GTO: Pontiac's Great One

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GTO: Pontiac's Great One

by Darwin Holmstrom, David Newhardt

Motorbooks | January 15, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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In 1963 Pontiac''s Chief Engineer John DeLorean and his two favorite staff engineers, Bill Collins and Russ Gee, came up with an inspired way to keep Pontiac cars in the performance limelight: bolt a big engine into Pontiac''s upcoming Tempest intermediate body. Thus was the GTO born. Through cunning, resourcefulness, and outright trickery the minds of Pontiac managed to get this rocket into dealerships and out onto America''s highways, and to introduce that most iconic of American automobiles, the muscle car, to the nation's most discriminating drivers.
This is the story of the GTO, of the people who made it a reality and a sales sensation, of those who owned and loved the cars. With color photographs, drawings, and detailed stats, this book is not so much the story of a historic car as an illustrated biography of American muscle.
See Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466/

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 8.66 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: January 15, 2011

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760339856

ISBN - 13: 9780760339855

Found in: Reference and Language

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GTO: Pontiac's Great One

GTO: Pontiac's Great One

by Darwin Holmstrom, David Newhardt

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 8.66 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: January 15, 2011

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760339856

ISBN - 13: 9780760339855

About the Book

In 1963 Pontiac's Chief Engineer John DeLorean and his two favorite staff engineers, Bill Collins and Russ Gee, came up with an inspired way to keep Pontiac cars in the performance limelight: bolt a big engine into Pontiac's upcoming Tempest intermediate body. Thus was the GTO born. Through cunning, resourcefulness, and outright trickery the minds of Pontiac managed to get this rocket into dealerships and out onto America's highways, and to introduce that most iconic of American automobiles, the muscle car, to the nation's most discriminating drivers. This is the story of the GTO, of the people who made it a reality and a sales sensation, of those who owned and loved the cars. With color photographs, drawings, and detailed stats, this book is not so much the story of a historic car as an illustrated biography of American muscle.

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In 1963 Pontiac''s Chief Engineer John DeLorean and his two favorite staff engineers, Bill Collins and Russ Gee, came up with an inspired way to keep Pontiac cars in the performance limelight: bolt a big engine into Pontiac''s upcoming Tempest intermediate body. Thus was the GTO born. Through cunning, resourcefulness, and outright trickery the minds of Pontiac managed to get this rocket into dealerships and out onto America''s highways, and to introduce that most iconic of American automobiles, the muscle car, to the nation's most discriminating drivers.
This is the story of the GTO, of the people who made it a reality and a sales sensation, of those who owned and loved the cars. With color photographs, drawings, and detailed stats, this book is not so much the story of a historic car as an illustrated biography of American muscle.
See Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466/

About the Author

Darwin Holmstrom is the author or co-author of numerous car and motorcycle books, including the best-selling Camaro: Forty Years, Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, and Top Muscle. He lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area.

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. He lives in Walworth, Wisconsin.

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