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1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection
Firebird – Carved To Perfection

1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on May 30, 2017 • views: 656

An engineer and machinist by trade, Ken Ramey carved his Firebird to Pro Touring perfection Michelangelo had marble. The ancient Romans had travertine. Ken Ramey’s material of choice is much harder to whittle into shape than natural stone, but raw blocks of billet aluminum are no match for his mastery of lathes, mills, and five-axis […]

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Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Firebird Metal Mani

Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on February 21, 2017 • views: 1567

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
1969 Firebird Metal Mani

1970 Pontiac Firebird Blackhawk

Filed in Pontiac Firebird by on November 25, 2016 • views: 1469

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: 4359

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: 2825

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: 3272

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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2003 Pontiac IMSA Fiero views: 51

The Pontiac Fiero has never really received much respect. Yes, it has it’s fans. Pretty much every vehicle out there has a fan base. But it’s really an underdog compared to the Pontiac Firebird. Even though it was designed as a sporty 2-seater, it only produced 140 horsepower. People have tried to build the Fiero […]

Pontiac’s Contribution to Word War II views: 107

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked GM’s chief William S. Knudsen to head the new National Defense Advisory Commission. His job was to lead the mobilization of the American industry to build the nation’s defense arsenal. Meanwhile back in Detroit the new GM president C.E. Wilson began shepherding the corporation into its “guns and […]

1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO views: 391

Here’s another classic GTO with modern muscle. This 1970 GTO sports a 450 horsepower LS1 GM v8 mated to a 4L60E overdrive transmission. The transmission is shifted to a Lokar shifter, and the power is sent to a the rear tires through 3.73 gear and a posi-trac differential. A dual exhaust with long tube headers and […]

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix RAM AIR GTX views: 1019

The 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Ram Air GTX tuned by SLP may go down as one of the few collectible cars from the 1990’s. So, what’s rare about a 1997 Grand Prix? How many supercharged, 300 horsepower, 3.8 liter V6’s do you remember seeing on the street? How many factory-endorsed SLP tuned cars PERIOD do you remember? A […]