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 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

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

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 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 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 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:

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, 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 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: 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 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. 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. 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.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

More inquiries yesterday. A group of employees in Illinois are interested in joining the team making this dream a reality. I am very encouraged with the number of people interested in our project. It is thanks to you, our members that this is possible.

Special note to Gordon for posting our cause in the Wall Street Journal!

Have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Great news today! We have begun initial discussions with top level officials in Tennessee. It seems that when the Penske deal fell through for Saturn that the Spring Hill, TN crowd was interested in alternatives. We are it.

This is huge and I must thank all who have join and signed the petition for supporting us from the beginning....Pontiac really might be back. Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Saturn: another sad day

Having the Saturn deal fall through is truly another blow to American jobs and The American automobile business. It was reported that this is the loss of another 13,000 jobs. I suspect that is direct jobs. The multiplier for total jobs (direct and indirect)in the auto business is reported to be somewhere between 3 and 9 times the direct do the math. It is truly too bad to lose this grand experiment.

We at find it amazing that our government can spend or commit around $19 Trillion, as reported in Newsweek, for the bailout and send 91% to Wall street and banks but refuse to further support direct and indirect jobs in the main street economy. I am hopeful that with Pontiac we will see a different outcome.

Have a Great Thursday!!