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What does goat stand for?

I was wondering what it stood for and how it started?
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I was wondering what it stood for and how it started?
grand trismo omolagato

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GTO...move the letters around and you have Goat...I never was a big fan of that in the "day"...nor "The Great One" or some of the others...Gran Turismo Omologato or GTO has always worked for me...
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grand trismo omolagato
Acutually its' Gran Turismo Omologato which is an Italian acronym meaning a homologated grand touring car. Goat is just a colloquialism that comes from the initals. Were you just looking for what the initials stand for or what the term itself means? It's actually kind of boring, You could look it up on wiki. Like Silversport said, GTO is fine with me....

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The word "Goat" was an ad created by Wangers in 67 showing a young man standing next to a red 67 with rally I's and redlines. The ad was titled "A boy and his GOAT" and was rejected several times by the corporate committee.

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Just a play on the letters, as stated above. We used to say Gas Tires Oil, Get The Others, and my favorite: Get the Tools Out.
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Acutually its' Gran Turismo Omologato which is an Italian acronym meaning a homologated grand touring car. Goat is just a colloquialism that comes from the initals. Were you just looking for what the initials stand for or what the term itself means? It's actually kind of boring, You could look it up on wiki. Like Silversport said, GTO is fine with me....
basically it came from GM one morning. They walked into the shop and this car had magically appeared from god. on the side was embroidered GTO. No one knows how it got there just that jesus himself drove it haha

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Elaborating on what Randy stated:

Wanger's team was given an assignment to form a word from the G-T-O initials, the only letter that could create a name was the letter "A". The letters were jumbled around and the only word that could be created was GOAT. Goat was presented to the Pontiac brass who rebuked the name and stated no way will the car be referenced to a goat.

The word GOAT spread quickly and the name GOAT was then tagged.

This is the official version of how GOAT came to be.

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Very interesting. I've filled my learning quota for the day.
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