Monday, December 14, 2009

My apologies to all...i took a few days off. I was working on what appears to be some high level support for our cause. Needed business plans, memos, backup and so forth.

Sorry about that. Our petition continues to grow, our twitter followers are very significant and the site hits continued to be active in my absence. That all is great!!

We continue to believe that we are positioned to be successful. Our President needs jobs, the dealers are descending on Washington, and the approval ratings continue in a downward spiral. All we need is Pontiac. Keep strong behind our cause; we are making progress! Thanks for all the support; happy Monday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Where We Started

Good Sunday Morning to All! Very cold here, hope you are warm.

I was thinking about the heritage of Pontiac and for those that are unfamiliar visit Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_(automobile)). Oakland was the predecessor to Pontiac, started by Edward Murphy and purchased by GM in 1909.
It is good to look back and remember our roots. Savingponitac.org continues to remember that our purpose is to Save jobs for Americans and re-invent the great American Icon; Pontiac.

Out thanks go out to all our supporters and with our hopes that you have a blessed Sunday!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GM Growing Up

Good Thursday Morning!

The Fritz Henderson episode is really quite interesting. GM for the first time in a very long time appears to have some adult supervision. Ed Whitacre will change at least the Senior management view of the world at GM. Can he cause the focused and profit motivated message to waft through the halls of middle management and on the shop floor to occur in time will be the test.

This is a true test of how to change a culture with a culture that does not want to change. It is a project of monumental proportions and truly the only chance for the Detroit icon to continue to exist. Can Whitacre do it? We will see. Savingpontiac.org is rooting for him because with logical thinking (as opposed to GM thinking) it is likely that Pontiac can be broken free and reintroduced to the public as a vehicle for creating jobs and helping the economy recover (which also helps GM) rather than being buried 6 feet under with all the productive assets. Let's watch this unfold!!

Thanks, as always to all our followers!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good Morning to everyone ...Happy Wednesday!

I will start by admitting that I am unfamiliar with anyone that had an affair with Tiger Woods. Isn't that news on every blog on the internet?

The dispatch of Fritz Henderson is an interesting headline. I am sure that Fritz is a smart man and one who really wanted to change GM. Unfortunately, as we know, a tiger cannot change his stripes. Fritz was a product of learning everything he knew about business and management from the guys that were driving GM into the ground. We all reach into our bag of experience to manage in unstable environments. The result for Fritz was when reaching he got a handful of nothing. He had no experience to draw from and his employee loyalties precluded making ocean boiling changes.

Truly this occurrence spotlights the beauty of recreating Pontiac. We can start over with no lingering loyalties and preconceived notions. There is no "Pontiac way". We continue to be excited about our likely success and as we make progress are excited about all the possibilities!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Top Down and Ready to Cruise

Good Monday Morning!

I always feel energized after the Thanksgiving Holiday! How about you?

I encourage everyone to write, call, fax and email your Washington representatives. The Jobs Summit is this weeks and that puts us front and center. If we can make some noise this week, maybe we can make our dreams come true! (Prayer and wishing on a star doesn't hurt, either)

let's let our voices be heard and not just be left behind in the morass of "other plans". Push Pontiac and hope we can be heard.

My thanks to everyone!! Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

How is everyone on Saturday Morning?

A little chilly in ATL.

It has been an interesting week. Some of you have sent credentials for jobs if we are successful. Some have indicated that they have investors interested in joining our cause.

First, I would love all of you to work with me. You are the epitome of the spirit of Pontiac! If we are successful, hopefully some of you will be working with the new Pontiac! First we need everyone to spread the word to make us successful!
As to funding; if you have people that are interested, we should talk. The amount of funding that we need will be likely too high for a single investor, but we would love that. The cost is the reason we have suggested Government funding; but you never know!

As always, thanks to everyone for your support and efforts!! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Hangover?

Good morning to all!

I ate to much...and you?

We believe that Savingpontiac.org continues to be a desirable alternative to President Obama's current difficulties. Healthcare, Global Warming, the economy and various initiatives have not been received well by the electorate.

If he will announce creating 40,000 jobs using our formula, we think this will change the way, at least some, view his efforts. Without taking sides, our country needs some very good jobs news and an indication that our leaders are on the side of Americans. We are it! Let's see how the next few days play out.

Have a Great Friday....so many thanks to each of you!! (special note: Adam Wollensak and Donnell Hicks)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We truly hope you and yours find the time to be thankful today!

Enjoy this Holiday and relax.

We will continue our efforts tomorrow!

Thanks to you our members!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Good Morning to everyone on the day before Turkey day! Thankful to be here as the alternative is not appealing!

Sorry I got distracted from the Blog this morning. I was working on the new editorial. Take a look, it is very sad to me that GM could be owned by China.

At any rate have a wonderful day today and a great Thanksgiving if you do not check in tomorrow!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

GM is Amazing

Good morning to everyone. We wish you a happy Tuesday!

GM gets the woofy award this morning. Recently GM tanked the deal to sell Opal to a Canadian firm backed by the German Government and a Russian bank. This amounted to an $8 to $10 Billion commitment to the restructuring of Opal throughout Europe. The move created hard feelings with Governments all over Europe.
Yesterday we learn that now GM is begging for Government loans to accomplish the restructuring of Opal. And oh, by the way, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is admonishing all Governments not to be lending to the Americans. What does this tell us? That GM had no plan and no idea how they would restructure Opal; they just decided that they did not want to sell. How can you have no plan and no direction with a bankrupt company that commits billions to a restructuring? The answer of course is this kind of decision is exactly what landed GM in the predicament that they are currently in.

The US taxpayers will ultimately pay for this act. It makes me crazy...and you? Please have a blessed day today!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Crush of Quiet

Our politicians crave and exist on being heralded by constituents calling for more great programs. It must be very quiet to those ears accustomed to cheers by the voters.

Please let our congressmen know that JOBS NOW is one way to restore those accolades. Savingpontiac.org is one way to get those jobs now! After all we would hate our politicians to be lonely!

Have a great day everyone and please write your congressmen about savingpontiac.org. We need your help!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

What Grand Prix used to be...

Good Morning to all.....

Isn't this a great car? The Grand Prix used to be a luxury car with a big engine. Hard to believe sometimes...I remember them well and thought they were even better than the luxury car Bonneville.

We are fueled by the memories of greatness past. If we have success, perhaps we can bring the feeling back to Pontiac.

Our thanks to each of you for your support...have a blessed Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Six Days for Spring Hill

Good morning on Thursday.

I do not know if you saw the article about the GM Plant in Spring Hill, TN is closing in 6 days. I think this is truly a sad event. This plant was where the Saturn launched about 20 years ago. It is one of GM's most advanced facilities...and it is owned by taxpayers. Oh well, just another 2,000 people laid off.

This event reflects why Savingpontiac.org was formed. This plant does not need to close. This plant does not have to be withheld from the taxpayers. We need to use it saving Pontiac!
Let's use our twitter accounts, write or email our congressmen and generally try and raise awareness that the taxpayers and all Americans deserve better than this!! Go get em!!

Thanks to all and have a blessed Thursday!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Twitter

Good Wednesday morning!

As began putting together our website it was thought that twitter might be a good place to spread the word about our project. It is a great place to do just that. A couple of things about Twitter:

If our members have accounts there, we encourage them to tweet daily about our project. If you do not have an account please open one and help spread the word!

Secondly, we have recently learned about a twitter account called @guardianangels (www.gauardianangels.org). they are about saving jobs and helping one person find a job. Great purpose and great effort. Please join them and support the effort!

Have a great day...Hump day and all!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Guys Rock!

Good morning to Everyone!

I am not sure what happened but the belief that we can save Pontiac is growing. Our last 5 days of site hits is 100% more than the previous 5 days. It looks like everyone is now sharing our commitment to creating American Jobs and saving this American Icon...Thank you!

We have received some letter from amazing guys that have Pontiac flowing in their blood. They have described to me how they have been restoring our cars for the last 30 years and would drop everything to help with this project. It sure makes me feel wonderful to know you guys are on our team!!

Have a blessed Tuesday and thank you to everyone...You Rock!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanks to Everyone

Good Monday morning!

Savingpontiac.org had a great day yesterday! Our rate of new petition signatures and new members continues to grow at an accelerating pace. This is exciting. We usually do not see that much enthusiasm on Sunday. Each of you are truly the best of the best.

Each day we like to thank you for your excitement about saving this American Icon. Stay with us and please keep the word out that we are trying to save 40,000 American Jobs.

We hope that you have a wonderful Monday!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We Continue to Grow

We had a huge response to our editorial yesterday. That comes as no surprise since there is a great passion for these wonderful cars and there are many Americans out of work.

The latter category continues to climb as GM announced that 1/3 of Saab dealers will be closing. It seems a little strange that we continue to let bailed out GM lay off workers with taxpayer money. In addition to shipping the money in vast quantities to Europe.

On this wonderful Sunday we give thanks to each of you for contributing to our efforts and helping reach the American community!

Have a Great Sunday and have new people visit our site daily!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Committed than Ever

Good morning to everyone. Another beautiful day in ATL.

One of our fans at Motortopia sent this prototype photo of the 2010 Trans Am. Sure looks like a great Pontiac to me!! When I look at this picture I am reminded of the Heritage that GM is leaving behind. An icon of past greatness in America. When we produced what no other country dared; The Muscle Car.

I don't know about you but to me it seems that America needs a signature car other than the newest Buick or a two seater Cadillac to stir our emotions or for that matter the world's emotions. Consider all the people that have joined with us from Iceland and Norway...The world wants US cars.. great cars.... something other than a US Camry...You know? It makes me want to work harder to save Pontiac...and we are making progress.

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th....you never know

Good morning to everyone and Happy Friday the Thirteenth! While I am not very superstitious, Over the years I have actually had good luck on this day of reputed Bad luck...Maybe that will hold up.

Yesterday President Obama announced a job summit in December. Several of the prognosticators have suggested that he is searching for a way to create jobs. That tells us that we must raise our voices to be heard. We have JOBS, NOW!

During your daily routine today consider using your twitter or Facebook accounts to raise awareness, write your congressmen, fax a letter to Geithner, Bloom, and Gottlefinger. Get out there and hustle. Awareness is what counts right now.

My thanks to all and have a Happy and Blessed Friday!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh My...What a decision!

When was the last time you made a decision that required PM Vladimir Putin, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama to comment on that decision and discuss it? GM's decision to back out of the Opal deal has brought head of state protests and employee outrage all over Europe and in Russia.

But don't worry, Gm says that these same Governments will be glad to give financing for the $8 to $10 Billion project. Yeah, Right!

The bottom line is that the funds spent on the reprise of Opal will be taxpayer funds and because of the anger surrounding Gm's action the cost should actually push, for you and me, above $10 Billion. Not to worry you are in good hands with GM!

A great day to all and thank you for your support!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Great Day Yesterday

Good Morning to all. Another rainy day in The ATL...Hurricane IDA continues to pour generous amount of water here.

I believe that yesterday a new opportunity was opened for us. GM and all the participants have apparently agreed to send at least $8 Billion to Germany to fund Opal. This is $8 Billion of the taxpayers money. Truly outrageous!

Most Americans had a peculiar belief that their money would be used for rebuilding America and American Jobs. Now we learn that over 10% of the GM bailout is going overseas. Why is this OK?

I will try and get out a new letter for us to email and/or fax to various representatives. Healthcare seems to be on a small news break so now is a good time. Thanks for eveyones support and have a save and wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Even More!

Good Tuesday morning to all...a little rainy here in ATL. Hurricane nearby, I guess.

Ben Deutshman never gives up. Once again he has placed a piece in an important Pontiac publication.
In the most recent newsletter (wwwhighperformancepontiac.com) from High performance Pontiac they published Ben's letter to the editor about Savingpontiac.org. Great work Ben. Of note, is that at the end of the letter the Editor of the magazine suggested that the members visit us here on our website.
Thank you again, Ben. We always appreciate the effort and enthusiasm.

Our thanks to all our members for their support saving this great company! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, November 9, 2009

SAVINGPONTIAC.ORG

Good Monday morning!

A number of changes to your website were made over the weekend. The biggest change was adding a page for our Friends. While there are more additions coming, this page proudly displays the sites and members that have jumped on board to give us a hand. We very much appreciate every effort by each of them!

Our newest editorial piece was posted on a number of sites yesterday and of course you can read it on our home page. Please take a moment and see what you think.
All other changes were largely cosmetic and you may not even notice them.

Have a great Monday; I hope it is a terrific day for you!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Government Motors

Good Sunday Morning to all! A little cold for my liking in ATL.

One of our members emailed a video of his impression of a Government Motors performance car. Another reason to save Pontiac.

Take a look!

Have a Great Sunday; all friends and family are needed on our petition!!

video

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Great Work Ben

One of our early members, Ben Deutschman has really helped our cause! This week The Eagle which is the club News letter for the National Firebird Trans AM Club published a full page information piece about Savingpontiac.org. It is through Ben's efforts and all our members that we continue to grow and make a difference.

I would like to invite each of you to join the efforts of Ben to reach for national exposure of our organization. Previously, The Dallas Pontiac club and our members from Norway have provided this national exposure.
A special thank you to Ben, from all of us at Savingpontiac.ORG

Ben Deutschman is a member of the National Firebird Trans Am club, The legislative liaison for both The Pontiac-Oakland International Club and the Pontiac Registry, and the President of The NY/NJ Slant Six Club of America.

We thank all our members for the help and hope you have a great Saturday!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

So its Friday!

Thinking about cruisin', listening to great music, Tops down. This is when we appreciate our cars and appreciate that we can enjoy them.

Pontiac continues to be my choice of cruisin' cars....yours also, I suspect.

We have already posted commentary this morning in the WSJ, NYT, and Newsweek. We are relentless. We thank you for your support and hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Timing is Everything

WOW, what a political backdrop for our efforts. The round pegs are going in the round holes and the square pegs are also fitting where they should.

The election results of Tuesday as mentioned by many writers is that most voters are not happy with the current agenda or the status quo. The pundits are announcing that our leaders need to focus on the economy and jobs to satisfy the voters. This is exactly where Savingpontiac.org wants to be.

We have 40,000 shovel ready jobs...NOW! We have a solution for the electorate. We have what elected officials need to create voter satisfaction for incumbents. It is very important to keep contacting your elected officials by phone, fax or email. Bring us to the top of the agenda!

Keep pushing everyone....we will get there. Thanks for your support!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Takin' us to Congress

Yesterday our members launched an email campaign to Congress. My thanks to all the participants. This is an important step. We heard back from several members that the list we used was flawed and had some bad email addresses.

We will try again with another list soon. The secondary problem was full email boxes of the addressees. I suspect this had to do with many people emailing about healthcare.

While there were difficulties, this was an important step toward informing and gathering knowledge and support. We are making progress. We wish everyone a great Wednesday and look forward to our next effort to reach those who can help our effort!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009










Good morning to all....Fred Bloch started with a 1970 GTO (top) and turned it into the 1970 GTO on the bottom. This is great work and a beautiful car. Wonder if anyone is working on refurbishing an Aztec or a Vibe. Pontiac needs to be what it used to be. The brand has so many connotations and connections to when America was a great car manufacturer.

We continue to puzzle over the Government not letting the taxpayers use their GM assets to create jobs. We continue to puzzle over why the UAW does not want to create jobs for it's members. GM's current cash burn is about $4.5 billion per month. We have asked for less than one month of their cash burn. Let's hope the Administration wakes up soon and realizes that the taxpayers want results, not cash burn.

Thanks to all...one of our members will publish a new blog and a twitter page in the next week or so. More Pontiac; that is a good thing! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, November 2, 2009

More Window Dressing?

Sorry we have been gone for a couple of days. Attending to some family matters. Thanks for standing by.

We have launched, today, a series of articles with various news organizations in the US. The tenor of the article is "How, with the country in desperate need of jobs can Treasury and the Government ignore using the assets that the Taxpayer own?"

It is starting to seem like a contrived event to ignore the taxpayers again. Savingpontiac.org continues a relentless effort to inform and encourage our Government of the need for jobs and those that are available today in the auto industry with no additional investment in plant or brand.

It appears that the Treasury would rather throw money at banks then create more jobs with little investment. Keep writing the Congress and helping with our membership. Thanks to you all and have a great Monday!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Now More than Ever

Good morning Everyone.

Amazing day Yesterday. We learned that cash for Clunkers cost Americans about $24,000 per trade in. We learned that we have spent $350 Billion in tarp money to create less than 30,000 jobs. Lastly, GM and GMAC are back at the Government trough to fill up again so they can lose some more of your money!

It is time for a change. As you know we believe that Savingpontiac.org can create about 40,000 jobs and we ask that The New Pontiac only receive a $4 billion loan that will be paid off within 5 years. would you make changes in a NFL team with this record? GM and GMAC are truly the 0 and 16 Detroit lions of Business.

Yes we can! (For real) thanks for your daily support.....bring friends, family, and co workers to sign our petition. Have a great Friday!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Thursday

Good morning and thanks for stopping by.

We have been posting almost daily in the NYT and WSJ with commentary on the economy and of course the jobs promised by Savingpontiac.org

Yesterday we began a letter writing campaign with the British press. We believe that we can help urge our legislators through the foreign press. We will see where it leads.

Our membership is approaching 300 and our petition is approaching 600 signatures. All of this is very positive. With your help each of these will continue to grow significantly. Our thanks to each of you for getting family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to sign up.

All things considered, we are moving ahead nicely and we are optimistic that the need for jobs will eventually (after health care is finished) find our little corner and embrace our proposition.

Have a wonderful Thursday and help us save Pontiac!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Interesting Sunday

There was a great piece in the New York Times that underscored our belief that the assets being tossed aside by GM actually belong to the Taxpayers. The article went on to say that in fact the writer would not buy a GM car until all assets of GM had been utilized to the benefit of the Taxpayers that had bailed out GM.

The word is spreading that the taxpayers deserve something other than more of the same worn products and sales strategies from The Renaissance Center in Detroit. I have pointed the authors attention to our site sharing with him that his comments were the genesis of our site and our beliefs. More support for Savingpontiac.org.

An Associate called last night to share that he was in the process of setting up meetings with a Congressman and a Senator that are interested in our project. We are making real progress here!!

Thanks to everyone for their support.....Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Plans for the week

We continue to see rising interest in our project. Always encouraging.

I do not know if you have taken the survey which is now a link on the front page, but this is from a Norwegian student living in Singapore that needs the answers on this Pontiac survey for a paper she is writing...just thought we could help.

This week I will provide a formatted list of Congressmen email addresses and a suggested letter that we might send. I hope you can all email me and say "I did it". This can be very effective as the list includes the Congressmen and some of their office staff.

Have a great Sunday....thanks to everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

When less is more

Funny thing happened on Twitter yesterday....(we now have over 1,000 followers).

A Lady from California said two things to me. "Are you competitive?" and "The site doesn't sell me". Were these typical off the cuff Net remarks or were they from someone that actually read the site? While I do not know which for certain, I thought about the comments as the latter. Know what, she's right. Those few words got me thinking about what else we should add to our presentation. (I will admit this is a can't see the forest for the trees situation)

Over the next day or so, we will combine and condense the thoughts about competitiveness and what we believe Pontiac can differentiate in the sea of automobiles. Of equal importance is a condensed version of financial performance we believe is possible with The New Pontiac.

Simple and elegant questions are often better than droning about errors and omissions. Our thanks to Sprite.

Many thanks to each of you reading this and following Savingpontiac.org. Have a Great Saturday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kia Has Record Earnings

It was announced this morning that KIA had record earnings last quarter of $339 Million. Kia's newest plant is getting ready to open in the United States.

Do you suppose that this car maker that just set record earnings during the worst economic downturn in 75 years is planning on failure in the US? NO! There is a huge amount to be made here on automobiles; Kia knows that. Why is it that our legislators are letting GM throw away Pontiac when we, the taxpayers, could be creating jobs and making cars NOW?
This is all so very clear except to Ron Bloom and Congress...let's press harder.
Happy Friday to all...thank you for your support!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fax work

Yesterday we began faxing a letter that went to The Treasury Secretary, Ron Bloom, The Canadian Minister of Finance and the President of the UAW, International. We are merely suggesting that they implement our recommendations that would save 40,000 jobs almost overnight. Hopefully they will be able to consider our recommendation while locking the meeting doors in the Capital.

Someone asked me the other day why anyone would consider Savingpontiac.org to help reorganize the Car industry. We do not know anything about making cars. My response was we know how to make money which is a characteristic missing from all the GM executives. If the "car guys" can't make money why would you rely on them to remake the industry? (see NYT article today about how appalling the conditions at GM were when the first bailout occurred).

Thanks everybody....Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time to use our passion

Good morning to everyone. Happy Tuesday!

We have all been watching the news of the past few days. Things look pretty bleak, right now. It seems to me that could be very good for Savingpontiac.org. The public is screaming for more jobs NOW. The Government is looking for a poster child for job creation (they need good news). The message is "Look, Mr. President, here is your chance. Let's save Pontiac".

With that thought in mind, perhaps we can leverage our little group to push the decision over the edge. Later this morning, I will forward to our members a letter that I will ask that you fax to several people (Timothy Geithner, Treasury Secretary, Ron Bloom, Special Asst. to the President, and others.) I will also provide fax numbers. I believe that we have the right timing and the right message to at least require some consideration of our cause.

This is the first of many chances to raise our profile with those who can make decisions. I read a quote recently from Wayne Gretsky, to paraphrase "You will miss 100% of the goals that you never shoot to make". Let's give it our best! Thanks to everyone for your support!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our promoters

We have had a great deal of excitement throughout the Internet with number of sites jumping in with us to save Pontiac. I would like to mention a few here:
www.ultimategto.com
http://blog.thefreedomreviewonline.com
www.highperformancepontiac.com

www.motortopia.com
www.motortrend.com
http://www.ohok.com/82recaro
www.myclassiccar.com
http://sportscarforums.com

It is difficult to mention all of them but these are some key supporters of the effort.
Thanks to all our supporters and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rhonda and her Firebird

Rhonda sent me this photo on Motortopia.

It reminded me of two things. First, Savingpontiac.org is very happy with the female participation on our site. I would guess that 30% to 35% of our members are female. I did not expect that when I started this site.

Secondly, with Rhonda pictured with her car, it reminded me how each person that has joined or signed our petition is just that, an individual that has taken time to support us. Some days we can take for granted that an individual has spent time to express their passion about Saving the Pontiac brand.

It is that reason that I thank you all daily and wish you a Happy day! Stick with us, we are making progress. I will try and get out a member email update today. HAPPY SUNDAY!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our Reach expands

Some days running Savingpontiac.org is very interesting.

On Facebook, I have learned that the Pontiac enthusiasts in the UK are focused on Kitt, from Knight Ryder....Remember the Hoff? Wonder if Kitt drives him home after a night out.

This week I learned about the following of Pontiac in the Nordic countries. Specifically, Iceland and Norway. The DAPA article was republished from this site here: http://www.amcar.no/page.asp?Pa rentID=313&MenuID=418&DocID=940 7&Order=2. As a result, we have many members that have signed up from those countries. Even more interestingly we have more members from these very cold places than many of our domestic Pontiac Clubs...not sure what that means.

Thanks for everyones help and enthusiasm....we continue the efforts!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Does this make you angry?

GM headlines in the last few days: Closing National parts HQ; Beating Chinese sales targets; Looking at investing in India.

You and I (Taxpayers) gave GM over $70 Billion and this is how it is being used. We really need your help in stopping this idiocy. What we get; have gotten is a slap in the face and more jobs eliminated. This is from the people that ran GM into the ground.

When does American money get spent on Americans? Where are the jobs for Americans? If they spent the money on saving Pontiac or Saturn or both, that could be up to 200,000 American jobs. Instead they will go to New Dehli and make a 2 cylinder scooter. Come on, man!

Please sign the petition; get your friends and family to sign and help stop the insanity. My thanks to everyone! Have a great Friday!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama wants to create jobs...we got 'em!

Good morning:

Yesterday President Obama announced in Louisiana that he was looking everywhere to create jobs. He need not look an further than Savingpontiac.org. It seems that creating jobs is Obama's job number one.

In that vein, now would be a great time to write your congressional representatives about our efforts and what is available, just under the hood. Our website has a section that will help you find your representatives and I encourage each of you to write to them now.

Thanks, as always to everyone and have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Comments to NYT and WSJ

Hi everyone.

We spent this moring sending comments to the WSJ and NYT about creating jobs and providing Job leadership. Please see my comments on the front page of the Site.


Thanks to all....have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sometimes you wonder

Life over the weekend was very hectic.

Our members went up another 10% and the petition signatures are accelerating again. Highperformancepontiac.com has us on the front page of their site. Another member has volunteered to distribute fliers in his area. WOW!

We also got our first Pontiac dealer to join as a dealer and not an individual. All is good, and we are growing very well!

We are truly blessed by having the dedicated and enthusiastic members and followers. As one member said, "We cannot let the icon die!".

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sometimes it feels like Britney is driving

We continue to see momentum building quickly.

Yesterday, the discussions about Black Oak's auto flea market continued. Our Web site had the third largest day in hits. The petition signatures increased almost 10%. Chief Pontiac social media followers increased 16%. We have followers putting out fliers in the Ohio Valley. The Dallas Area Pontiac Association shared a full page newsletter article they are printing. Delorean Motors is rumored to be interested in Pontiac.
Wow...you guys are amazing.

It is 5:30 AM here and I am very excited to see what today will bring. While a little trite, all I can say is thank you to everyone that has made this possible...YOU are truly the best.

Have a great Friday!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Good Morning to everyone.

Interesting day yesterday. A new deal was announced to buy Saturn with a very different business plan. A venture firm, Black Oak, proposed to buy Saturn from GM and turn it into, with out meaning to be derogatory, a flea market for cars.

There idea is to take cars manufactured by foreign companies, put the Saturn label on them, and put them on the sales lot. For example, if an Indian company starts making a good electric car but has no US distribution, they would put the Saturn logo on it and sell it. At 50,000 feet it sounds like a pretty good model. I am wondering about US car buyers and the difficulty with warranty and repair of "one off" manufacturers.

If it works, my hat is off to them!

Have a great day, ALL!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hey everybody...a great day!

Highest total in a week on our site. Not sure of the cause but I must thank each of our followers for the effort. I wanted to share an email from one of our members, Adam:

As I have been telling more and more people about our site, I figured I should ask you if it would be ok for me to make flyers to advertise the site around the Ohio/Pennsylvania Vally's. This should help boost signatures ten fold and get people more aware about what is being done to save Pontiac. What do you think?

Thanks Adam...this is great and wonderful effort....Thank you so very much for going above and beyond!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good morning to all...

We continue to grow at a great rate. While we did not reach our goal last Saturday of 1,000 signatures we did double them over the previous week. That is pretty good for Saving our brand!

I will send our an update of our progress to all members this morning.

For all you twitterers, please use that forum to drum up support for our cause. I have found a great deal of receptivity to our cause on the Twitter platform. Otherwise....I hope you guys have a great day today.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Many have said that no one wants Pontiac to return...It is dead. Here are a few quotes from our members; you make the call:

"I have owned a Pontiac for the last 15 years a 1973 Pontiac Grand Am.Pontiac must not ever die,its or history,a way we grew up."
"Without Pontiac, I don't foresee myself buying a new GM car ever again. Used? Sure. But I will never willingly give my dollars to GM directly."
"I have always been a Pontiac fan and own a 1981 Pontiac Transam. I can't believe the government won't back one of the most popular and best car companies in the world."

Seems like we have some enthusiasm here.