR post-1970 Owner's Manuals. Why was it there, and only in 1970?

Here we take a look at PMD Owner's Manuals and what you might learn from them. Check yours out. You might be surprised at some oddball thing you find.

Read all about it in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
February 15, 2017 05:33PM

1979 Trans Am- Restoration Resurrection

This is one of those good-news/bad-news situations. The bad news is that the restoration process of this great Trans Am had a false start, but the super good news is that it is now on track and going smoothly. Making up for lost time and frustration. And, by the end of the year, this proud original owner should be once again behind the wheel of an even better than new '79 T/A.

Check out the progress in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
February 25, 2016 09:13AM

1980- Blueprint for Success

The sporty, performance and muscle car eras- which had pretty much put Pontiac on the map as anything but an old man's car- were gone for at least ten years now. Pontiac was readjusting to a life without triple carbs on everything. There were other avenues to take, but so was everyone else. What was the "breakout" formula going to be? Nobody knew, and as history would prove, Pontiac sure took the wrong route.

But in 1980 the advertising and marketing departments were still cranking out press as if totally unaware that the engineering department was in a panic. This 1980 brochure sure indicated that they thought Pontiac had the "Blueprint for Success."

Check it out in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
March 03, 2017 03:58PM

2009 vs. 1959 Crash Test

Our "Down the Road" correspondent, John Harvey of Oakley, Illinois is always on top of automotive items that don't, as they say, "pass the smell test." In this case a crash test video that is floating around showing a 2009 Malibu going up against a 1959 Chevrolet.

Without going into the particulars... you have to read the article to see them (as well as view the video)... there is something overly ripe in a Scandinavan country here. (Don't get it... "Rotten in Denmark!") Check it out and see what you think. Then let us know.

Head "Down the Road" with John in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 10:53AM

2017 Retro Trans Am

We're gonna keep this short and sweet... You miss the Trans Am? You want a Trans Am back again? A Pontiac version, not a Camero-bird? Well then this article is for you. Maybe if enough dream about this, it may happen one day. Stranger things have happened. These 2017 Trans Am designs are based on the Second generation Firebird, and we're sure you would put in your order, if only you could.

Check out the 2017 Trans Am in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 11, 2017 04:19PM

A Lifetime of Pontiacs

So you think you're a Pontiac fan, huh? Well, we all are, but some are certainly more so than others. Such is the story of Thomas George in New York who has a "Lifetime of Pontiacs" to be proud of.

Enjoy the story of Thomas and his Pontiacs in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 12:59PM

Another Retro Trans Am

If imitation is the best form of flattery, just when does it get to be too much?

That's what we are wondering in the Retro Trans Am race. Is there so much extra money floating around out there for a new T/A (even if only a made-over Chevy), that everyone and their brother are jumping into the fray? Or is it going to be a case of last-man-standing to get whatever there might be?

I guess we will see as this all sorts itself out.

Check out your next "new" Trans Am in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Check out a previous Retro T/A article in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 12:43PM

Big Cars are Dangerous

Our "Down the Road" correspondent, John Harvey of Oakley, Illinois visits the overly intellectual topic of "big squashes small." Can you believe that it took a "study" to come up with that? Probably a government funded one at that.

Everyone knows the law of physics where Newton stated: "An apple falling from a tree will make a bump on your head, but a watermellon falling from a tree with flatten your ass." Really. That's in the books... look it up.

If you don't believe that, then John's insightful review of the topic will certainly convince you. Think about what he has to say the next time you think how "smart" it might be to buy a "Smart" car.

Head "Down the Road" with John in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 11:05AM

Buying A New 1971 Grand Ville

Ever wish you could turn back the clock? Yea, like every day, right? Well, automotive speaking we mean. Here's an opportunity to go shopping for a brand new, first of the Pontiac Grand Villes. As the muscle car market was collapsing, Pontiac was concentrating, once again, on its big cars- remember the '50s? The Grans Ville was a new step in the luxury direction, and it was well received too. These cars are showing up more and more at car shows, proving that cruising comfort is a sought after part of the hobbyplace.

Watch for Part II of this series as we drive this new Grand Ville to the west coast. Come along for the ride!

Check out this brand new Grand Ville in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
May 23, 2017 08:46AM

Custom Ordering a New 1980 Bonneville

Do you wonder still how you might have ordered a brand spanking new Bonneville back in 1980? Would this have been a possibility, a pipe dream, or did some of you actually experience doing so... if so, lucky you. In such an age of opulence, what an exciting task that would have been. By this time, Pontiac was pretty much just about luxury, so being tasked to weigh beauty and prestige against bang for the buck would have been a fun predicament to be in. Well, if you missed the opportunity 37 years ago, follow our Pontiac historian and author, Mark Potter, as he walks you through the process. It's a lot of fun playing "what if" some times.

Order your new 1980 Bonneville in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
February 28, 2017 05:04PM

Driverless Computer Operated Cars

It looks like our "Down the Road" correspondent, John Harvey, has figured out how to solve the whole texting while driving dilemma... just have the cars do all the work so nobody is distracted with the silliness of paying attention while driving. Really? As unpredictable as human activity is, do we really want to give up control to a computer and sensor system? "Not I" said the duck!

See what John thinks in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 25, 2016 12:55PM

Growing Up with Pontiacs

Some families are just plain lucky. They have a rich history down through the years of a dedication of sorts to a particular car. This is the story that Paul Prinzing shares with us about his family and Pontiacs.

Not only does Paul have a long family connection to Pontiacs as a family favorite, but he has carried it further into a hobby enjoyment of the same car his family focused on for so long.

Enjoy this entertaining story and see some neat old time Pontiac photos too in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 01:05PM

I'm Trapped- Grounded

This month our "Down the Road" correspondent, John Harvey, discusses something none of us want to address... aging. Now, the fact of just getting chronologically higher in birthday numbers is one thing, but it is quite another to consider some of the "side effects" of the process. Those who know John know he will forge on and get past this present dilemma, but it is certainly a take heed sort of moment. While we don't want to get everybody overly worried, please be aware of some of the limitations that will come with this malady (aging). And if you wish to keep enjoying your old car hobby, think about some of the changes you might wish to plan ahead for.

See what happens when you are "grounded" in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

For some more interesting reading, check this earlier version of being grounded at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
February 19, 2016 02:05PM

Krass & Bernie Go Pontiac

Many of us have grown up (do we really?!) in the car hobby enjoying magazines with special features and characters that became standards to watch for. Such was the case of the wild auto artists who graced the pages of books and magazines all through the growth of the hot rod through muscle car eras. One such artist, George Trosley, who we feature here is the creator of those two gearheads: Krass and Bernie.

In the cartoon featured here, these two tackle fixing and eventually racing (as they always seemed to end up doing) a rare 1963 Super Duty Tempest.

Enjoy this insight into a great cartoonist, and this particular Pontiac adventure in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 11:01AM

Lingenfelter T/A Concept

We all know the reputation that Lingenfelter has in the racing and performance world , and here they have worked their magic on a "new" Trans Am based on the 2010 Camaro.

The looks and performance stats of this vehicle are fantastic, but if it has a market and will be produced is not known right now. We'll keep an eye on this and see if it moves beyond this good looking "concept" car.

Read all about this retro Trans Am in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 12:58PM

Model Car Building- Gateway Drug to the Old Car Hobby

We often hear people state that their car collecting is more of a "sickness" than a "hobby." And, that's not too hard to believe either. Especially when you think of drug addiction as an illness. So, here we address the topic of model car building as a youngster, and wonder if it isn't actually a "Gateway Drug" into the old car hobbyplace. We're kinda leaning toward a big fat "yes" on that matter.

See what you think, by reading in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
August 09, 2016 04:40PM

Pontiac Beauty- in Photos

The beauty of most everything Pontiac is obvious to all Pontiac lovers. But the features that have made Pontiac unique in the auto world for most of its existence has not escaped the artists' eyes, and lenses, either.

Here we feature the photographic artistry of Jill Reger. Her photographic experience is varied, but she admits a great love of the automotive form. It looks like Pontiac offers her much to express herself through.

See some beautiful Pontiac photo art in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 12:39PM

Pontiac From a British Point of View- Collectibles

Once again our Pontiac collectors and historians, Graham and Simon Webber from England, have shared with us some very unique Pontiac collectibes. They show us "coffee cards" from the early- to mid-'50s featuring Pontiacs as well as some very interesting ads.

Enjoy these unusual pieces in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here and watch for more.

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 12:23PM

Pontiac in the Movies- Part I

If you enjoy seeing your Pontiacs on the wide, silver screen, this Part I article will help you learn a lot about the different movies that featured Pontiacs. Thanks to Jeff Redhage of Sullivan, Missouri for sharing his Pontiac movie list. We hope you enjoy reading about these movies, some big name, some not so big.

To see Part I of these movie star Pontiacs, check our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 01:08PM

Pontiacs at Christmas Time- Happy Holidays!

During this time of year it is enjoyable to look back on all the things it means to us. Sorry if it's still all about cars to us Pontiac lovers, but that's just how it works. Here we look back at many different Pontiac circumstances as they relate to this winter, holiday time. Some you will fine humorous, some, especially those living in the middle of the winter's hardest hit areas, will find... well, perhaps sad and even back-breaking.

Enjoy our take on this winter, holiday season in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
December 13, 2016 09:39AM

Route 66 Mojave Pontiacs

If you think that the last good Pontiac to restore has already been located, guess again. They are still out there, but you gotta look. And you gotta take chances too.

Here we find two neat old Pontiacs that Frank of Frank's Pontiac Parts has located and saved from way out in the Mojave Desert of California. Because of people like Frank, we have many Pontiacs and Pontiac parts that we otherwise would never have.

Be sure to check Frank's Pontiac Parts for your Pontiac needs. Just click on the display ad to the left. There web site is loaded with parts, but with their ever growing stock, a call is a good idea too.

Check this latest "Pontiac Gold" in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 10:44AM

The Pontiac Gene

Have you ever wondered if your Pontiac fascination was something you could control, or perhaps even get rid of (although who would want to)?

Well, just like all the new so called ailments being added to the growing list of uncontrolled illnesses, perhaps by unlocking the secrets of the gene structure, you may finally have an excuse for dragging home another Pontiac project.

The next scientific project will be unlocking the money to pay for your Pontiac (uncontrollable) "illness."

Read this wonderful ailment in our On-Line Magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
April 20, 2013 01:25PM

To Err is Human- but to Really Screw Up Your Day...

This month our "Down the Road" correspondent, John Harvey plows new ground in the computer arena. Who would have thought our old car hobby and computers would have ever become so intertwined? Tell that to the guy who just snagged a super deal off of Craig's List or eBay. Well, John has some thoughts on the entire matter.

Read about what John thinks about this brave new world in our On-Line magazine at: Click Here

Added by: Larry
July 11, 2016 04:06PM

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