National Go-to-Work Day


At lot of us here remember the Pontiac fondly, which dates us right there. Almost two generations have grown up in this country without being excited by any American-made car, much less the latter-day GM afterthought the Pontiac has become. Well, after today, even that will be gone.

You’re going to hear and read a lot this week about the GTO, the Firebird, even the Tempest, but when I think of Pontiacs, I remember Fireball Roberts. Roberts became one of the most successful stock-car drivers in NASCAR, back when the sport was making the transition from dirt to asphalt, when they drove real stock cars and when only a southern boy such as myself was likely to have heard of Fireball Roberts.