In 1989, the Pontiac Stinger Concept Aimed to Take Us to the Excitement Edge [Video]
In 1989, people were wearing a whole lot of neon with acid-washed denim, the only Tesla on anybody’s mind was a butt-rock band through Sacramento, cellular phones were still regularly referred to as “car phones,” along with the Howard Hesseman vehicle Head of the Class was the number-20 show on television. Beach-oriented culture was a huge influence on young people, along with hang gliding was still seen as a relevant along with not at all ludicrous adventure sport. Into This kind of environment leapt General Motors’ Excitement Division—the late Pontiac—with the Stinger concept, a celly-equipped beach buggy with air suspension along having a host of action-oriented features.
Rolling on stupid-wide-for-the-day 295/50R-16 front along with 295/50R-18 rear Goodyears, the Stinger could rock a four-inch lift if conditions called for the idea. So far, which’s pretty standard, conceptual stuff, the kind of thing which ultimately came true from the future. however then the Stinger got weird. Real weird. the idea came equipped with everything through door-mounted cooler to a calculator; through a sewing kit to a garden hose to a Dustbuster (perhaps a nod to GM’s soon-to-arrive U-Centeng minivans). The pull-out cellphone could be hooked up to an included answering machine, while a second phone resided from the passenger armrest.
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To showcase all This kind of along with more, GM put together a promotional clip complete with its own Pontiac-touting jingloid soundtrack along with featuring young folks engaging in outdoor sports. along with, for some reason, engaging in zany antics with paint. the idea’s a cheesetacular extended spot through the same minds who brought you the cult-antihero Aztek a scant 12 years later. Watch along with be thankful for, well, whatever the idea is usually you’re thankful for.