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Smokey & The Bandit Director Passes Today
HPP shocked at news of Hal Needham's death. Posted October 25 2013 07:40 PM by Chris Phillip

 High Performance Pontiac extends its deepest condolences.

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Filed under: Pontiac News, Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 


Lowest Mile 1977 Trans Am SE "Bandit" in the world?
Can you beat it? Posted October 14 2013 04:11 PM by Chris Phillip

 This '77 Trans Am Special Edition has only 213 miles on the odometer.

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Smokey and the Bandit ReMake
Who is Burt Reynold's Pick for "The Bandit?" Posted March 27 2013 07:06 AM by Chris Phillip

 We don't know if there will be a remake of Smokey and the Bandit.

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Gas Price in Smokey and the Bandit
Fuel for Thought Posted March 26 2013 12:00 PM by Chris Phillip

 Has anybody noticed the price of gasoline, as shown in a scene of Smokey and the Bandit?

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Filed under: Editorials, Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

Smokey and the Bandit CB Slang Dictionary
10-44 Smokey and the Bandit Fans Posted February 25 2013 12:06 PM by Chris Phillip

 Smokey and the Bandit sure makes talking on the CB radio look like a lot of fun. But like a pre-historic language, which only university professors now understand, the language of the citizen-band radio is close to extinction.

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Pontiac's official website still up
Pontiac's legacy is King Posted December 28 2012 08:53 PM by Chris Phillip

GM is keeping Pontiac's official website up, despite the brand's death.

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Filed under: Pontiac News, Pontiac Solstice, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

Autographed Smokey and the Bandit poster on eBay
It's signed by Burt Posted December 27 2012 02:02 PM by Chris Phillip

Smokey and the Bandit fans:

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Filed under: Pontiac News, Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

HPP Visits China. Buick is not the most popular car.
Buick's not that popular, despite GM's official reason for killing Pontiac Posted December 27 2012 09:39 AM by Chris Phillip

 High Performance Pontiac recently had the golden opportunity to spend a few days in Shanghai, China, the largest city in that country.Our job: Count the number of Buicks compared to other brands and see if GM's claim that...

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Filed under: Editorials, Other Pontiacs, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

Smokey and the Bandit remake
Will the rumors of Ashton Kutcher being the Bandit come true? Posted June 22 2012 11:46 AM by Chris Phillip

 This month, several Hollywood sources reported that Ashton Kutcher is in negotiations to star in a remake of Smokey and the Bandit.



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Filed under: Pontiac News, Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

Memories of Smokey and Bandit in the Theater in 1977
Share Your Memories Posted May 25 2012 07:23 AM by Chris Phillip

High Performance Pontiac magazine readers: Do you have a great story to tell about seeing Smokey and the Bandit for the first time 35 years ago this summer (1977).

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Filed under: Pontiac News, Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip  | 

50th Anniversary of the Daytona Continentel (now 24 Hours of Daytona)
Event has Pontiac links to its past, Part 2 Posted January 28 2012 11:21 AM by Chris Phillip

Fireball Roberts and Marvin Panch, both already Daytona 500 winners driving Pontiacs, were participants in the 1962 Daytona Continental.

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Hot Rod magazine's '72 Catalina Brougham for auction on eBay
All it takes is the highest bid to win it Posted January 24 2012 09:48 AM by Chris Phillip

Our sister publication Hot Rod asked us to share with our readers that its '72 Catalina Brougham road-trip car is up on eBay for auction. With the no-reserve auction ending tomorrow, you could be the highest bidder and...

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Important Dates in Pontiac History
March 3, 1970 Posted December 31 2011 09:47 PM by Chris Phillip

Pontiac takes out full-page advertisements in newspapers from California to Connecticut and all places in-between proclaiming "Pontiac announces the beginning of tomorrow."

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What Would Pontiac's Famous Cars Cost in Today's Money
Part 2: 1979 Trans Am 10th Anniversary Posted September 22 2011 11:12 AM by Chris Phillip

1979 Trans Am 10th Anniversary 1979 Price: $10,620.00

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Daytona 500 Pace Car Horror: The 2012 Toyota Camry
The Great American Disgrace Posted August 23 2011 11:01 AM by Chris Phillip

If you're old enough to remember the first Daytona 500 race, you might recall that a '59 Pontiac convertible paced the track, courtesy of Pontiac General Manager Bunkie Knudsen.

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