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About me and my passion for cars

I have been a Trans Am nut since 1975, TWO YEARS before Smokey and The Bandit came out. I saw a brand new TA driving down the street and my mouth dropped. When I saw the movie 2 years later the new-for-77 nose and the t-roofs made me fel that Pontiac took the coolest car ever made and made it even cooler. After that I wanted a 77 or 78 TA with t-toofs; color wasn't important. I've owned 4 TA's since my first in 1985; a red 78, a red 85, a 77 SE; and the 78 SE I have now. I was one of the first members of the Bandit Trans Am Club when it started in 1992 and I have a gallery there with a ton of pics of both SEs I have owned. My 78 SE has the W72 400 - .030 over with the Edelbrock Performer Power Package (carb, manifold & cam); tall chrome valve covers; all emissions removed; ceramic coated headers with true dual exhaust; 3.23 rear gears with turbo 350 with a shift kit; WS6 suspension with polyurethane bushings and subframe connectors; and also functional hood scoop.

My first car

1973 Dodge Dart Sport

Car I wish I still had

My first TA - red 1978

My dream car

The 1960s Batmobile

Car clubs I’m in

Bandit Trans Am Club,, Charter Oak Firebirds,


  • Type of racing: Drag
  • Driver: Don Prudhomme
  • Driving song: Trans Am by Sammy Hagar
  • Car movie: Smokey and The Bandit
  • Car book: The Fabulous Firebird by Michael Lamm
  • Car magazine: High Performance Pontiac

— Profile last updated: Sep 23, 2007

Date Joined Sep 19, 2007
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This group is for ALL owners of the Pontiac Trans Am, from 1969-2002

New Jersey, United States


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Save this URL into your Favorites: " " Call or email anytime 402.465.5756 or For 2014 Event details please go to for regular updates. Full route details are posted during the registration process. Also all the Hotel...

Nebraska, United States


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Newly formed Firebird club based in western Mass. Open to owners and fans of the 1967-2002 Pontiac Firebird(all models)

Massachusetts, United States


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Jan 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm
Love the Trans Am, beautiful car!!
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Aug 29, 2008 at 6:07 am

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