Pontiac was an American brand of automobiles owned, manufactured and commercialized by General Motors (GM). Introduced as a companion make for GM's more expensive line of Oakland automobiles, Pontiac overtook Oakland in popularity and supplanted its parent brand entirely by 1933.
The Firebird automobile model was built and produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors from the 1967 to 2002 model years.
Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar, it was introduced on February 23, 1967, simultaneous with General Motors Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford's upscale, platform-sharing version of the Mustang. Both the Firebird and Camaro were effective alternatives to the Mustang, keeping the pony car war going for decades.
When GM canceled manufacturing the Firebird after its last production year of 2002, it created an uproar as enthusiasts demanded its return. General Motors was eventually forced to shut down its Pontiac division following the automaker's bankruptcy and reorganization and has no plans to resurrect it. Thus, there is no new Firebird model to satisfy the Pontiac faithful.
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BLTs don't mean just sandwiches anymore! This favorite trio brings a twist to chicken salad. And we think you'll agree our homemade salad dressing takes it over the top!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 cups torn leaf lettuce or iceberg lettuce
- 2 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
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1909 –Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
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