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The first and only podcast exclusively covering GM's performance division, Pontiac. From the Cruisin' Tiger's Pontiac Club.

The first and only podcast exclusively covering GM's performance division, Pontiac. From the Cruisin' Tiger's Pontiac Club.

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United States

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The first and only podcast exclusively covering GM's performance division, Pontiac. From the Cruisin' Tiger's Pontiac Club.

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English


Episodes

Pontiac Talk Episode 28

4/27/2021
This is part four in a series featuring the legend Jim Wangers. Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac. In this episode, Jim talks specifically about how GM went ahead to give the 'OK' for the GTO, and that famous Car & Driver Magazine road test featuring this new model for Pontiac and Ferrari's GTO. Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:32:06

Pontiac Talk Episode 27

4/15/2021
We talk with the experts, and we with the average Joe's (and Jill's!) about our favorite subject, Pontiac! Our guest for this episode is a hobbyist for over 40 years - John Hugentober. We can all thank John for being one of the early enthusiasts to bring the hobby to social media. Chances are you have either followed one of his pages, seen images of one of his cars, or even talked to him online. This is a guy who lives and breathes Pontiac! Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES...

Duration:00:51:54

Pontiac Talk Episode 26

3/29/2021
We welcome back to the podcast, Don Keefe. Automotive historian, author, and Editor-In-Chief of PONCHO PERFECTION magazine, an exclusive publication available to all members of the Cruisin' Tiger Pontiac Club. This is part one of a multi-part series on Pontiac Concept Cars! Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART Be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club! Sign up here

Duration:00:40:02

Pontiac Talk Episode 25

3/16/2021
In our pursuit of knowledge regarding all types of Pontiac models and options, Mark Zander talks to Kevin Guido about the rare 70's T-37 and GT-37 options. They will discuss the origins and specifics, and how Kevin has come to know about these cars first hand. Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION Be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club! Sign up here

Duration:00:45:06

Pontiac Talk Episode 24

2/19/2021
We've talked to some well-known personalities in the Pontiac hobby here on the podcast, but we also want to share the stories and experiences from the average PMD collector and hobbyist. Meet John Piotrowski. A fellow Chicago-area native, John talks to host Mark Zander about his 35 years of buying/selling/and restoring Pontiacs, including his two latest projects! Thanks again to our great sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION

Duration:00:44:25

Pontiac Talk Episode 23

1/29/2021
By popular demand - here now is part three in a continuing series featuring the legend Jim Wangers. Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac. In this episode, more about the early years of the GTO...it's development, marketing and impact. Enjoy! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:27:46

Pontiac Talk Episode 22

1/12/2021
This is part two in a series featuring the legend Jim Wangers. Mark Zander talked to Jim back in 2009 about all things Pontiac. In this episode, it's all about the early years for Pontiacs masterpiece; The GTO Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:23:16

Pontiac Talk Episode 21

12/21/2020
As suggested by a Pontiac Talk listener, Mark and Paul each reveal and discuss the top 5 Pontiacs they would like to own. Not an easy task! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:47:16

Pontiac Talk Episode 20

11/26/2020
Way back in 2009 - Host Mark Zander had this idea for a podcast, one in which had we talk about vintage Pontiacs and those involved in making, advertising, and collecting Pontiacs. He was lucky enough to have recorded several interview with a very important gentleman to the rise and sustained success of Pontiac in the 60's and 70's, Jim Wangers. This is episode 1 with Jim from the vaults. Enjoy! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE &...

Duration:00:55:43

Pontiac Talk Episode 19

11/17/2020
As Pontiac nuts we all known about the big motors - 400, 428, 455 - and even the smaller ones, like the 326 and 350. This week we talk to Jim Black. He is what you would call a 'Cammer' - that is an enthusiast of the OHC 6 motor found in LeMans, Tempest, and Firebird models during the latter half of the sixties. As a matter of fact, he created the OHC6.com registry. That makes him 'Head Cammer'! Listen in and learn about this motor and what makes them so special. Thanks again to our...

Duration:01:00:28

Pontiac Talk Episode 18

10/28/2020
You know the voice. Now hear the voice of John Kraman from Mecum talk about his unique history of, and love for, Pontiacs! You may be surprised. John also talks about his role at Mecum and what specific Pontiac has been part of his personal collection since 1976. Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART TTA PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:01:02:27

Pontiac Talk Episode 17

10/14/2020
Mark and Paul talk to the current 'caretaker' of the late Pontiac author/enthusiast Paul Zazarine's 1966 GTO. Mark Williams will share his personal story and how he ended up with this famous piece of Pontiac history. Thanks as always to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE

Duration:00:55:56

Pontiac Talk Episode 16

9/24/2020
Keith joins us to talk about Pontiac's relationship with NASCAR and share his personal knowledge and stories of the vintage Pontiac race cars he now has in his own personal collection! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART TTA PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:01:31:14

Pontiac Talk Episode 15

9/8/2020
Mark and Paul talk about The Crusin' Tigers Pontiac Club and how you can get involved in helping to shape the future of the club and annual The Indian Uprising meet for years to come, starting August of 2021! Thanks as always to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:28:24

Pontiac Talk Episode 14

8/27/2020
This time around we're talking to a fellow hobbyist, Andre Rayman. You may already know Andre. He has been a Pontiac guy for years that has been known to share his stash of acquired parts (for a fair price) with others who need them. Paul Weinstein has been a customer. Maybe you have to? He shares his story and his collection with us. Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART TTA PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:31:50

Pontiac Talk Episode 13

8/18/2020
Vic Shrek joins us to talk about the GTOAA and his own personal Pontiac collection. We also get around to discussing the return of the GTO in 2004 and how all Pontiac fans must stick together! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:49:42

Pontiac Talk Episode 12

7/24/2020
This is Part II of our chat with Jim Mattison, President and Founder of PHS (Pontiac Historical Services). More great stories about Pontiacs, some that never existed and some that (surprisingly!) do. Jim also has some solid tips to follow when you are looking to buy your next vintage Pontiac. Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART TTA PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:52:27

Pontiac Talk Episode 11

7/10/2020
This time around we have none other than Jim Mattison, President and Founder of PHS (Pontiac Historical Services), talking about his experiences in the car business and how his company became the one and only resource to validate our vintage Pontiacs! This is the first of two episodes to feature Jim - lots of ground to cover! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:41:58

Pontiac Talk Episode 10

6/26/2020
Listen in as Joe from TTA PERFORMANCE tells us why he actually loves the Pontiac 301 and how he's turned his Pontiac hobby into a thriving turbo-charged business that boasts customers world wide! Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:59:18

Pontiac Talk Episode 9

6/5/2020
Ron and John Berglund join Mark and Paul to discuss their specific passion within the hobby - The Pontiac 2+2. Hear the story of a father and son completing not one, but TWO nut and bolt restorations! Great info and history on this big-bodied beauty. They will also give us few 'Tech Tips' to stick in our back pocket. Thanks again to our sponsors; AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART Sign up to be a member of the Cruisin' Tigers Pontiac Club here

Duration:00:46:51