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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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1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am

1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on April 1, 2017 • views: 1587

Built by Brad Riekoff and his crew at West Bend Dyno Tuning in West Bend, Wisconsin, this 1000 HP Trans Am is one bad Bird! Representing the joint efforts of over 31 manufacturers and several THOUSAND hours of labor, this vehicle was on display at SEMA 2013, featured in several magazines including Popular Hot Rodding, […]

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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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1969 Pontiac GTO JudgeMENTAL
1969 Pontiac GTO JudgeMENTAL

1969 Pontiac GTO JudgeMENTAL

Filed in Pontiac GTO, Pro Tour by on August 29, 2016 • views: 3276

Don and Darren Nickleson grew up with a gearhead father, so it was only natural they’d follow in his footsteps. As Don bought and fixed up cars, Darren joined in. Darren eventually started Indy Street Rod and Classics, a successful collision repair shop that also builds high-end rods and street machines. “I’d been looking for […]

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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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1963 Lemans Resto Pro Touring
1963 Lemans Resto Pro Touring

1963 Lemans Resto Pro Touring

Filed in Pontiac Lemans, Pro Tour by on March 18, 2016 • views: 2853

This amazing 1963 Pontiac Leman’s has been completely rebuilt with comfort and performance in mind. Features: Super Duty Tempest hood scoop Raven Black finish Rear spoiler Engine: 6.0 Liter V8. (2006 GTO engine) LS2/LS3 hybrid (ported head and Comp Cams camshaft) – 525 Hp Transmission: GTO TR 6 Speed Manual Dana 44 rear Full C4 Corvette […]

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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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Year One’s 1973 Brewster Green Trans Am
1973 Pontiac Trans Am

Year One’s 1973 Brewster Green Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on January 18, 2016 • views: 5103

As President of YearOne, Kevin King has seen a hot muscle car or two in his day. In fact, YearOne’s in-house hot rod shop, Ghostworks Garage, has been building high-profile street machines for the better part of a decade. Although the shop cranks out the usual suspects for customers—like ’69 Camaros, Chevelles, and fastback Mustangs—when […]

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1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am
1973 Pontiac Trans Am

1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on January 12, 2016 • views: 9254

This amazing 1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am came up on ebay in December 2015 for an incredible $139,000.00. And as far as we know, it didn’t sell. The description in the ad states: 1973 Trans Am Pro-Touring, Custom Frame off Restoration! SEMA Feature, HPP Magazine & Optima Challenge car 700 HP 535 ci. Pontiac […]

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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 […]