The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, is no longer after two blasts finally brought the structure down. The Silverdome was home to numerous motorsport and sporting events during its life and was home to the Detroit Lions from 1975 until 2001.
So, we briefly remember the Silverdome with a little autocross action. Fittingly, with a Pontiac Fiero GT. It’s a Pontiac Fiero autocrossing at the Pontiac Silverdome… in Pontiac, Michigan.
According to the video, the quick little Fiero placed second that day, only behind a Honda S2000. Not bad for a forgotten mid-engine sports car.
As for the Silverdome, the first detonation of the facility ultimately failed after charges failed to blow this past Sunday. Still, the Silverdome was arguably still standing even after the second explosion, leading many internet-goers to question what the facility is made of. Some pointed to sponsorship logos still painted on the building reading “Volvo” and “Nokia” with humor—both are often referred to as indestructible.
Thanks for the memories, Silverdome.