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PHASE OUT ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY – 2009

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One of the final 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans moves down the
line at General Motors Orion assembly plant in Michigan.


On April 27, 2009, the struggling American auto giant General
Motors (GM) says it plans to discontinue production of its more
than 80-year-old Pontiac brand.

Pontiac’s origins date back to the Oakland Motor Car, which
was founded in 1907 in Pontiac,
Michigan, by Edward Murphy,
a horse-drawn carriage manufacturer.

 

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Welcome to the Oakland-Pontiac Worldwide Website

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VALUABLE CORVETTE IS UP FOR AUCTION

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(FoxNews) – A one of a kind 1967
Chevrolet Corvette L88 is
scheduled to cross the block at the
Mecum Auctions event
in Glendale, Ariz., on March 20.

The coupe is one of 20 1967 Corvettes specified with the
L88 option package, which essentially turned them into 
competition cars.

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THE CHEVROLET FOR 1940 IS FIRST AGAIN!

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THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA FOR NASCAR

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(FoxNews) – The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday will mark the
start of a new era for NASCAR, following its landmark offseason acquisition
of
International Speedway Corp.

NASCAR now owns the Daytona International Speedway, home of the
venerable season-opening race, as well as several other tracks included
in the $2 billion acquisition. While big changes related to the deal aren’t
expected until 2021, the transaction gives NASCAR unprecedented control
over its racing schedule as it reshapes its business to appeal to younger
fans.

“It makes a big difference,” NASCAR Chairman Jim France said of the merger.
“It gives us an opportunity to respond quicker to the changing environment
out here with the economy and all the things that are going on that impact motorsports. It was a major big step that we needed to make probably for
quite a while.”

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NASCAR Chairman Jim France.

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COMEDIAN KILLED IN CAR CRASH ~ 1962

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Ernie’s 1962 Chevrolet Corvair.

On January 13, 1962, Ernie Kovacs, a comedian who hosted his own
television shows during the 1950s and is said to have influenced such
TV hosts as Johnny Carson and David Letterman, died at the age of 42
after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles,
California, while driving in a rainstorm. Kovacs, who often appeared on
camera with his trademark cigar, was found by police with an unlit cigar,
leading to speculation that he had been reaching for the cigar and lost
control of his vehicle. The Corvair was later made infamous by Ralph
Nader’s groundbreaking 1965 book “Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-
In Dangers of the American Automobile,” about unsafe practices in the
auto industry.

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Ernest Edward Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962)

   

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Kovacs as Poet Laureate Percy Dovetonsils.

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