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79TARon

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« on: January 23, 2007, 01:15:14 PM »
So where is everyone? I live in Rancho Cucamonga and have been on TAC for 3 or 4 years. I am almost done with my 1979 Trans Am restoration that I have been working on for 4 years. The car has been family owned since 1980.
Laughter is the best medicine, unless you are a diabetic, then insulin is the best medicine.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 04:14:37 PM »
^ Hahaha That's a fun one to say "Rancho Cucamonga!"
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 01:55:53 PM »
LOL. Almost as fun as Winnemucca.  :lol:
 When I was a kid, back in the early 70's, I watched a Bugs Bunny cartoon and one of the lines was something like "Next stop... Rancho Cucamonga". At that time, I didnt know that Rancho Cucamonga was only 20 miles from where I lived.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 04:52:15 PM »
Hehe, my aunt and uncle live in Cucamonga...  :)
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 08:54:57 PM »
Drive thru there all the time, between Kingman, AZ. and Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.
This last time we hauled some T-34 Mentor wings.
Going a different way home though, flying to Big Bear, and driving a Le Baron home.
Ken from H.O. Racing lives there.

George 8)

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007, 10:48:22 PM »
San Diego out here.
Trans Am-less at the moment...

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007, 01:36:14 PM »
I've never been to Rancho Cucamunga. But my Aunt and Uncle live in Whittier. And I have another aunt that lives in North Hollywood. Man, I need to get down there and visit with them. It's been so long :cry:

Did you guys ever see the "Friday" movies? Ice Cube is the main character. Anyways, I think it's in the second one that Ice Cube goes to Rancho Cucamunga to live with relatives.

Ben, I love San Diego, way better than the L.A. area. How the hell can you afford to live there?!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007, 12:05:38 PM »
I used to live in West Covina but now relocated to the high desert close to Apple Valley. We have to pass Rancho every time we go down the hill.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2007, 11:30:45 PM »
Central Coast here

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 11:17:21 PM »
Quote from: "Jonnyscotti"
How the hell can you afford to live there?!

Have a good job.  No way around it.  It's actually cheaper to live in SD than it is in most of L.A. when you factor in wear, tear on the car and time lost in traffic ;-)
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2007, 10:21:39 AM »
Southern Cal here, Irvine to be exact.

Any of you local folks make it to the POCI show N shine this past weekend?
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2007, 05:24:03 PM »
Man,
I miss all the shows since I move out here to Arizona.
Which chapter, SoCal, or San Deigo?
There is a local show, I think at Fuddruckers in Lake Forrest.
If you hear about it, please post it up here.
I may go.

George 8)

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2007, 06:57:59 PM »
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Man,
I miss all the shows since I move out here to Arizona.
Which chapter, SoCal, or San Deigo?
There is a local show, I think at Fuddruckers in Lake Forrest.
If you hear about it, please post it up here.
I may go.

George 8)


It was the SoCal chapter. I heard about it about a month before the event, then forgot about it, then drove past it by coincidence. I rushed home to pickup the camera but it was too late, only a few cars left when I got back.

Fuddruckers, yep. I've been there a few times. You get a good mix of cars there. It is every Tuesday.

I haven't been there since the time change, but I need to go back and check it out.

There is another, huge weekly meet here in Irvine, which is now hosted by Ford. It used to be called the Crystal Cove meet, now called Cars & Coffee. It is hosted at the Ford design center. Basically it got to big for the original spot (and the snooty locals didn't like the idea of million dollar Ferrari's gathering every week  ) so they moved.

This is a great meet, tons of cars of all types. Everything from high $$ vintage Ferrari's to rare muscle to old British machines.

There are quite a few other weekly meets also, Donut Derelicts, Frisco's... Yes, SoCal rocks for the meets.

If you get homesick and want to see some pics, check out this link:

http://www.socalcarculture.com/
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2007, 07:58:56 PM »
George, I think you are talking about the show in May at Fudds? They didn't have it this past year because of the nationals, From what I heard it will be back on this year, It's pretty much the only all Pontiac show left  :(

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 03:27:50 PM »
Santa Clarita!
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2007, 01:00:56 AM »
Folsom here! Anyone else from the Sacramento area?
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 10:28:46 PM »
i'm from sacramento... your name isn't adam is it?
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007, 04:34:49 PM »
San Diego, Pacific Beach to be exact.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2007, 04:57:15 PM »
I'm a member over at hitman's and want to locate a trans am car club to

join in southern california. I live in San Bernardino, California. Also,

anyone know the cut-off year for emissions in cali. thanks. :)
I got the leterman jacket, the trans am and now i need the head cheerleader.

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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2007, 07:13:01 PM »
1975, 1976 has to be smogged

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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2007, 12:31:57 PM »
Rancho Santa Margarita checking in.  Now get back to work Ron!

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2007, 04:49:57 PM »
Stuck in Lodi, Ca.

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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2007, 11:50:29 AM »
Hi Guys,

San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks to be exact

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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2007, 11:30:15 AM »
shasta lake ca. 155 miles north of sacramento on I-5. we got a car show "kool april nights" coming up that is awesome. april 18th through the 22nd.  they close down the two main streets in redding on friday the 20th to have the cruise. nothing but old classics for a couple hours. gets pretty crazy afterward too. it is my christmas. a season full of cheer for me.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2007, 02:23:45 PM »
Well, since all of the CA people are checking in... I was born and raised in Torrance CA. Now I live in San Jose CA.
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2007, 04:07:46 PM »
Saratoga here.  CoolBird, we need to hook up for a beer sometime.

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2007, 05:54:39 PM »
Russ, beer and cars sound great!
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2007, 02:09:24 AM »
SFV-Valley Village. TA-less right now. Still looking
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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2007, 05:29:11 PM »
Oxnard! Ventura County

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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2007, 12:57:12 AM »
I'm from Fremont, California
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« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2007, 11:36:07 AM »
Modesto area here.
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2008, 05:13:17 PM »
Livermore - East SF Bay area.

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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2008, 04:13:42 PM »
Dan here checking in from the city of (The Circle City) Corona.

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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2008, 11:22:48 AM »
Welcome Dan  :D

Where exactly is Corona? So-Cal?

Do you have a TA?
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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2008, 03:15:11 PM »
Welcome Dan  :D

Where exactly is Corona? So-Cal?

Do you have a TA?

Thanks. Great to be here.

The City of Corona is located southeast of Los Angeles nearby Riverside. The city was famous back in 1900s for it's international automobile race on circular Grand Blvd.

I own a white '79 403 WS6 T-Top Trans Am in the process of restoring with modifications to improve the performance overall.

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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2008, 11:42:27 PM »
If you are planning on driving this car in CA, I would forget about any mods to your car.
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« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2008, 07:40:30 PM »
Rancho Cucamonga here.  I have a red 1977 trans am with an olds 403.  Here is a little tip for the 403 guys.  If you want headers doug thorley makes a set of cali legal headers.  The only downside is the price.

Mike

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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2009, 07:04:56 PM »
santa ana here!!!!

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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2009, 09:22:14 AM »
SYLMAR,....This is in the San Fernando Valley for all those that have no idea where the hell SYLMAR is. 8)

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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2009, 02:16:59 PM »
If you are planning on driving this car in CA, I would forget about any mods to your car.


i live in OC and my 97 ws6 is modded to hell and back, just gotta know a good tuner ;)

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