Goodbye, Pontiac: Nostalgic for MTOs, Firebirds and the long-lived Pontiac Bonneville
In 1955, Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel drove a Pontiac Star Chief convertible cross-country to California in a series of episodes on television’s I Love Lucy.
Sad news today, Pontiac being discontinued.
The first family car I drove was a Pontiac. It was a white station wagon, long enough that you could sleep in the back if you folded down the back seats. I did sometimes on long trips, caught a few winks on the side of the road. I even bought, built and painted a model of it in my early teens. It had a truck clutch and no power steering. It was a bitch to park when I proudly drove it to York University to my first summer job, still in high school. Somewhere in a family album somewhere, we still have a picture of the 4 of us, posing in front of that Pontiac. I’m sure I don’t have the plastic model any more.
The Globe is asking for your memories of the brand here.