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Old 08-18-2005, 03:51 AM   #21
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http://www.gm.com/company/corp_info/...gmhis1920.html

this is a good reliable website to check... after all its straight from GM
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Nice bit O history guys & gals! I never knew about our "history."

On another note, I have a Frigidaire refrigerator in my warehouse built by GM! I though that was cool.
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Propably the earliest Pontiac you can find is the first Oakland.
An original Oakland is on display at Oakland Community College -- Auburn Hills Campus, Mi.

.... And by the way, Buick is known for using French names. I think I heard somewhere that it used to be a Canadian car maker.
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Bonneville-The ultimate large sedan, sporty, stylish, powerful, sleek, stealth, fast and fun... The best load up the family, bang for you buck, American car, hotdogs and fries large car! Oh and its a Pontiac! Thats what it means to me!
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I always have to laugh at what the names really mean (not what they were named for but the actual French words). Bonneveille is "good city"...lol...wierd name for a car.

And my favorite...Grand Prix..."big price"!
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The Bonneville was named after the Salt Flats because it had the fastest land speed record for a bone stock automobile. I think the year was 1957 or so.
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Here I thought it meant "Buckle your seatbelts it'* gonna be on helluva ride!"
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