1979 Firebird - Test & Tune
This was my first time at the track WITH the car. I was only 8 years old
at the time, so I was a little overexcited and I wouldn't shut up. My dad
only used the Nitrous plate and set the
Nitrous timer to 1 full second so you
can hear the system kick on. Be sure to watch the other videos!!
1979 Firebird - Into the 8's!!!
Dad's fastest and very last run to date. The impatient driver behind my dad
did his burnout through the run, so you can't hear Dad's car at all. The
"racer" driving the Mustang
was at the 330' when Dad finished. (Ihave the time slip to prove it!)
This is the restoration of my 1979 Trans Am. The first picture was taken in
1984. I found this car again in 2007 and it was in slightly used condition.
Follow along as it comes back to life.
Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
charger steve's movie car drag racing grand national barona drag
strip.smokey and the bandit vs the general lee.
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds,
Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and
Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two
sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.
There were also a series of 1994 television films (Bandit Goes Country,
Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit, and Bandit's Silver Angel) from
original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version,
with actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original films
introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was the fourth
highest-grossing film of 1977.
Rich Texas wheeler-dealer Big Enos Burdette and his son, Little Enos, are
trying to find a truck driver willing to haul Coors beer to Georgia for
their refreshment. At the time, Coors was only distributed in certain
states west of the Mississippi River, and truck drivers who had taken the
bet previously had been discovered and arrested by "Smokey" (truck driver
and CB slang for highway patrolmen). At a local truck rodeo, the Texans
locate legendary truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville and offer him US$80,000,
the price of a new truck, to haul 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana,
Texas to the "Southern Classic" in Georgia -- in 28 hours, driving a total
of 1,800 mi (2,900 km) (This was an artistic liberty, as Texarkana, Texas,
is located in a dry county and Coors was not legally sold there,and the
trip is actually only 1260 miles.)
Bandit accepts the bet and recruits fellow truck driver Cledus "Snowman"
Snow to drive the truck; Snow brings along his dog, a Basset Hound named
"Fred", for company. After requesting an advance from the Burdettes for a
"speedy car", Bandit purchases a black Pontiac Trans Am, which he will
drive himself as a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck
and its cargo. The duo reach Texas ahead of schedule, load their truck with
Coors, and immediately head back towards Georgia. Shortly thereafter,
Bandit picks up professional dancer and apparent runaway bride Carrie, whom
he nicknames "Frog" because (in her anxiety) she was "always hopping
around". However, by picking up Carrie, Bandit becomes the target of Texas
Sheriff Buford T. Justice, "a respectable law officer of over thirty years
seniority", whose handsome yet very simple-minded son Junior was to have
been Carrie's groom.
The remainder of the film is essentially one big high-speed chase, as
Bandit and Frog attract continuous attention from local and state police
brown ta idling
brown trans am just got off the trailer, brown sugar. drag racing.
John Storie's 78 Trans Am drag racing at Greer S.C.
John Storie's 78 Trans Am, shakedown run at Greer Dragway, South Carlina.
Car is Sponsored by TransamPartsandMore.com. Attention Pontiac Fans, try to
overlook the Pro Car we were paired with. This is the first run on our
bracket motor, Pontiac 400, stock stroke, stock rods stock bore, no NOS.
More to come. Thanks to all our friends and family for the support. This
car was built in 6 weeks with the help of my friends at Mountain Automotive
and Performance, Swannanoa North Carolina. Special thanks to Garry Ramsey
and Brent Burnette. The Nitrous motor
will be ready soon, that is the 1/4 mile motor, and we are still looking
for sponsors, lord willing the car should run in the 9's on the 1/4 tracks.
Anyone interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Again, John
formula 400 LS1 Z06 5.0 Lightning
1971 Formula 400 TH400. Mods: #48 heads (unported), 068 cam, hooker
competition headers, HEI, jetted carb, changed ign curve and 3.42 gears.
55K miles and all was stock before mods. The red 79 WS6 TA has a stock LS1
with a modest program, dual exh w no cats, 3.23 posi, AOD and fresh paint.
Pontiac 535 KCIR In car
Testing one inch spacer with not so favorable results, ran a best of 10.12
at 135 mph. Should have been a nine second night, oh well that's why we
test things. This is my Trans Am with a 535 cid, car wieghs in at 3908
with driver, 3.50 gear and a 4400 stall. Nothing is optimized, I need more
gear and more converter.