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Trans Ams in the movies
« on: March 23, 2011, 11:36:49 PM »
So I got to thinking, theres tons of flicks with 2nd gen T/A's in car chases, we all know the phenomial smokey and the bandit, but what about other obscure flicks with T/As in chase scenes, anyone know any?? i'll start off


first is a movie call "highpoint" never seen it, but has a decent chase with a silver 77 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8P9u_8svM&feature=related

next is a movie "the instructor"  chase between a early c3 vette and a 79 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPT4eaFuUEc&feature=related
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 03:50:03 AM »
ok here we go.there not all car chase movies but they just had trans ams in them.

Mr. St. Nick
Meatballs
Kill Bill 2
Rockford Files
Night rider
Cannonball Run
Sleepwalkers
Casin
joe dirto
Rocky II.
Gone in 60 Sec
Vanishing point
Killers
Daybreakers
Short Circuit
fast and the furious 3 at the end year one ta
just a few i found..
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 04:07:26 AM »
So I got to thinking, theres tons of flicks with 2nd gen T/A's in car chases, we all know the phenomial smokey and the bandit, but what about other obscure flicks with T/As in chase scenes, anyone know any?? i'll start off


first is a movie call "highpoint" never seen it, but has a decent chase with a silver 77 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8P9u_8svM&feature=related

next is a movie "the instructor"  chase between a early c3 vette and a 79 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPT4eaFuUEc&feature=related
The high point chase was cool,those briges they were jumping off look like the same ones that were in the cobra chase.wonder if they used the same trans am for all the jumps.

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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 05:31:29 AM »
Everyone always misses 1974 John Wayne movie 'McQ', with a green '73 TA.   Good movie until it gets crushed.
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 09:16:19 AM »
Everyone always misses 1974 John Wayne movie 'McQ', with a green '73 TA.   Good movie until it gets crushed.
yea that is a good flick.....sucks when they crush the T/A tho :(
I like movies that have early (70-73) T/A's only ones i can think of are: Cannonbal, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and McQ






anyone ever heard of this one??  Georgia peaches??  Has face man from the A Team driving a 80 turbo T/A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf8ZwD3199o&feature=related
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 09:59:54 AM »
Alphabet city .......... 1983 daytona 500 pace car transam!!  :cool:

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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 01:13:00 PM »
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I like movies that have early (70-73) T/A's only ones i can think of are: Cannonbal, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and McQ



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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 01:26:50 PM »
You got to see the new Hitcher movie, it's got a BA Trans Am scene, it makes being bad look so good,  :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iepjA6aF9dM
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 07:18:33 PM »
So I got to thinking, theres tons of flicks with 2nd gen T/A's in car chases, we all know the phenomial smokey and the bandit, but what about other obscure flicks with T/As in chase scenes, anyone know any?? i'll start off


first is a movie call "highpoint" never seen it, but has a decent chase with a silver 77 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8P9u_8svM&feature=related

next is a movie "the instructor"  chase between a early c3 vette and a 79 T/A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPT4eaFuUEc&feature=related
Thanks for sharing the video clip of the movie the instructer never seen that before its very cool to see these 1979 T/As back in the day when they were new  :grin:
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 03:58:33 PM »
Don't forget about the Steve McQueen movie "The Hunter". Has a 1979 T/A with a 403 that gets chased by a combine in a corn field and gets blown in half with dynamite. here is the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqyWnS_p8Ys

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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 09:37:30 PM »
Everyone always misses 1974 John Wayne movie 'McQ', with a green '73 TA.   Good movie until it gets crushed.
yea that is a good flick.....sucks when they crush the T/A tho :(
I like movies that have early (70-73) T/A's only ones i can think of are: Cannonbal, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and McQ






anyone ever heard of this one??  Georgia peaches??  Has face man from the A Team driving a 80 turbo T/A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf8ZwD3199o&feature=related
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 09:39:01 PM »
Beautiful 1969 firebird on the movie... "The Jerk" with Steve Martin.  :cool:
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 04:20:10 PM »
Last night I was watching Terminator: Salvation and I noticed a late 2nd gen get hit in the scene right after the 7-11. Sad.

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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 04:23:16 PM »
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 07:16:18 PM »
the Driver has a cool chase with a 76 TA and mid 70s chevy pickup.

also Blue Thunder with the black and gold turbo TA.
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 07:46:39 PM »
Beautiful 1969 firebird on the movie... "The Jerk" with Steve Martin.  :cool:
also that yellow and brown TA he buys after getting rich 

here is a link to a lot of movies with fbodies in them

http://www.texastransams.com/articles/movies.htm
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Re: Trans Ams in the movies
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 07:46:39 PM »
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