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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    • Jerry Mina
      Jerry Mina

      Good grief. I was in high school in the early 70s and had a chance to buy a 67 goat for $400.00. Oh well 😔

      about 1 day ago
    • Jason Z
      Jason Z

      So you just completely glance over the last gen GTO? Fun fact, they were in fact the fastest Pontiac built faster than even the G8 GXP (highest Horsepower Pontiac)

      about 1 day ago
    • Gabrielle Leiba
      Gabrielle Leiba

      and GTX still out run any gto

      about 2 days ago
    • Anthony M
      Anthony M

      When you say people were happy, you mean white people, right? More specifically, white men?

      about 3 days ago
    • Michael Hart
      Michael Hart

      You should do a trans am up to speed

      about 3 days ago
    • Gary Warner
      Gary Warner

      I love you guys. As a dedicated trainer ive learned that making people laugh and enjoy the experiece of learning makes them remember what they are taught much better. YOU GUYS ARE GENIUS!

      about 5 days ago
    • vincentvega123

      I made it amin 36 that voice F bro

      about 5 days ago
    • Caleb Ryan
      Caleb Ryan

      Awesome video but you pronounced Monaro wrong

      about 8 days ago
    • Bman

      Trans am

      about 9 days ago
    • Rino Suketakashi
      Rino Suketakashi

      Little funny because he talk about a GTO but he got a type r in the back😂

      about 9 days ago
    • Yecenia Perez
      Yecenia Perez

      He should tell us about Oldsmobile 1972 Muscle car or 1968 Oldsmobile cutless muscle car

      about 10 days ago
    • Ryan Haynes
      Ryan Haynes

      I had a freedom boner from start to finish

      about 13 days ago
    • J A M E S
      J A M E S

      Edits alone are worth subbing for

      about 13 days ago
    • WOLF G
      WOLF G

      Smart car?

      about 14 days ago
    • JuneThaa LOCCC
      JuneThaa LOCCC

      Trans am

      about 15 days ago
    • Kolin Martz
      Kolin Martz

      No trans am / firebird episode?

      about 20 days ago
    • Isaac Visser
      Isaac Visser

      Can anyone tell me about the GT 37 we have one and I need information about it

      about 23 days ago
    • sebastian ruiz
      sebastian ruiz

      Up to speed on Pontiac and Firebird

      about 24 days ago
    • bosch


      about 26 days ago
    • Nich Pave-Low
      Nich Pave-Low

      Yo, do a all Hemi episode my mane!

      about 28 days ago
    • Earl Thisguy
      Earl Thisguy

      Best ending ever ! Gotta have a Bikini babe on your arm while eating a hot dog ! I’m naming my son lightning !

      about 1 month ago
    • Lee Ming Hwan
      Lee Ming Hwan

      Make a up to speed on motorcycle

      about 1 month ago
    • Bboy kidcombo1 salsamoto
      Bboy kidcombo1 salsamoto

      Hurs per...

      about 1 month ago
    • Hayden Carr
      Hayden Carr

      I watched this while plying gta5 do the firebird

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Black
      Richard Black

      Up to speed: Ram Rebel TRX.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dark Legit
      Dark Legit

      I hope one day gm will bring back pontiac for the gto the firebird the g8 and the fiero POP UP AND DOWN HEADLIGHT

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Wood
      Michael Wood In reply to Dark Legit

      Dark Legit I feel like it’s gonna happen soon, the Camaro, corvette and CTS-v can only bring so much and there’s a huge Pontiac following just waiting

      about 3 days ago
    • Brian Parker
      Brian Parker

      Do a show on the Chevy Montecarlo! All the way up to the intimidator

      about 1 month ago
    • Thomas Jensen
      Thomas Jensen

      I want to see your take on H bodies. Vega/ Monza

      about 1 month ago
    • avelino Garcia
      avelino Garcia


      about 1 month ago
    • Sai Alfonso
      Sai Alfonso

      1:08 its john Cena!!!

      about 1 month ago