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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC

Classic YouTube: A 400+ Horsepower Turbocharged Cutlass Ciera GT Having Some Fun

A few years ago, I ran a story on a 1986 Olds Cutlass Ciera GT and uttered a phrase that has haunted me ever since: “Pro Commuter”. The concept has some merit: giving what would be an...

The 1980s, Summed Up In One Tandem Drift – C4 Corvette Versus A Big-Boy Cadillac!

One event that we have yet to check out in person is the Powercruise USA show up at Brainerd International Raceway in Michigan. If “Powercruise” sounds familiar, that’s because you...

Super Freak: Check Out This Mopar-Powered Buick Regal – Hey, It Isn’t LS Powered!

Admittedly, a G-body Buick Regal isn’t the first version you would expect to see on the track. A Grand National, maybe. Only the Pontiac Grand Prix is seen less, it seems, but why that is, we...

Historical Footage: This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Promotional Film Covers All Of The Usual Bases, Plus Has Herb Adams And Transmission Torture!

As most of Detroit was starting to gasp and choke from the emissions regulations taking hold in 1973, Pontiac was still marching to the drumbeat of actual power and performance. While the GTO was...

Historical Footage: MotorWeek’s Comparison Between The 1969 Pontiac Trans Am And The 1999 Trans Am 30th Anniversary Edition

Nobody…not MotorWeek, not GM, not even the buying public, could have seen that this would be the last Anniversary Trans Am. Sure, in 1999 rumors had started to surface that GM’s F-car...

Rough Start: Two Buick Skylarks Under The Budget!

What’s not to love about the GM X-car? Okay, no…not the Citation. The rear-drivers. The NOVA cars. The original GM compacts before they became the standard size and the Vega rolled up....

On This Day: Cadillac Is Founded In 1902 From The Ashes Of The Henry Ford Company

Here’s a fun thought: Cadillac’s origins come directly from Ford. When Henry Ford butted heads with his investors in early 1902 due to his time spent running the Ford 999 race car, he...

Great Sleeper: A Buick Regal GS Laying Down Twelves On A Tune Night

I know that people I used to work for and with back in my military days read the stuff I write. They have ever since I posted up my ode to the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter that I used to wrench on...

Rough Start: 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Sedan – A Bit Of Sage Advice

A few days ago, while driving through town, I spotted a vehicle I would’ve never expected to see still on the road in 2020: a G-body Buick Regal four-door from the mid-1980s. In a sea of...

Watch The Team Built Buckwheat Racing Trans Am Go 288 mph From Inside The Car At Bonneville Last Week!

When Jeffrey Ferguson sent me a “Content Submission”, which you can do as well by clicking the link at the bottom of the website, I wasn’t expecting this! I’m in love with...

Classic YouTube: Four 1969 Car Commercials – Pontiac GTO “The Judge”, Ford Mustang Mach 1, Mercury Cougar And Plymouth Road Runner!

It’s interesting to see how manufacturers sell their top-of-the-line pieces. Some tend to stick with the history of the company, while others extol the virtues of the new models. If there is...

Classic YouTube: Chrysler Wasn’t The Only One Messing With Turbines – Check Out This Coal-Powered Oldsmobile!

General Motors walked into the Eighties in a kind of bi-polar state of mind. On the positive side, the downsized B and A/G body cars were a solid strike, the truck line was going well, the Camaro and...

Show Some Class: 1970 Buick Skylark GS 455 In Black

For 1970, GM had an A-body road burner for whatever your personality type happened to be. Straight-up, no frills and ready to kick ass? LS6 454 Chevelle. As wild and flashy as you wanted to be? GTO...

Money No Object: 1979 Pontiac Catalina Brown-Bag Special

Oh, karma. You have decided to visit me once again, I see. Back when I was in middle school, I helped turn a Catalina just like this one in light blue into a ragged-assed demolition derby car. There...