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Old 02-25-2005, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So why do they call them GOATS?

Hello i am a proud owner of an `05 Phantom Black GTO, i was just wondering why exactly do we call our GTO's "Goats", whats the story?. Thanks. :cheers
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I was wondering that myself a goat is such a repulsive creature, and this car is anything but repulsive
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BACK IN THE DAY MUSCLE CAR DAYS LATE 60'S EARLY 70'S GTOS WERE CALLED A GOAT BECAUSE A GOAT WILL EAT ANYTHING. THINK ABOUT IT IN
RACE CAR TERMS A CAR THAT WOULD EAT ANYTHING WOULD BE GOOD!
THUS THE TERM GOAT OR GTO, BUT A GOAT HATES YELLOW AND WOUNT
EAT CHEESE!

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Old 02-25-2005, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Wow thats a pretty wierd term to relate to a fast car, i could just say my car is like "A MOnster!" meaning like it's extremely fast. But Goat because it will eat anything is pretty wierd, they could at least say something like "Shark" that's aggressive and a little more scarier than a Goat hehe. But if ya can't beat them...join them.
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Early on, Pontiac tried to promote a tiger theme for the GTO. Then they tried calling it "the great one" which is about the stupidest advertising pitch to ever come out of Detroit. In the end, the lowly goat became the preferred designation.

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I always thought that it came from trying to pronounce the letters G T O as a word. Back in the 60s some used to say it meant Gas, Tires, & Oil. My first car was a '67 GTO, and in the beginning I used to hate the name goat. But it grew on me.

As EdwardC stated, Pontiac pushed the GTO as a Tiger, GeeTO Tiger came up a lot although sometimes they would use Tiger to reference any Pontiac. Eventually they gave in and used "The Goat" in advertising. Like: "The goat that preferes asphalt to tin."
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I remember my dad telling me about his 1969 GTO Judge, it was that orange-ish color, and a manual trans., that people used to say GTO meant Get (your) Tools Out.
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i always thought the hood scoops for some of the goats (including the 2005s) looked like a goat's nostrils Then again, my parents had yet to meet when original goat came out !! Ignorance is bliss.
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Well, I prefer the Tiger (can you tell )..although the Goat may eat them all, the Tiger is meaner and faster than a goat...I know we called them goats when we cruised and street raced back in the Van Nuys days, but I will stick with the Tiger !!
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How the Goat got it's name...

Say the letters GTO as fast as you can for
twenty times....near the end it will sound like the word "goat"

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