Once upon a time there, was an American Indian named Pontiac. He was known as an Ottawa leader who became famous during the American Indian struggle against the British military occupation of the Great Lakes region in the years 1763 to 1766.
Now the name Pontiac has become a brand for automobiles that is produced by General Motors and has been sold in Canada, Mexico, and the United States since 1926. It is marketed by General Motors as an athletic brand which specializes in mainstream performance vehicles.
The Pontiac story begins at a time were the car was seen as a middle-of-the-road reliable car that were more suited to middle income buyers of middle age. The young lucrative emerging performance oriented customer eluded the brand. Yes, they were reliable but Pontiac just could not shake off that dowdy image.
It was like that during the years 1946-1948, sales were growing alright but their cars, the Torpedoes and Streamliners, were quickly becoming out of step and out of date with the growing youth market.
Change had to come and it came with the introduction of the Chieftain which replaced the Torpedo. Then in 1954 the Star Chief was created. The Star Chief was Pontiac's prestige model. It was easily recognizable because of its chrome star trim along the sides. On episode 100 of I Love Lucy the characters drove to the West Coast on a 1955 Star Chief.
In 1957,the Star Chief Custom Bonneville was introduced as part of its push to raise the marque out of the doldrums. The Bonneville gained a full range of styles and received the lion's share of Pontiac's attention in the the marketplace
In 1958, the Star Chief was only limited to sedans and hardtops. Nearing its end the Star Chief was no longer Pontiac's prestige model but it still was a well appointed car.
Already in the early 1960's the model had become dated so in 1966, the car was renamed the Star Chief Executive as its first step to retiring the name. In 1967 the Star Chief name was dropped and was renamed the Executive. And so ends the story of the Pontiac Star Chief.
Yet we can still continue our own story. Now the Pontiac Star Chief still can be appreciated by renting the car at one of classic car rental dealers. Check on the Internet and find one that suits your needs.
The Pontiac Star Chief is one of the first cool cars of Pontiac, but it is now part of the history books. By renting it at one of the classic car rentals in Las Vegas, you can revive it and write your own history on the asphalt.
Make your own history.
You may have seen the little books called ‘Entertainment Books’. The coupon books that are full of restaurant and fast food coupons, along with a number of other things. Most people get the books for the coupons for restaurants, but they offer far more value than that!
Here’s how it works. You purchase the Entertainment book (either online or through a fundraising effort- many schools sell them as fundraising for school programs!). The cost is usually around $20, although if you purchase it through their website in midsummer, you can often get it for half price or only pay shipping (that’s when I get mine!) It’s full of coupons that you can rip out and use at participating locations. It’s a good idea to look before hand at the participating locations, to make sure you actually frequent those places, so you get the best bang for your buck.
Many hotels advertise and offer discounts though the Entertainment Book such Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Marriott, Red Roof Inn, Clarion, Days Inn, and many others!
Some of the best deals can be had by using car rental discounts and coupons from the Entertainment Book. These include: Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, National and Hertz.
You can save thousands of dollars by using your coupons. Often times you may receive rental car coupons in membership mailings as well! Another great place to find them is in local coupon mailers!
My grandparents recently traveled to another state to visit relatives. Using Coupons from the entertainment book I gave them, they saved over 65% on their car rental for a 2 week rental. Plus, they got a free upgrade to a larger car! So the next time you decide to plan a vacation, sign up for your Entertainment Coupon Book first, so you can save money at all the hotels, attractions, movies, sporting events and restaurants you plan on taking in while you travel. After all, the more money you save, the more fun you have!