General Motors closing 1,200 dealers

Robb Brown's roots with General Motors Co. (GM) run deep.

His grandfather, Willis E. Brown Sr., founded Toledo's Brown Pontiac in 1926, which is currently the oldest seller of the GM brand in the U.S. The decision by the beleaguered automaker to kill Pontiac surprised Brown, whose first Pontiac was a 1971 LeMans with a GTO hood.