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From muscle car to memory

'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'Knight Rider' helped Pontiacs to become symbols of pop culture

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By Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / April 28, 2009

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Yesterday marks the beginning of the end of an era for Michael D'Arezzo. General Motors Corp. said that it would close its Pontiac division by the end of next year. And just like that, D'Arezzo's 1979 Quazar-blue Pontiac Firebird complete with 8-track cassette player felt like a historic relic of America's muscle car era. (Full article: 794 words)

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