Pontiac's Greatest Decade, 1959-1969: The Wide Track Era covers a specific timeline in Pontiac's history. A decade when it jumped from middle of the sales pack to hold the coveted number three position behind Chevrolet and Ford. Pontiac never gave it up from 1961 until 1969. The incredible leadership of Bunkie Knudsen, Bob Estes, and John DeLorean helped propel Pontiac into this esteemed position. Starting with the Wide Track 1959 Catalina, in rapid succession came the 1961 Tempest, the 1962 Grand Prix, the 1964 GTO (which launched the musclecar era), the 1967 Firebird, and the 1969 Grand Prix. Pontiac's Greatest Decade, The Wide Track Era, captures the energy and the dynamic force of personality that ignited the spirit of Pontiac Motor Division and all of its employees, from designers and engineers to assembly line workers and dealers. No other book on Pontiac's history has captured the essence of the Wide Track era. Along with never-before-seen photographs, there are evaluations of the products and significant milestones in the company's history from 1959 to 1969. Production and pricing information are also included.
Chronicles the history reflected by fifteen iconic car models to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights, and environmental awareness.
The iron mining industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District, which included Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario and other prominent iron mining regions to the northeast and east of Lake Superior in Ontario as well Quebec and Labrador. All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on the Great Lakes, as well as their operational life span right up to the present time. Each chapter for each railroad includes the types of ore docks once or currently operated as well as a roster of ore cars from the 1940s to the present time, and includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data. It also provides some new perspectives for historical and future research, and can be used for the art work of model railroading.
Authenticity getting your goat? This updated second edition now includes additional GTO models from 1971 and 1972! Determine the proper part numbers with this detailed, accurate, year-by-year guide showing you the right way to do a full-scale restoration. Over 1,000 photos, part numbers, codes and color charts from original factory literature point out what goes where, what parts are good or bad, and the best way to put them together. 2nd ed.
This is the story of the formative and most collectible years of that classic pony car, the Chevrolet Camaro. Zazarine documents the rise of the Camaro from the first glimmer in Chevrolet's eye to the mighty COPO 427 Camaro. This fresh look at the Camaro includes first-hand reminisces of GM engineers and previously unpublished photos documenting the car's development. For the first time, see the proposed Camaro station wagon, Camaro Fastback, and other designs that GM seriously considered as it waged a sales war with Ford's highly successful Mustang.
Illustrated GTO Buyers Guide Paul ZazarineComplete coverage of this classic of the muscle car era! Contains year-by-year descriptions of each model produced 1964-1972, plus technical specifications and options lists. Provides comprehensive ratings for each models rarity and collectibility, plus estimates of its value today and in the near future. Sftbd., 7 1/4x 9 1/4, 128 pgs., 186 b&w ill.
"Any car maker's greatest asset is their perceived image in the marketplace." Wangers knows what he is talking about, for he was part of the most successful brand marketing campaign to ever come out of Detroit. At a time when such automotive legends as "Bunkie" Knudsen, Pete Estes, and John DeLorean held sway in the Motor City, Jim Wangers created and defined the American musclecar image, devising savvy brand marketing strategies to promote the car that started it all and became a cultural icon: the Pontiac GTO.
This second edition is bigger and better with new color photography and updated information about new materials, parts sources and restoration techniques. This massive book includes over 1,300 photos that offer detailed step-by-step coverage of restoration processes. By thoroughly presenting the restoration of 12 of the most coveted muscle cars of all time, the authors cover virtually every aspect of restoration, from disassembly to first drive. Cars featured here include: 1968 Yenko Camaro; 1966 Pontiac GTO; 1969 Dodge Charger 500; 1963 1/2 Ford 427 Galaxie 500 Hatchback; 1973 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Am; 1966 L79 Chevy Nova SS; and a 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi. 2nd Edition
This Classic reprint, formerly The Illustrated Buyer’s Guide to the GTO, includes all the essential information to know your car—aesthetic characteristics, engine displacement, the basic characteristics of the fuel systems and the speed gears, the colors, the codes for identification and other historical information. The text is accompanied by a lot of black and white photos that represent the cars, their passenger compartments and engines. This book is a vital resource in determining authenticity and value, and is helpful for making an educated purchase or to find information quickly.