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1966 GTO

1966 GTO

1966 Pontiac GTOPontiac’s GTO was developed at a time when GM had banned involvement in racing for all of its divisions. Instead of creating a car that could participate in racing, then, the creators of the GTO muscle car focused on performance and street cred. They took the Pontiac Tempest and redesigned it into a “Super Tempest” with a bigger engine and a name borrowed from Ferrari.

1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III

1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III

1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III
As muscle cars were just making their way onto the American auto scene, Pontiac threw its hat into the ring with the GTO. To create this line of sporty cars, controversially named after the Ferrari race car, Pontiac took one of its biggest engines, a 389-cubic inch V8, and put it into a mid-size car. The Ventura received this honor, and in fact, the first GTO was really just an option package on the Ventura. The result was one of the coolest-looking cars yet produced by American manufacturers and one that set the bar for the rest of the fast and powerful muscle cars to come.

Ralph Lauren’s Garage is Going to a Museum

Many of us have taken a virtual peek inside of Jay Leno’s or Tim Allen’s garages and been pleased and even excited about the selection of vehicles that they own.  Well, if you were impressed with those, you will be awestruck with Ralph Lauren’s garage.  The renowned fashion designer owns a garage that holds 60+ of the most rare and valuable cars in the world.  In fact, they are so impressive; the Musee des Arts Decoratifs is borrowing them.