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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies
    https://www.ericpetersautos.com ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

    07/10/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development. “If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Smith and Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company. Republicans are pitching...
  • The very first two Pontiac Firebirds ever built are for sale on Ebay

    05/12/2019 7:50:30 AM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | May 11, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The first two production Pontiac Firebirds ever built are currently up for sale, but if you want them, you have to buy the pair, because the seller wouldn’t have it any other way. The 1967 coupe and convertible spent their early days as Pontiac show cars before being released for public sale and have reportedly been together ever since. They didn’t lead a pampered life, however, and by 2014 were in pretty rough shape and not in running condition. That’s when the folks at Gas Monkey Garage of “Fast and Loud” fame heard about them and bought the birds for...
  • Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made

    03/01/2018 6:00:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    How did Kevin and his business partner (and cousin) Don Emery score this very special Trans Am? It all started with an ad that is featured in every Ames catalog and on its website: "Wanted: Low Mileage Low Production Cars." One day Kevin received a call from a Don Larsen of Victorville, California. Don mentioned that he had a car that Ames might be interested in and said it was possibly the first production 1969 Trans Am ever built. "Don was thinking retirement and figured it was time to sell the TA," says Kevin. That's a pretty bold claim to...
  • A Few Birds

    11/28/2015 3:05:35 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 19 replies
  • Top jihadi forum list updated

    04/03/2011 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | April 3, 2011 | n/a
    Top jihadi forum list updated
  • Onboard pilot optional with Northrop's Firebird spy plane

    05/09/2011 10:57:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan
    Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. has quietly developed a new spy plane that can listen in on phone conversations, use high-powered radar and shoot live video footage as it flies at 30,000 feet above the Earth. And the spy plane, expected to be unveiled Monday, would operate with or without a pilot sitting in the cockpit. Until now, U.S. military aircraft have been designed to either have a pilot on board or be an unmanned drone. But Northrop's new plane, dubbed the Firebird, can switch from being a traditional aircraft to a drone with just a few modifications. The Century...
  • Well, I finally traded my old '91 Firebird (for a '99)with 180,000 miles ... (SHAMELESS VANITY)

    03/30/2006 5:14:38 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 49 replies · 1,034+ views
    Self | 3/30/06 | Self
    A couple of weeks ago, I had a brake line fail, no big deal in itself, but when the car was on the hoist, you could clearly see the carpeting coming through the rusted floorboard. One seat bolt had already rusted away and I figured that someday soon I may wind up sitting on the street. On top of that, the driver's side door was getting real hard to close so I thought I better get something before the door falls off. So I started looking: one Camaro was a real dog, one was great but expensive, and there was...