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but this is a bit of me !!  

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16 hours ago, Frosty said:

. So Wanger's ad agency intentionally understate the performance aspects of the GTO TV commercials except for one - the 1970 GTO "Humbler" ad. That ad only lasted 30 days because:

Frosty, any chance we can find that ad ! 🙄:bowdown::dancingpontiac:

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frosty, is this the one ???

check out the pull for the exhaust cut outs !!!👍

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Yup...that's the one. The Paul Revere and the Raiders ad can probably be considered a music video these days, especially since the song itself is over 2 minutes long.

The Humbler commercial is also the reason the "Tiger Button" / VOE exhaust option was discontinued. When the downtown brass at GM saw the ad on TV, they told Pontiac to take down the ad immediately, and "oh yeah, get rid of that damn button!". So only GTOs built between September and November of '69 that were ordered with the VOE exhaust originally were ever built. Making this a very rare option on a '70 GTO.

I have read somewhere that someone has found the very car used in this ad and it is being restored. No idea where it is or who owns it at the moment, but it is nice to know that this car still exists.

One last bit of trivia on this ad. This ad was shot on north Woodward Avenue. It was a circular restaurant as you can sort of figure from the commercial. Sadly, it no longer exists. Today there is a strip mall where this once stood. However, as you can see, the kid is looking for an illegal street race - on Woodward Avenue - the King of Illegal Street Racing in America at that time! You kinda understand why the GM brass went ballistic, can't you?

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8 hours ago, Frosty said:

Yup...that's the one. The Paul Revere and the Raiders ad can probably be considered a music video these days, especially since the song itself is over 2 minutes long.

The Humbler commercial is also the reason the "Tiger Button" / VOE exhaust option was discontinued. When the downtown brass at GM saw the ad on TV, they told Pontiac to take down the ad immediately, and "oh yeah, get rid of that damn button!". So only GTOs built between September and November of '69 that were ordered with the VOE exhaust originally were ever built. Making this a very rare option on a '70 GTO.

I have read somewhere that someone has found the very car used in this ad and it is being restored. No idea where it is or who owns it at the moment, but it is nice to know that this car still exists.

One last bit of trivia on this ad. This ad was shot on north Woodward Avenue. It was a circular restaurant as you can sort of figure from the commercial. Sadly, it no longer exists. Today there is a strip mall where this once stood. However, as you can see, the kid is looking for an illegal street race - on Woodward Avenue - the King of Illegal Street Racing in America at that time! You kinda understand why the GM brass went ballistic, can't you?

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6 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

HISTORICAL FACT

Here's a little known fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends. The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen  were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.  They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees inside,
turned on the air conditioner, and cooled  the car off immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The  Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Jewish, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would  be shown.  And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show -- Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls.

What a cool story!!!:rofl::rofl:

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8 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

What a cool story!!!:rofl::rofl:

COOL story....:lol2:  I get it! 👍

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Here is a page from Steve at Pontiac heaven web site. and a great read, i found his web site from my mate who sold me the 64 parts car, and i mentioned to him i was after long branch headers, he said to email this guy..

have a read.

 

http://www.pontiacheaven.org/Pontiac_Heaven_story.html

oh and check this page out !!!

http://www.pontiacheaven.org/Hemi_page.html

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