Those of us lucky enough to be around in 70s when this fantastic car came out drool every time we think of it. Imagine getting a car from factory with a 455 cubic inch engine in it!This car kicked butt! Then if you did some work, like we did to ours, as in having engine blue printed, balanced and a lot more, it did even better. Let’s just say it was doing much better then one horsepower per cubic inch!
This was era of Smokey and Bandit movies. Good ole boy Burt Reynolds drove a black Trans Am in movie and everyone and his uncle all of a sudden wanted one. Of course, by that time ones they were selling were watered down versions with no where near power of original ones.
Since we’re not sure of statute of limitations, let’s just say that any stories are assumed to start “Once Upon A Time”.
One of our favorite stories is when we eere getting onto Sunrise Highway late one evening and a Camaro rolled up next to us and started revving his engine, well you can imagine rest.
Here was a poor soul who had not a clue of what was in store. Since we do not believe in street racing, it was a good thing we were both going onto entrance ramp. Once we were satisfied that no one was on parkway at that time of night, we let Beast Out To Play. We never did see any more then his fading headlights.
One of funniest moments was when we lived in upstate NY and my husband went to store to pick something up and this guy in a Mustang 2 pulled up next to him and my husband had some fun(hey, we are all entitled sometimes). As Chuck tells it: You see at that time a local car dealer was running a TV spot featuring a Mustang 2 just destroying a Trans Am. So this gentleman pulls up next to me, gunning his engine for all he’s worth. The light changes, he chirps his tires and flashes me a big grin as he takes off. Well, I idle away from light,give it just enough gas in first to pull even with him, then drop hammer, lighting up both tires, throw second, light them up again and then ease off. Drive down road to store.