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March 2016 Retro Gaming Article

March 28, 2016 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

An iconic black Trans Am made a rebooted appearance at the NY Auto Show via Trans Am Depot

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
I love the classic Trans Am design, but you can't ignore a reboot offering 840 horse power.
I grew up with a passion for the Pontiac Trans Am. It was the end-all be-all of automotive lust when I was in high school. As an upgrade to the Firebird, the infamous eagle on the hood among other upgrades, put the Trans Am at the top of many lists. I never owned one, but that car made a lasting impression on me. Thus we''re going to tuck in a brief post about this retro car :)

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am eagle logo When the Pontiac brand was retired by GM in 2010 it was the end of an era. The return of the Chevy Camaro, highlighted by Bumblebee in the 2007 Transformers movie, made many wonder if the Firebird would also make a comeback.

That comeback didn't come to fruition, but Trans Am Depot is in the business of restoring vintage Trans Ams, and other vehicles, as well as creating a limited edition Trans Am Bandit Edition! They purchased the license to use the name and logo to brand their custom-built Chevrolet Camaros.

Trans Am Depot Bandit Edition The Trans Am became part of pop culture after it's appearance in Smokey and the Bandit in '77 and a later model appearing as KITT in Knight Rider (1982 - 1986). Personally I'm more of a Burt Reynolds fan, although I did like aspects of the Hoff's Baywatch show.

I associate the Trans Am with Burt's fame and he's even signed all 77 of the limited Bandit Edition Trans Ams built by the Trans Am Depot. With t-tops and the "Screaming Chicken" on the hood, this is a pretty cool car, although the retro gamer inside me still loves the late 70s model!

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