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  • February Ride of the Month Voting Thread!

    This month we have "Best 2nd Generation Fbody". Please look at these 3 beautiful cars and vote in the poll for your favorite.


    1981 Turbo Trans Am Recaro Daytona Pace Car (Y85 Special Edition)

    1 of 2000 built.
    Original and unrestored (original wheels pulled and stored; now has powdercoated factory 15x8 replacements).
    301 cu. in. (4.9L) turbocharged engine coupled to a Turbo 350 3-speed transmission (200 hp and 340 ft lb torque).
    3.08 10-bolt positraction rear end.
    WS6 (upgraded suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes).
    '81-only factory Recaro interior w/matching embroidered door panels and rear seats.
    All Pontiac Historical Services paperwork.
    We are the third owners, and have had it for 20 years.
    Originally purchased with 59,6xx miles...currently has 78.9xx miles.

    Has been registered, licensed and driven every year of our ownership...winter stored only.

    These cars could not be ordered from the factory, but were built "loaded" and shipped to roughly the top 1500 dealerships in the country (several of the top dealerships possibly received two...and 200 Y85 Special Editions were shipped to Canada)



    1978 Y88 SE Solar Gold Trans Am
    Engine: Pontiac 400
    Transmission" TH350 Automatic
    Interior: Camel Tan
    Wheels: 15 x 7 Snowflakes

    I purchased my F-body in November of 2005 form a private seller in Bloomingdale, MI. He had owned it for 8 years but never got around to restoring her. After I trailered my new prize home, I got to work degreasing the engine bay. I replaced valve covers, intake manifold, timing chain cover, plug wires, and dressed the engine up with hose covers and wire looms. In April of 2007 the car went to body and paint, my wife's cousin's husband is a professional body/paint man who specializes in classic cars. I told him to "take his time", he finished the car in October, took 6 months to complete but he did it right and it was worth the wait. I had the wheels refinished and put B.F.G.'s on. Once the car was back in my garage, I installed the floor insulation, wired in a CD/FM/AM/MP3 player, new carpet, new seat covers, new headliner, redyed the interior plastic trim, new brake and accelerator pads, new door panels, new truckmat, etc. (You get the idea-alot!) I continue to find items for the car, and do all the repair work myself, to me that is half the fun of owning these cars-besides Crusin'



    1971 Camaro Z28/RS

    454 LS-6 engine
    Brodix BB-O aluminum heads
    Comp Cams mechanical roller cam
    Holley 750cfm 4-barrel
    Fully functional cowl air induction (L-88)
    MSD Digital 6 electronic ignition with MSD billet distributor
    March Performance billet pulley system, billet alternator and billet power steering unit
    Large Hooker ceramic headers
    3" custom stainless dual exhaust by Watson Engineering (ask for Earl)
    Flowmaster Delta Flow mufflers
    Tremec TKO600 5-speed, McLeod dual performance clutch and McLeod blowproof scattershield by Classic Motorsports Group
    3.42 posi by Joel's On Joy
    Hotchkis Performance Swaybars (1 3/8" up front; 7/8" in the rear)
    17" American Racing Torque Thrust II aluminum wheels
    Goodyear Eagle F1 tires 235/50ZR17s front and 255/50ZR 17s back
    Lakewood traction bars
    Ascot Blue with white rally stripes with a custom white taillight panel
    New black interior
    Dakota Digital gauges (light up in blue)
    Grant steering wheel
    Kenwood eXelon 976 head unit, eXelon 910 Music Keg hard drive, Kenwood 350 watt amp and eXelon speakers

    New this year:
    Gas tank with stainless gas line
    AutotrendEFI billet aluminum spark plug wire looms

    None of this would have been possible without the work and engineering of my good friend, Paul Denski Jr (also a mifbod and EMCC member)

    Here is a link to the car's website:

    • Hugger Z
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      Oh man, tough choice this month. Voted, good luck guys! And sweet rides!

    • meissen
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    • 1qwikSS
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      3 superclean cars here...all deserving of the title....good luck!!
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