In the mid-1980's Pontiac came out with a new sporty car called the Fiero and I was smitten (OK, my first car was a Pinto, so give me a break!) My Fiero, a GT model, was give-me-a-ticket-red. The little car was, well, little! They were two-seaters and had a trunk that forced owners to be very creative in packing bags. Each of the bucket seats included stereo speakers built in to headrest, kinda like external headphones. The Fiero was totally impractical for most trips, but it was a blast to drive. Someone relieved me of it from my own backyard in 1988. Police later found it burned somewhere in West Birmingham. I hope they at least burned their fingers torching it. It came to mind today, of course, because the Pontiac brand is being torched by GM, one in a string of steps the automaker is taking in its quest to become, if not a moneymaker, at least not such a loser.