These cars are so cool. I love the louvers and air scoops. Details like that give these old cars personality, something that has disappeared from American cars any more. Car makers actually think the Prius looks good. Ugh. Whats more is they can turn out like this when restored:
For all you Ford lovers. I included this video because the guys story is unreal. You have to listen to the history of his car. unbelievable!
I knew a couple of guys who had Pontiacs like this when I was growing up. In fact they were pretty easy to come by. Great car and a classic piece of American muscle car history. Read more about DA JUDGE HERE!
Read about this legendary sports care here: LINK Been a long week. Back to regular blogging soon.
Looking back Burt Reynolds wasn’t really as cool as we all thought he was. But the 77-78 Trans Am’s WERE! This car was bad azz even though it wasn’t a product of the muscle car heyday. Few performance cars made after the 1973 Arab oil embargo delivered much in the way of performance especially throughout the rest of the 1970′s. The EPA mandated smog equipment and the publics desire for fuel economy in the immediate aftermath was a disaster for American muscle cars. There were a few exceptions and the Pontiac Trans Am was one of them.
There are few movie cars more likely to get men’s hearts racing faster than the car Mad Max (Mel Gibson) drove in the movie of the same name. This video is of a real life re-creation that someone put together and it’s AWESOME. In my opinion if you roll up to a car show in this monster, you win. You can check out the car’s history here: LINK
Well this weeks Hall of Fame Muscle Car is my very own 1973 Firebird. I’m posting it because I’m bummed out. After spending the last three days painting the kids bedrooms, I was hoping for a day off for myself. I registered for a car show in Merchantville N.J. and have been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks. But as my luck runs…today’s a washout. After a week of hot dry weather, today it rains. Oh well. You can read all about this legendary Pontiac here: LINK
You can also see the pics documenting the restoration of my car by clicking the Firebird Project link above.
You needed a strong stomach to own anything made by American Motors Corp. back in the day. To say their cars lacked something, like (quality, reliability etc.) is certainly an understatement. That explains why they are no longer in business.
But if you had a 1969 AMX you had the one car AMC ever made that you could admit to owning and not be laughed at. It was a small car with a 390 ci. engine in some cases. You had to be careful if you got into a race with one because you could get burned. I remember exactly ONE in the neighborhood growing up and it was black. Everyone thought it reminded them of Mad Max’s car. They were neat.