Pontiac Firebird

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Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird
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Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on February 21, 2017 • views: 313

This ’69 Firebird is owned by Sid Tracy, and was built by Troy Grudge from BBT Fabrications, with design help from Ben Hermance from Hermance Designs. Sid wasn’t sure how people would respond to the changes they made to the cars nose, the Challenger headlights, and the ground effects. They’ve gone over well with Pontiac […]

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1970 Pontiac Firebird Blackhawk
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1970 Pontiac Firebird Blackhawk

Filed in Pontiac Firebird by on November 25, 2016 • views: 724

A 1970 Pontiac Firebird rebuilt to modern-car standards and hopped up to an astounding 1,200 horsepower sold at the Mecum auction (2014). It went for $87,000, far behind some other cars at the Mecum Chicago Auction. The 1970 Firebird had been rebuilt with modern components. The 480-cubic-inch Pontiac engine has been rebored for brute power, […]

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1970 Pontiac Formula ‘Cochise’
1970 Pontiac Firebird 'Cochise'

1970 Pontiac Formula ‘Cochise’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on March 24, 2016 • views: 2911

This 1970 Pontiac Formula named ‘Cochise’ is owned by Albert Melchior (Carbon Customs). Albert worked with Scott Mock (Vintage Racing & Performance) to get the car built, and showcases the works of Carbon Customs, Anvil Auto, Ride Tech, and Vintage Racing & Performance. The car was built just prior to, and displayed at the 2011 […]

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1967 Pontiac Firebird – Blown ’Bird
1967 Pontiac Firebird - Blown ’Bird

1967 Pontiac Firebird – Blown ’Bird

Filed in Pontiac Firebird by on March 20, 2016 • views: 1837

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Pro Touring, drag racing, roots-blown supercar! If the goal was stealth, then we don’t know how well that was really achieved. Mike Ardito of Tri Power Automotive of Libertyville, Illinois, says a “stealth” look was what car owner Pete Krehbiel was shooting for when he originally commissioned […]

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1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’
1972 Pontiac Firebird - Code Red

1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on January 22, 2016 • views: 2084

To think that this car was built by an average guy and his friends in a garage is mind blowing. It’s pro level from top to bottom, it’s amazingly well sorted, and it kicks ass in a straight line AND on an autocross course. This is owner/builder Bob Bertelsen’s third award winning car. Each build […]

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The Crow Is Back – Taking on Gas Monkey Garage views: 156

In December we paid tribute to Justin (Big Chief) Shearer and The Crow (his 1972 Pontiac LeMans) that was destroyed last November in a violent crash. We’re excited to report that The Crow is back, and while the original Crow’s body was pretty much destroyed, Big Chief was able to salvage the doors. As you can […]

1978 Macho T/A Turbo views: 232

These Macho T/A graphics may seem like the work of some time-warped customizer, but the Macho T/A is actually a bona-fide collectible. The Macho T/A was originally the handiwork of Dennis and Kyle Mecham.  Dennis and Kyle were the sons of dealership owner, Evan Mecham, and Dennis had modified his black 1976 Trans Am for […]

1975 Pontiac Astre GT views: 225

1975 Pontiac Astre Josh Campbell, Gilbert, AZ Best E.T.: 12.595/110 The Astre GT is one of Pontiac’s lesser known cars. While the light weight Chevy Vega gained popularity with the drag racing crowd, it’s cousin the Astre, didn’t get the same respect. That’s fine I guess. It just makes them more rare and unique now. […]

1971 Pontiac Pegasus views: 270

This Pontiac Pegasus was one of the dreams of General Motors’ design chief, Bill Mitchell. His efforts produced a parade of memorable concept cars and custom cars. This concept car is powered with Ferrari V12 drivetrain, hardware and gauges. The engine, a 365 GTB/4 (Daytona) V12, was offered by Enzo Ferrari and sealed the deal […]