Cars Simplified: Everything Automotive Explained


Pontiac was a General Motors brand which produced a number of popular cars in the United States of America. In 2008, this GM division was shut down due to economic trouble, but GM has retained the branding rights.

In the 1960s and 70s, Pontiac produced the GTO to compete with the other muscle cars of the era.

Pontiac Racing

Pontiac had a long history in American motorsports, having a notable presence in NASCAR with the Grand Prix model, and fielding the only car in the IROC series with the Firebird. Many classic pontiacs are used in drag racing, and some of the cars that served as the basis for some of the final Pontiac models were used in touring car racing.