CHICAGO – Now that Pontiac will have a GTO in its lineup, will it have a top of the line Judge as well? Judge was the name given to the highest-performance, Ram-Air-induction option package on 1969-1971 Pontiac GTO muscle cars. John Z. DeLorean, Pontiac chief engineer at the time, borrowed the name from the oft repeated “Here comes the judge” phrase on the then-popular TV show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In. GM planning higher-powered GTO. The name lasted only part way into the ...

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