Forty years after the debut of the original,
Pontiac introduced the GTO coupe -- a modern day incarnation of
classic street performance -- last year. Initially introduced in
1964 as a high-performance option on the otherwise pedestrian
Pontiac Tempest, the current coupe stands alone as a separate
model and body style. [read
Even though the GTO will probably be outsold
by the now discontinued Aztek three to one in 2004, Pontiac
thinks some upgrades will help with sales in 2005.
Autosport Development is stepping up their
commitment to the SPEED World Challenge GT Series with a two-car
effort for 2005.
"SPEED World Challenge is the best road racing
series on the continent," said team owner, David Moxlow. "We
couldn��t be more pleased with the Series. From top to bottom,
they deliver on their promise. The competition is the best there
is. We��re convinced it will only get better."
The Last Ride Makes Broadcast Television Debut
DETROIT - The first 2005 GTOs are scheduled to arrive at
select Pontiac dealers by the end of December, but interested customers
can get a sneak peak at the new model on the DVD release of The
Last Ride, the USA Network original film starring Dennis Hopper,
Chris Carmack and both classic and modern GTOs.
Your Pontiac up for Summer
Summer has finally come. Bright sunny days, warm weather, and
clear blue skies: This is the perfect season to go for long leisurely
drives to your vacation destination or travel along the countryside
with your family. But, before you head off down that road, you
should make sure that your car is geared up for summer. The dust,
hot weather, traffic jams and bad road conditions can wreak havoc
to your car. Thus, you have to prepare your car to lessen the
likelihood of a mechanical breakdown that could really dampen
your summer trips. In addition, the effects of last winter can
still lead to potential failure if not fixed on time. Here are
some of the important parts you should check and fix before traveling.
Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape requires constant monitoring
of vital fluids. Read you owners manual and look for a diagram
of the engine. Most times there will be a diagram showing where
to check all the major fluids. This should be your starting point.
If your manual is lost in the glove box or you never had one,
then ask your mechanic or a friend who knows cars to show you
all the places to check. There are 4 major levels to check on
Car's Electrical System
When the automotive industry was in its infancy, it used electricity
only to ignite the fuel inside the engine. By the late 1920's,
the electric starter replaced the hand crank, electric headlights
made acetylene lamps obsolete and the braying of the electric
horn drowned out the squeak of the hand-squeezed air horn. Today,
an automobile requires an elaborate electrical system of circuits
just to produce, store, and distribute all the electricity it
requires simply for everyday operation.
The winter months can be tough on your body... your car body that
is. Salt and chemicals used in the colder climates can wreak havoc
on your cars precious sheet metal. By doing a few simple things
this winter, you can keep your car's body looking it's best.