I used to do striping an air brush in college and was convinced that thos 1976 P.s O' **** were here to stay.
The '70s weren't that bad because Barack Obama hadn't murdered Pontiac yet.
Chevrolet gave up pretty quickly when GM started kicking them in the balls. In 1970 the Corvette had to drop from their big block 427 to a small block 350. In 1971 Corvette had to adopt low compression engines. By 1972 Chevrolet had stopped trying.
But every time GM kicked Pontiac in the balls, Pontiac said "Screw you! We're going to keep building muscle cars!"
When GM mandated low compression engines, Pontiac put 455 engines in the Trans Am. Possibly the only company to put a 7.5 liter engine in a pony car.
Chevrolet did the same thing with the Corvette in 1971 of course. But then after that they gave up. You could still get a Trans Am with 290 horsepower in 1974 even. (Keep in mind that the legendary Mopar HEMI made 350 horsepower, so 290 is actually respectable horsepower for a classic muscle car, and unheard of in 1974.)
horsepower of course
When emissions and fuel efficiency standards made 290 horsepower impossible, Pontiac kept the 455 engines and still managed to squeeze 200 HP out of them.
When emissions and fuel efficiency standards made the 455 impossible, Pontiac kept large displacement alive by building a 400 engine with 220 horsepower. And Burt Reynolds drove one in a certain movie that you may have heard of. (I still love that movie. I don't care about the silly plot, but I could watch that car all day long.)
Pontiac didn't stop their muscle car defiance until around 1980 when GM took away their ability to build their own engines, and by that time we had made it through the 1970s.
It was a long wait between the 1979 Trans Am and the 1985 Corvette though.
I so like the new body styles of the 20+ corvettes. If yed make them in a edrive, they would evoke an intrest
The "E-Ray" Corvette is coming. GM plans to go 100% electric.
If all of the nation starts powering all of our cars with electricity, who is going to generate all the additional electricity? What infrastructure is all this additional electricity going to be transmitted over?