The Pontiac GTO pioneered the American muscle car era. It was one of the most important muscle cars ever built, and set the bar for every muscle car that followed. Join James Pumphrey as he tells you the rich history behind the Pontiac GTO; From Pontiac’s early days of racing at Daytona Speedweek, to building a car that everyone wanted to buy. This is everything you need to know about the Pontiac GTO, America’s most influential muscle car.

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    • Nathan Smith
      Nathan Smith

      Did he do an episode on the oldsmobile

      about 1 day ago
    • Josh Judge
      Josh Judge

      Eckstreem Umericu

      about 1 day ago
    • ALEX Gallegos
      ALEX Gallegos

      That editing is on point

      about 3 days ago
    • Grim Reaper
      Grim Reaper

      Pls. do an episode about everything you need to know about Chevy Impala SS. Thanks.

      about 6 days ago
    • Michael Messersmith
      Michael Messersmith

      You should do one about the firebird trans am

      about 6 days ago
    • Dave Hotz
      Dave Hotz

      Never here it explained like that but ya that's right the GTO is The Great One

      about 7 days ago
    • KK Hagerty
      KK Hagerty

      Up to speed golf cart

      about 7 days ago
    • Matt Quillen
      Matt Quillen

      Up to Speed TVR Cerbera Speed 12

      about 7 days ago
    • Mustanglover 06
      Mustanglover 06

      You think cotton Owens is a cool name? You’ve never heard of _buckshot jones_

      about 7 days ago
    • Ricardo Marchandy
      Ricardo Marchandy

      Please do the trans am

      about 8 days ago
    • 3v4761

      Can't get more American than that

      about 9 days ago
    • Dustin Griffis
      Dustin Griffis

      Speaking of the dodge charger when are all going to get to that one?

      about 9 days ago
    • 469dwj

      GTO was the best overall muscle car

      about 11 days ago
    • 1010Huey

      It's SO annoying when these Me, Me, Me, Me, Me Millennials "discover" gems like the Pontiac GTO.

      about 11 days ago
    • Pedro Souza
      Pedro Souza

      Do an Everything you need to know to be up to speed l CHAPARRAL 2J, the banned fan car s2

      Cmon guys! thanks ;)

      about 12 days ago
    • Greg Nunez
      Greg Nunez

      You guys should do a video on the oldsmobile rocket 88

      about 15 days ago
    • monkeynumber nine
      monkeynumber nine

      OMG- the 67 is the greatest!..
      Actually brings tears to my eyes 💖

      about 16 days ago
    • yavin99

      When are you going to do the coolest car in all of history? The 1970-1971 Plymouth Cuda!!!

      about 20 days ago
    • Mehrshad Shadmehri
      Mehrshad Shadmehri

      it was the first muscle car

      about 21 day ago
    • Challenger RC
      Challenger RC

      Wy does the dodge dart get no love :( video ???

      about 21 day ago
    • soulassassin0g

      Can we get a "Everything you need to know about the Pontiac Fiero", please?

      about 22 days ago
    • Matt DeWolfe
      Matt DeWolfe

      Or C series trucks

      about 26 days ago
    • Matt DeWolfe
      Matt DeWolfe


      about 26 days ago
    • Zac ryder
      Zac ryder

      Up to speed Ford Falcon!

      about 26 days ago
    • dwb131313

      Bunkie Knudsen isn’t pronounced nutson. It’s newdson

      about 28 days ago
    • Joey Kearney
      Joey Kearney

      We need Pontiac I miss the company Pontiac made great cars in my opinion

      about 28 days ago
    • Vlopez 98
      Vlopez 98

      Fun fact: Bunkie Nudson helped make the Camaro

      about 29 days ago
    • Will

      I apologize but I skipped straight to 2004

      about 1 month ago
    • David Nolen
      David Nolen

      I have a pro charged 05 and I love it!

      about 1 month ago
    • DDropZZ

      As an Australian the Monaro and commodore are the sickest cars here

      about 1 month ago