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RIP Pontiac (1926 – 2010)

On April 27, 2009, the struggling American auto giant General
Motors (GM) said 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. In 1909, Oakland became
part of General Motors, a conglomerate formed the previous
year by another former buggy company executive, William
Durant. The first Pontiac model made its debut as part of the
Oakland line in the 1920s.

The car, which featured a six-cylinder engine, proved so popular
that the Oakland name was eventually dropped and Pontiac
became its own GM division by the early 1930s.

The first Pontiac joined GM's lineup in 1932. It became so popular that it replaced the Oakland name. The carmaker has now ditched the marque.
The first Pontiac joined GM’s lineup in 1932. It became so popular that it replaced the Oakland name.

1926 Pontiac New Series | Vintage Car Collector

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Image: 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans move down the line at General Motors Orion Assembly
One of the final 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans moves down the
line at General Motors Orion assembly plant in Michigan.
The production marked the end of the line for the venerable Pontiac nameplate.

Pontiac Is Officially Dead | Top Speed

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‘Long Distance Call’ with Bill Mumy (above) was broadcast
on March 3, 1961 as episode 22. It was one of six live video
tape episodes made to help cut production costs for season

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The clap board is marking a scene from the episode titled 
‘Twenty Two’ (below).  

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On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the
first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known to millions of
fans all over the world as Frisbees. 

The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William
Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby
universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!”
as they let go. In 1948, Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren
Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the “Flying Saucer”
that could fly further and more accurately than the tin pie plates. After
splitting with Franscioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and
sold it to the new toy company Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt
to cash in on the public craze over space and
Unidentified Flying Objects

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Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison
(January 23, 1920 – February 9, 2010)


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