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Pontiac

A VICTIM OF THE DECLINE OF GENERAL MOTORS

The Pontiac brand was established in 1926 as a companion range to the Oakland marque of General Motors. The first Pontiacs were built in the Michigan town of the same name. Both the town and the car were named after an Ottowa Indian Chief called Pontiac. For Many years the Pontiac carried a badge of an Indian chief’s head dress.

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In 1928 Pontiacs were the top selling 6 cylinder cars in America. They also manufactured a straight 8 engine for several years.

General Motors had many brands that competed for sales against Pontiac including Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac.

At the Financial meltdown in 2008 General Motors along with Chrysler Corporation and Ford suffered a serious decline in sales and they (General Motors) were forced to restructure and streamline the business. First Oldsmobile and then Pontiac were discontinued.

The last Pontiacs rolled off the assembly line in 2009.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.  

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Image Credits
1932 Pontiac Coupe – Bill Gregory
1937 Pontiac Coupe – B Andrew – WRCS
1952 Pontiac – Wikimedia Commons
1948 Pontiac Silver Streak – DougW – Wikimedia
1953 Pontiac Chieftain – Jack Wither
1957 Pontiac Chieftain – B Andrew – WRCS
2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan – Wikimedia