Pontiac is an automobile brand established in 1926 as a companion make for General Motors' Oakland. Quickly overtaking its parent in popularity, it supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933 and, for most of its life, became a companion make forChevrolet. Pontiac was sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by General Motors (GM). Pontiac was marketed as the performance division of General Motors for many years, specializing in mainstream performance vehicles. Pontiac was relatively more popular in Canada, where for much of its history it was marketed as a low-priced vehicle.
On April 27, 2009, amid ongoing financial problems and restructuring efforts, GM announced it would discontinue the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and focus on four core brands in North America: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC. The last GM-built Pontiacs were built in late 2009/early 2010, with the final dealer franchises expiring October 31, 2010
In 2010, Trans Am Depot was founded by brothers Tod and Scott Warmack and Jim Dowling of Tallahassee, FL. to build new Pontiac's that would capture the look and feel of the great muscle cars that were once an icon of the Pontiac division of General Motors.