The popular GM brand officially died today, on Halloween, 2010.
After 84 years, General Motors officially says goodbye forever today to Pontiac. No more Bonnevilles. No more Firebird Trans Ams. No more GTOs.
No more Azteks - well actually, saying goodbye to the Aztek is not so bad. About the only car uglier than the Aztek is the Aztek in camper mode as shown below.
The New York Times wrote an obituary for Pontiac - a portion follows:
It was 84 years old. The cause of death was in dispute. Fans said Pontiac's wounds were self-inflicted, while General Motors blamed a terminal illness contracted during last year's bankruptcy. Pontiac built its last car nearly a year ago, but the official end was set for Oct. 31, when G.M.'s agreements with Pontiac dealers expire.
Pontiac now goes the way of the dodo bird along with other recent auto brands Plymouth, Oldsmobile and Saturn.