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1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part II Page 2


 - Todd Turner and Sue Mead

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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....

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