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TransAmManny

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2011, 09:41:02 PM »
I'm never gonna put 6000 miles on my car driving to Georgia and back on the real Bandit Run, and the Bandit Run is propably never gonna come to the SouthWest. So, it's up to us to form our own Bandit Run. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, etc. Route 66. The Ending point of Route 66 is Santa Monica. Someone come up with a starting point. If we can get enough people interested, we should make it happen. We would or should get a sponsor for it.
Everyone chime in with your thoughts on this.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #81 on: April 19, 2011, 03:07:22 PM »
I'd be game!
It's been a few years since I was in Santa Monica. ;)

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2011, 03:11:36 PM »
I hate to sound like a pessimist, but I haven't seen much participation from many TA owners west of the Mississippi.   :? 

But I hope you're successful anyway!
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2011, 03:30:46 PM »
They use to have a show Called Trans-A-Rama in Northern California back in the days.
They use to get 100 Trans Ams or more.
In the 90s, they were down in the 50s I believe.
With time, and advertizing, I'm sure it could be done.
To me, the big problem is the size of all the states.
California is so long, that to drive south, then east to start, would be quite a trip as well.
When I loved in SoCal, I use to drive up to the show every year in Northern California.
But the furthest east was to go to shows in Prescott, Arizona.
If something like this was to happen, I would let everyone stop by my place for a tour. ;)

George  8)

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2011, 09:33:24 PM »
"""""I hate to sound like a pessimist, but I haven't seen much participation from many TA owners west of the Mississippi.     

But I hope you're successful anyway!"""""

I know huh. What is wrong with T/A owners out here. Well I guess it's just a pipe dream to get a Bandit Run out here.  :sad:
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« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2011, 09:33:24 PM »

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2011, 06:50:32 PM »
I'm in central California and would be up for a T/A fun run.

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2011, 08:14:42 PM »
OK, since the Bandit Run is propably never gonna come to the SouthWest, it's up to us to form our own Bandit Run.  Calling all New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, ETC.  How about Route 66 that ends in Santa Monica. Lets think of a starting point and stops along the way. If we can get enough people interested, we should try to make it happen. OK people, lets get a list of people who would be in for this. Seriously, why should the mid-west and east coast have all the fun. Chime in people!  :cool: :P

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2011, 12:22:15 PM »
back in the 80ees and 90ees the gas prices were as you know in buck area , now triple that for fuel is main concern for people not to drive long distances ,also... second  i would say , most cars don't have OD overdrive transmissions as fuel milage is not good for long distance drives makes people to think twice for relialbilty in a trip and  overall cost of fuel :neutral:
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2011, 06:39:40 PM »
I live outside of San Francisco now and finally got my Trans Am back.  Nice to have a project again, although I think I'll hunt for that elusive '77 4 speed car and sell the '75...
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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »
Moving to Yuba City Ca in a few weeks. I am in PA right now. Born in Redding California and lived in Northern Cali for 19 years of my 26 years alive. Going to be nice to get back in the loop. Hoping to meet a lot of you.
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« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2011, 06:50:32 PM »
I'm in San Diego area I'd be game for a run. Would like to cover it for our show. www.sweetridestv.com www.xcorpstv.com

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2011, 10:44:18 PM »
http://www.hotrodhotline.com/feature/2011show/automobile_driving_museum_july_29/

Hot Rod / Car Craft / ADM   put this on every last Friday night of each month in El Segundo.  8-)
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #92 on: October 01, 2011, 02:02:11 PM »
yawn.......
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2012, 12:41:21 AM »
SOCAL POCI meet at the Lake Forest Hooters... :P A beautiful warm sunny day. 1-28-12

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #94 on: January 30, 2012, 04:43:20 PM »
Nice photos!
Looks like it was a great time.
I was thinking of going, but I'll be out there in a few weeks anyway.

George  8)

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2012, 11:05:40 PM »
How do you join? and Huntington beach Ca here!
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #96 on: February 23, 2012, 12:08:12 AM »
Ink me in to attend.  :-D

Trying to streamline my resto's, but I'd be very interested in a 'Run' of any kind in the state...

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #97 on: March 29, 2012, 12:00:51 AM »
I'm never gonna put 6000 miles on my car driving to Georgia and back on the real Bandit Run, and the Bandit Run is propably never gonna come to the SouthWest. So, it's up to us to form our own Bandit Run. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, etc. Route 66. The Ending point of Route 66 is Santa Monica. Someone come up with a starting point. If we can get enough people interested, we should make it happen. We would or should get a sponsor for it.
Everyone chime in with your thoughts on this.

I would SO be in for a West Coast Bandit 66 Run! 79 T/A here.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #98 on: March 29, 2012, 12:05:15 AM »
How's that Lake Forest Show? Still going?!


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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #99 on: May 29, 2012, 06:36:04 PM »
I'm in Irvine, used to live in Huntington.. Will be picking up my T/A very soon!
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #100 on: May 30, 2012, 10:50:17 AM »
North state CA here,, do,, post some pics when you pick it up!!
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2014, 09:05:50 AM »
Newbie here checking in from Alamo, CA which is in the East Bay of San Francisco.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2014, 09:17:07 AM »
Welcome to TAC!
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2014, 05:10:22 PM »
Newbie here checking in from Alamo, CA which is in the East Bay of San Francisco.


Welcome... Have family in Danville.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2014, 07:28:04 AM »
Alamo borders Danville, next town north.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2014, 01:11:47 PM »
Welcome. I've been to Walnut Creek for a super sundae (saw the shop on TV). We visit my son who lives in "The Cannery", just over the Bay Bridge.  Too bad he's not a car guy and my T/A will go to someone else. Have you been to the aircraft carrier in Alameda?
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« Reply #106 on: April 24, 2014, 07:43:06 AM »
Walnut Creek is the next town north of Alamo. I haven't made the trip to the museum.

I have never seen your particular color decal package on a nocturne blue TA. Mine is nocturne but with the camel hobnail interior and the gold decal package of course. It replicates the brand new one I drove back in the day. My original TA was purchased from Meacham Pontiac in Scottsdale, home of the original Macho TA. I wonder how many members own a Macho.

When I have the time, I will go through the whole Photobucket tutorial and post a good pic that I have. I just recently purchased it, waited two months to get it into the shop of the only mechanic with the knowledge to work on the car and that I trust. He is even gonna smog it for me which is not the easiest feat to accomplish in this over-regulated state with a Pontiac 400.
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #107 on: April 24, 2014, 02:29:02 PM »
Sacramento checking in Elk Grove to be correct
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #108 on: April 24, 2014, 04:53:50 PM »
San Jose here...been on TAC a while now but never noticed this thread.

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2014, 08:06:40 AM »
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« Reply #110 on: April 25, 2014, 09:44:09 AM »
Very nice car.
You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. For instance - if she's holding a gun, she's probably angry.

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« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2014, 10:01:53 AM »
Very nice car.

Thanks. I'm not too enamored with the SE pin striping package. I would rate the paint a 7 (not original either) but I'm considering having it repainted even though I am using it as a driver. Am I going overboard?
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2014, 11:38:05 AM »
Beautiful Car! 

BTW.. if you click on the "IMG" code in the lower right hand part of the photobucket web page, then paste that into the thread on TAC, it will show up like this:

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. - Al Capone

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #113 on: April 25, 2014, 11:40:18 AM »
One day I'm gonna paint one of my TAs Nocturne Blue.....  One day..  :(
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2014, 12:23:02 PM »
Thanks for the compliment, the posting and the info Blue TTA.

I would imagine that Solar Gold you have has a camel interior. There ya go!
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« Reply #115 on: April 25, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
Nocturne Blue is one of my Fav's :)
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2014, 08:57:14 AM »
Has anyone had their T/A repainted and decaled at a paint shop that they were particularly pleased with preferably in the East Bay area of San Francisco.

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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2014, 03:40:27 PM »
Has anyone had their T/A repainted and decaled at a paint shop that they were particularly pleased with preferably in the East Bay area of San Francisco.
Nobody would touch my car for under $10-15k and it didn't need rust repair.  The few shops that were interested all couldn't get around to it for another 12-18 months.

Victory Machine in San Jose has a paint shop and was more than willing to do the work, but their waiting list was quite lengthy.

I ended up shipping the car to Texas to get it painted by a competent body shop for 1/3 the price...
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2014, 01:05:28 PM »

Nobody would touch my car for under $10-15k and it didn't need rust repair.  The few shops that were interested all couldn't get around to it for another 12-18 months.

Victory Machine in San Jose has a paint shop and was more than willing to do the work, but their waiting list was quite lengthy.

I ended up shipping the car to Texas to get it painted by a competent body shop for 1/3 the price...
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Man, I was thinking 10k including the decals, tops. I have no rust or body work issues either. Did you have the door jams and under the hood and trunk resprayed? Are you familiar with Texas Trans Am Service and Restoration in Ft. Worth?
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Re: California Checking in
« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2014, 01:43:57 PM »
Are you familiar with Texas Trans Am Service and Restoration in Ft. Worth?

JJR is one of the mods here and the primary at the 301Garage.  He knows the guys at Texas Trans Ams quite well from my understanding.  I'd put my faith in him.
You might want to give him a shout.
And from what I've seen of the pics from Texas TA, they seem to do really nice work.
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Re: California Checking in
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