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Old 06-06-2014, 09:39 AM
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Been in Paris for 4 days now and have not seen a single Pontiac. Not surprised really. Did see one new Camero and all these guys were taking there picture with it. Several Porsches and a couple Maserati. Mostly Smart cars and Citrons. Had to rent a diesel Citron for a couple days. Real unnerving when the engine shuts off every time you stop. I kept thinking it stalled. Glad I'm not driving anymore back on the train today.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:42 PM
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Been in Paris for 4 days now and have not seen a single Pontiac. Not surprised really. Did see one new Camero and all these guys were taking there picture with it. Several Porsches and a couple Maserati. Mostly Smart cars and Citrons. Had to rent a diesel Citron for a couple days. Real unnerving when the engine shuts off every time you stop. I kept thinking it stalled. Glad I'm not driving anymore back on the train today.
Hey Jacques thats CITROEN.....and finding a Pontiac in Paris would like finding a white catholic frenchmen there
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:51 AM
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No Pontiacs in Italy either.

Saw two Chevy's of some kind (small SUV) and one Malibu.

All the rest were FIATs, Renaults and a few Citroens, a few Mercedes and a couple Porches.

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No Pontiacs in Italy either.

Saw two Chevy's of some kind (small SUV) and one Malibu.

All the rest were FIATs, Renaults and a few Citroens, a few Mercedes and a couple Porches.

K
I know of 1 special Pontiac in Italy
A fellow Cammer who has found and rebuilt the 1967 Le Mans Sprint used in Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon/Enter the Dragon,
then left behind and used in several other B rated movies.
Found, Secured, Bought, Rebuilt and last I heard still owned.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM
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Reminds me of when I was in Paris with my Mother -in-law

She kept asking me " Why doesn't anyone speak English here?"

And also "Why Doesn't anyone take American Dollars"

I would just smile and say " BECAUSE WE ARE IN PARIS"
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I know of 1 special Pontiac in Italy
A fellow Cammer who has found and rebuilt the 1967 Le Mans Sprint used in Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon/Enter the Dragon,
then left behind and used in several other B rated movies.
Found, Secured, Bought, Rebuilt and last I heard still owned.
Well - it wasn't out and about when I was there...

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Reminds me of when I was in Paris with my Mother -in-law

She kept asking me " Why doesn't anyone speak English here?"

And also "Why Doesn't anyone take American Dollars"

I would just smile and say " BECAUSE WE ARE IN PARIS"
It's like it's a foreign country or something.

That's what we usually say when we go to Canada.

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No Pontiacs in Italy either.

Saw two Chevy's of some kind (small SUV) and one Malibu.

All the rest were FIATs, Renaults and a few Citroens, a few Mercedes and a couple Porches.

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...and one H3.

I forgot about that until I was telling my office buddies this afternoon about my trip.

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An hour train ride out of Paris you should find a LeMans
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:34 PM
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As an update: no Pontiacs in Barcelona or Madrid so far. Lots of Fords and a few more Chevy's. I just thought Pontiac exported more back in the late 90's.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:51 PM
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Hey Jack forget about trying to spot Pontiacs on your trip and try to enjoy your vacation
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:47 PM
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Thanks, I am enjoying it very much. But as a car guy I cant stop watching the cars also. A hobby that never stops. On the train we passed a junk yard and it was real hard not to go check it out. Hey a junk yard run is a junk yard run.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:08 AM
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I think you're right…it a sickness in a good way. It also keeps us observant witch is helpful in many other circumstances.Enjoy your trip and be safe.
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Well,you have to go to Scandinavia if you want to see A LOT of American cars.Power Big Meet at Västerås,Sweden 3-5 of July gathers around 17-20.000 cars(see my note on the site).People are driving from all over Europé for this event.
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Just an update, no Pontiac's in Scotland either. I have seen a couple of nice Ferrari's.
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Wide Track Pontiac won't fit down those narrow streets
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Damn few American cars in Paris when there last Fall. They drive hard and well there too.
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Did see a Holden (04 GTO) in London on my last day.
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Did see a Holden (04 GTO) in London on my last day.
There is some of this out there, but I have no clue of details, I will get first hand taste of it when my uncle install's his.
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No Pontiacs! I guess the list of countries that I have no reason to visit has just gotten longer!
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