By Vern Parker
Pontiac was busy building excitement in 1966 and Leo Cummings wanted to be a part of it.
He had his eye on a Catalina 2+2 convertible but such a dazzling car did not mesh well with the young man's family situation which included a wife and two children.
Consequently, plans for the Pontiac were placed on indefinite hold.
Besides the shark gill slits on the rear fenders what had attracted Cummings to the stylish Pontiac was the advertised performance of the car. All of the available V-8 engines delivered well over 300 horsepower.