1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part II Page 2

January 4, 1999

 - Todd Turner and Sue Mead

 Back to index

RETURN OF THE 'GOAT'   - Reviving old nameplated with fresh faces is definitely a trend here in Detroit. On Sunday Ford unveiled its "retro" two-seat Thunderbird concept, which is a throwback to the Fiftes, and Monday Pontiac revived the near-sacred GTO moniker for one if its concept cars. Popular in the Sixties and early Seventies, the name is sure to strike fire in the minds of aging baby boomers, many of whom were driving them back and forth to high school.  So like Ford with the T-Bird and Chevrolet with the Impala earlier in the day, Pontiac is definintely driving down memory lane with this one....

Pontiac_GTO

Pontiac_GTO

Enlarge Photo

TCC photo by Nick Twork

- Peter Hubbard

2017
The Car Connection
See the winners »
2017
The Car Connection
Commenting is closed for this article
 
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.