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  • Burt Reynolds' last 'Bandit' Trans Am sold for $317,500

    06/18/2019 4:18:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | June 18, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The last “Bandit” Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds was sold at a Julien’s Auctions event featuring the late star’s memorabilia for $317,500 on Sunday. The 1979 Pontiac wasn’t actually used in “Smokey and the Bandit,” but was a tribute car built for Reynolds by Bandit Movie Cars in Florida that he drove in public events. Reynolds owned several replicas over the years as the dozen or so vehicles that appeared on screen were all damaged during the making of the movie and discarded afterward. The most authentic original is a car that Universal Pictures bought at the time to...
  • The very first two Pontiac Firebirds ever built are for sale on Ebay

    05/12/2019 7:50:30 AM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | May 11, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The first two production Pontiac Firebirds ever built are currently up for sale, but if you want them, you have to buy the pair, because the seller wouldn’t have it any other way. The 1967 coupe and convertible spent their early days as Pontiac show cars before being released for public sale and have reportedly been together ever since. They didn’t lead a pampered life, however, and by 2014 were in pretty rough shape and not in running condition. That’s when the folks at Gas Monkey Garage of “Fast and Loud” fame heard about them and bought the birds for...
  • Sentenced - Detroit Teens Rob Disabled Man of Phone, Beat Him, Post Vid to HIS Facebook Account

    01/28/2019 12:32:56 PM PST · by gaijin · 53 replies
    WXYZ TV, Detroit Channel 7 ^ | Jan 28, 2019 | WXYZ
    Two teeangers in the city of Pontaic, 15 miles Northwest of Detroit, MI robbed a disabled man of his cellphone. When the victim objected, the pair used his stolen cellphone to record themselves subjecting the defenseless victim to a vicious beating. Lying in the concrete stairwell of an apartment complex, the two attackers repeatedly showered the victim with the "n" word as they laughed and filmed. The pair then uploaded a video of the beating to the Facebook page of the victim, thereby showing it to all his Facebook contacts. They also uploaded the same beating video to their own...
  • History of the Pontiac GTO: 1964-

    11/11/2018 7:25:49 AM PST · by ETL · 89 replies
    various sources | Nov 11, 2018
    NameThe name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the successful race car. It is an Italian abbreviation for Gran Turismo Omologato ("grand tourer homologated"), which means officially certified for racing in the grand tourer class. But in reality, the Pontiac GTO was never really a certified Grand Tourer race car. Internally, it was initially called the "Grand Tempest Option", one of many automobiles in the Pontiac line up with a 'Grand' in it. Despite these things, the GTO is one of the fastest cars ever manufactured by Pontiac. First generation: 1964-67 Second generation: 1968-72 Third...
  • IFI Update: ERA Passes Illinois Senate

    04/11/2018 9:44:42 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 4/11/2018 | Laurie Higgins
    In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman (R-Pontiac), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Karen McConnaughay (R-West Dundee), Chris Nybo (R-Hinsdale), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Tom Rooney (R-Palatine) voted with Democrats on this partisan resolution.
  • Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made

    03/01/2018 6:00:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    How did Kevin and his business partner (and cousin) Don Emery score this very special Trans Am? It all started with an ad that is featured in every Ames catalog and on its website: "Wanted: Low Mileage Low Production Cars." One day Kevin received a call from a Don Larsen of Victorville, California. Don mentioned that he had a car that Ames might be interested in and said it was possibly the first production 1969 Trans Am ever built. "Don was thinking retirement and figured it was time to sell the TA," says Kevin. That's a pretty bold claim to...
  • After failed attempt, Detroit's Silverdome finally implodes (in case you missed it)

    02/12/2018 1:11:39 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 4, 2017 | John Wisely and Brian Manzullo
    It began with the familiar dramatic scene: A series of bright flashes chased each other around the condemned stadium, emitting dozens of plumes of smoke. And then ... nothing. As the smoke cleared, Detroit's famed Silverdome was still standing. Explosions went off Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The mayor's office in Pontiac, where the Silverdome is located, said it had been informed by the company responsible for the demolition that only the kicker charges detonated, meaning the implosion did not take place. "Although we're waiting for a final assessment from the Adamo Group, we have been informed by them that eight...
  • Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, has failed partial implosion

    12/03/2017 7:09:55 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    An iconic sports stadium in the Detroit area was supposed to meet its end on Sunday, but not everything went according to plan. Officials were supposed to conduct a partial implosion of the Pontiac Silverdome around 8:30 a.m., with a blast originally set to break the metal beams supporting the upper ring of the dome and causing the structure to fall to the ground. But after some blasts went off and a plume of smoke enveloped the former home of the Detroit Lions, the structure was still standing. City officials told FOX 2 Detroit the implosion failed, adding that "what...
  • Man stabbed after finding wife naked in bed with her father

    PONTIAC, Mich. — A 25-year-old man told police that he was stabbed after finding his wife in bed with her own father, WWJ reports. It happened just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the man arrived at his home on West Rundell Avenue to find his wife, completely naked, in bed with her father, police say. The man then reportedly woke his father-in-law up and the two began to fight. Police say the father-in-law, identified by authorities as Henry Allen Michael of Detroit, allegedly stabbed the younger man in his back with a knife. He then fled the scene in the...
  • Homeless man steals ambulance in Pontiac in attempt to reach strip club

    12/02/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Macombdaily ^ | 12/01/14 | Dave Phillips
    Frustrated with a lack of public transportation and in desperate need to reach a certain destination, a homeless man stole an ambulance from a hospital in Pontiac on Sunday. “He told the deputy he was hoping to go to the Booby Trap to see some pole dancing,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “You can’t make this up.” The man, who hoped to make it to the Detroit strip club but was stopped by police in Sterling Heights, was asked why he took the ambulance. “Apparently he said there was no public transportation available,” Bouchard said. “Again, you can’t make...
  • Pontiac car Commercial II Classic 1969

    10/03/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 28 replies
    Pontiac car Commercial II Classic 1969
  • Convicted Murderers set Free in a City Near You

    08/24/2014 2:44:45 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22 August 2014 | Carolyn May
    GROUP IDENTIFIES TOWNS ASSOCIATED WITH RELEASES OF IMMIGRANTS CONVICTED OF HOMICIDE Cities and Towns Associated with Convicted Murderers Freed by ICE in 2013 Alaska (2) Anchorage 2 Arizona (3) Phoenix 1 Buckeye 1 Tucson 1 California (48) Los Angeles 6 Pomona 3 San Jose 3 Glendale 2 Sacramento 2 Beverly Hills 1 Huntington Park 1 San Pedro 1 Montrose 1 Pacoima 1 Reseda 1 Burbank 1 N. Hollywood 1 Chino Hills 1 S. El Monte 1 La Puenta 1 Rosemead 1 Oceanside 1 Vista 1 Adelanto 1 Murrieta 1 Irvine 1 Westminster 1 Anaheim 1 Fullerton 1 Garden Grove 1...
  • Mummified body in Detroit somehow manages to vote after death

    03/11/2014 5:36:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Mar 2014 | Sarah Hofmann
    Despite being dead since 2008, the mummified body of a 49-year old Detroit woman was recorded voting in the 2010 Michigan gubernatorial election. The body of 49-year old Pia Farrenkopf was discovered in her garage on March 5, sitting in the backseat of her Jeep Liberty. It was found by a contractor who was going through the house since it’s being foreclosed on. Although her remains are believed to be at least six years old, records in Oakland County show Farrenkopf voting in the 2010 gubernatorial election between Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero. City of Pontiac officials told...
  • Voting Records Raise Questions After Mummified Body Found (The Mummy Votes)

    03/11/2014 8:35:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 52 replies
    CBS WWJ Detroit ^ | March 11, 2014 6:46 AM
    Voting Records Raise Questions After Mummified Body Found PONTIAC (WWJ/AP) - Voting records are raising questions amid an investigation into the discovery of a woman’s mummified body in the garage of a foreclosed metro Detroit home. The body found last Wednesday in Pontiac is that of Pia Farrenkopf — according to her sister, Paula Logan. Authorities investigating the case haven’t released her name, but they have said that the woman apparently died in 2008 at the age of 49. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, records show Farrenkopf as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Officials...
  • Michigan Woman Dead for Six Years Found Only After Money Runs Out

    03/10/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood. Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday. "It is kind of the perfect storm for a mysterious set of circumstance...
  • The mummified woman whose body lay undisturbed for five years in the back seat of a jeep ...

    03/10/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 10, 2014 | TED THORNHILL and ALEX GREIG
    A picture has surfaced of a woman whose mummified remains were found in the garage of her Pontiac home, the body having lain there for around five years. It is believed to be that of Pia Davida Farrenkopf, 49, the home's last occupant - though the police have yet to confirm this - and a black-and-white high school photograph of her has emerged.... The remains were discovered only last Wednesday when a bank contractor was sent to the home to investigate a hole in the roof after it went into foreclosure in March 2013. Farrenkopf's payments for her mortgage, utilities...
  • Mummified Body Found Inside Vehicle Parked In Garage At Foreclosed Home (Michigan)

    03/06/2014 2:36:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 3-6-14 | unattributed
    Police say a body found inside a vehicle at a foreclosed home in metro Detroit might have been rotting there for several years. A woman’s body “in a mummified state” was discovered in the back seat of a Jeep Liberty, parked in the attached garage of a home in the 1600 block of Savanna, near Walton Boulevard and Silver Lake Road in Pontiac, according to police. A contractor made the discovery just after 6 p.m. Wednesday while working at the home, which is going through foreclosure. Police said the license plate on the woman’s vehicle expired in 2008, which could...
  • Pontiac GTO 50th Anniversary: Ghost of “The Goat” Still Haunts Detroit – and Stuttgart, Too

    02/16/2014 6:48:26 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Hagerty ^ | 10 February 2014 | Jim Koscs
    Happy 50th anniversary, Pontiac GTO! It’s too bad the Pontiac brand isn’t still around to celebrate, but there are legions of proud GTO owners and muscle car buffs who treasure the model that launched the muscle car genre. The GTO history has been told too many times to count, so this feature will not add to the pile. Rather, it’s worth looking back at the impact the GTO made, not only on car enthusiasts, but also on the auto industry. The GTO’s influence continues today in ways and on cars that you might not suspect. Let’s get a key issue...
  • Vicious Dog Drama In Pontiac; Cops Shoot German Shepherd In Early Morning Showdown (2nd Dog Sought)

    02/09/2014 11:10:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | February 7th, 2014
    A German shepherd suspected in a series of vicious and unprovoked attacks on people in Pontiac this week died in a face-off with Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Auburn Hills early Friday, Eric D. Lawrence reports in the Free Press. The dog was one of two now-dead German shepherds that authorities said had terrorized residents and emergency workers Wednesday and Thursday. In one attack Thursday morning, the dogs bit and dragged a 56-year-old Pontiac woman down a city street. She was rescued by a passing motorist. The Oakland Press reports a sheriff’s deputy shot one of the dogs when both...
  • Feds Told GM To Drop Pontiac Or No Bailout, Ex-GM Exec Says

    10/27/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    alopnik.com ^ | Oct 26 2013 | MICHAEL BALLABAN
    When General Motors shut down Pontiac, it left a lot of enthusiasts wondering why. It was primed with a lineup of powerful, rear-wheel drive models, and seemed like it had a bright future ahead of it. It turns out that GM killed it on government orders, according to former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.