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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: “Fiero: A Car Is Born”…See How The Pontiac P-Car Became The Affordable Mid-Engine Machine!

You can knock the Pontiac Fiero for many things: the suspension that was ganked from the Citation and Chevette  that didn’t live up to it’s promises, that small issue of engine fires, or...

Monday Shopper: This 1983 Buick Regal Estate Has Flavors Of Both Grand National And Gran Sport In One Unique Blend!

There is something about phantom builds that is too cool. When done right, you stand there looking at the car that the company should have built themselves…like this 1983 Buick Regal, you...

BangShift Test-Drive: 2018 Buick Regal TourX AWD: Trying Out A Wagon In A Sea Of SUVs

I don’t care how Buick wants to market the Regal TourX…it’s a station wagon. A turbocharged, all-wheel-drive station wagon, but a wagon nonetheless. And that’s ok…the...

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender: Shangri-La 1936 Cadillac

Rick Dore is pretty well known for sexy, swoopy. sensual cars and this year his blue 1936 Cadillac called Shangri-La is all of that and more. The color on this car has been talked about non-stop at...

Rough Start: Can You Scare Yourself With A Budget Find? This 1973 Omega Might Do The Trick!

Some concessions have to be made when you are playing with a small budget. You aren’t getting a top-tier model name. You aren’t getting a supercharged big-block, you aren’t getting...

More Barrett-Jackson Auction Hunting Turned Up This 1971 Buick GSX Clone That Should Sell Under The Radar!

For the most part, Buick was content to stay away from the show and stripe packages with their muscle offerings in the 1960s. They preferred instead to pick colors from the mature palette, add chrome...

Rough Start: Bending The Budget On A Clean Cadillac Hearse…Just Imagine The Attention You’ll Get!

By the 1990s, station wagons were all but done. Outside of a couple of small holdouts like the Ford Escort and the final B-body wagons from GM, the sport-utility craze had all but killed off long...

Best of BS 2017: The Old Fighter: This 1965 Pontiac GTO Might Be Scarred Up, But It’s Down For Another Fight

Every last car ever made has a story. Some are uneventful lives that spanned from birth on the assembly line until the day the uncaring fifth or sixth owner drove them to the local U-Pull-It yard to...

Well, It Is Turbocharged: This 1985 Buick Regal Looks Like A Grand National, And Runs Like A…Well…Pinto.

(One of the stranger online finds to cross our path this year, this Grand National stirred up a bit of a hornet’s nest when we first published it. If you’ve got this car and it’s...

Best Of BS 2017: Watch As The Three Pedals 1989 Pontiac Wagon Completely Owns The Screamin’ Fried Tires Burnout Contest At The 2017 Holley LS Fest!

First and foremost: the “Screamin’ Fried Tires” burnout contest that Hoonigan and Hooker Blackheart sponsored for the 2017 Holley LS Fest has to be one of the best ideas to hit the...

The Relaxing Camper Of Your Dreams Or Just Another Resto Nightmare?

The Buick Super 8 was produced from 1940 through ’58, but its unlikely that any of them rolled off the Detroit assembly line with a chassis mounted camper shell.   This Minnesota...

Worth It Or Not? This 1980 Buick Riviera Type S Looks The Part, But Does The Front-Wheel-Drive Powertrain Kill The Vibe?

Does front-wheel-drive automatically equal run away as fast as you can? No, it doesn’t…the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado from the late 1960s are cool regardless of what wheels...

Properly Restomodded: This 1978 Pontiac Phoenix Is Packing Late-Model GTO Power, IRS And Air Conditioning!

We love a good build around here…no matter the model, if it’s put together well, we are paying attention and can appreciate the work that has gone into the build. Case in point: this 1978...

The Flaming Send-Off: This Firebird Roasts The Tires At Shakespeare County!

The name “Firebird” might have been swiped from a line of GM concept vehicles at the last minute for Pontiac’s F-body pony car, but the imagery of a mythic bird in full immolation,...