Muscle Car Of The Week Video: 1969 Pontiac Trans-Am Ram Air IV 4-Speed

This is the Trans-Am that started it all… the first-generation 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am, complete with it's understated styling, high-performance suspension, and the highly sought-after 345 HP Ram Air IV V8 / Muncie 4-speed driveline. It's a rare bird for sure, and we're honored to be able to share this prized Muscle Car from … [Read more...]

Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together at Pleasanton

Had a buddy ask me if I'd tow a car down to the Goodguys show this weekend in Pleasanton. He didn't have to ask me twice, I grabbed my wife and we headed out early Saturday morning for the two hour journey to the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We arrived around 8 am and the place was PACKED! I was there a couple years ago and it was busy, but this year the word was out, … [Read more...]

Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Wake Up!! The alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. Still half asleep, I knew that meant it was time to get up and hit the road to Thunderhill Raceway Park for the opening Optima qualifier for 2015. My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, but had never attended a track event with me, so this was going to be a first for both of us. The weather was calling for a chance of … [Read more...]

Muscle Car Of The Week: Stan Antlocer And The World’s Fastest Pontiac Tempest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=XEvHWHoCRUk Extended Interview Podcast: http://www.v8radio.com This week, we have a special episode of Muscle Car Of The Week featuring an exclusive interview with Stan Antlocer, former owner / driver of the 1963 Stan Long Pontiac Super Duty Tempest. This car was known in Super Stock A/FX racing as the … [Read more...]

January ’15 Feature of the Month: 1969 Firebird “Wild Turkey” built by Josh Baker

Story by Josh Baker This project has been a long and “wild” journey that has filled me with moments of great satisfaction, subdued by annoying frustration, feelings of euphoria and great loss. To explain the longevity of the build, it wasn’t that I worked at it slow, but that I started a shop and did many complete restorations and only worked on this on the side. It all … [Read more...]

July ’14 Feature of the Month: Lenie Hamms “Foulplay”

Story by Lenie Hamm Like so many of you I grew up in the era of muscle and have always had an interest in cars. When I turned 16 my first car was a 1964 GTO that I absolutely loved but like everyone else I sold it for one reason or another and moved on. As time went by there were other priorities in life that were far more important than my desire of old cars but I’ve always … [Read more...]

Muscle Car Of The Week Video #52: 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible

In 1969, Pontiac unveiled a high-performance Firebird required by Trans Am rules to allow them to compete in the Trans Am racing series. While other manufacturers were allowed to compete as well, Pontiac grabbed the obvious name choice and called their version the Trans Am. These were potent performers with excellent suspension … [Read more...]