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Author Topic: Gas Monkey-Fast and Loud - Bandit T/A  (Read 15497 times)
solargold
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« on: November 25, 2013, 09:46:39 AM »

Coming Dec. 2nd and 9th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTv3WF3jNI
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 10:12:51 AM »

Can't wait to see a TA in the spotlight. Thanks for the reminder.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 10:19:22 AM »

A reminder for the calendar.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 10:39:32 AM »

With Burt Very Happy should be interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 02:13:48 PM »

Yep can't wait, those guys crack me up "Aussie slang" for make me laugh !!!!
no crack involved.....
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 03:08:27 PM »

Blood, sweat, and beers!
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 05:03:38 PM »

Yep can't wait, those guys crack me up "Aussie slang" for make me laugh !!!!
no crack involved.....

also a favorite line for me Phil. Not just "Aussie". Smile
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 05:24:36 PM »

I had a car like that, I still do, and I like it a whole bunch. I'll definitely be watching.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 07:11:21 PM »

it will be great, maybe the best episodes yet because we can all relate to it. It will be so much more than that clip suggest. I have a picture of a car used in the filming that I will post after the show airs, promised not to until then.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 08:42:06 AM »

On Gas Monkey last night they showed the TA being painted and driven with a shot of the font so I guess there is no secret there anymore so I am posting the one I have. I have another but better not post it until after they show it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 08:51:54 AM »

And the newest clip promoting the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnWLYryS3w
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 01:14:27 PM »

And the newest clip promoting the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnWLYryS3w

Excellent.......he he....can't wait.....
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 01:37:51 PM »

On Gas Monkey last night they showed the TA being painted and driven with a shot of the font so I guess there is no secret there anymore so I am posting the one I have. I have another but better not post it until after they show it.


Not a big fan of this idea but at least they didn't put that monkey face on the door or whatever.

Now, that would be bad.

Or did they....?  Confused
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 03:38:07 PM »

On Gas Monkey last night they showed the TA being painted and driven with a shot of the font so I guess there is no secret there anymore so I am posting the one I have. I have another but better not post it until after they show it.


Not a big fan of this idea but at least they didn't put that monkey face on the door or whatever.

Now, that would be bad.

Or did they....?  Confused

I will take Trans Ams for $1000 Alex
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2013, 07:46:17 AM »


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Not a big fan of this idea but at least they didn't put that monkey face on the door or whatever.

Now, that would be bad.

Or did they....?  Confused
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Maybe they put it on the hood in place of the Bird. LOL
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2013, 02:49:16 PM »

Not sure if it's coincidence or not, but Trans Ams have been popping up a lot lately on some of these shows. I think the popularity is really growing for these cars lately. It seems as if after 30-40 years a particular car will start getting a lot of attention. Recently at the Barret/Jackson auction in Vegas there were several Trans Am of mid /late 70's vintage catching some very high prices. I saw one red 78 T/A sell for around 36K. It was a very nice TA but from I recall it was nothing more than a factory stock TA. Who knows...maybe a popular public trend will develop for these cars keeping in mind they were one of the most popular and well known cars of the 70's.
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2013, 06:55:34 AM »

they were the only popular car from 73/74 or so into the early 80's.

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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2013, 01:49:36 PM »

I spent a little time googling the subject, it seems that the Firebird was the best American sports car made. Even though the Corvette was quite popular as well it was more expensive than Trans Ams. I was very surprised to see the Corvette was neutered down a lot during that time frame (Engine wise). The Camaro was popular too, but Pontiac sold more F bodys than the Chevy counterpart. Additionally the Trans Ams had better performance than the Z28 as well (Stock). Most people don't realize that muscle cars were almost extinct after 73/74 and the F body was really the only choice. Ford vomitted out the Mustang II, and Mopar pretty much dropped out for awhile. There were some new stuff coming from the Foreign market (Datsun 240,260,280, BMW, Porshe, Mazda RX7) but none were the iconic muscle cars.
The Corvettes looked great but did not perform as they should have. The Trans Am /Firebird looked great, performed great (for the time period), they were reliable and mostly affordable (plus they had 4 seats!).  When you consider how many F bodies were made 30 plus years ago, you do not see them as much unless you are drinking from a can made from recycled metal.

I t would be interesting to know how many still exist in comparison to the numbers produced.  Perhaps these cars have been overlooked over the decades since, but I certainly sense a new popularity arising for them.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2013, 09:15:38 AM »

 Think they will sell Gas Monkey Decals  after the show?   

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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2013, 11:18:29 AM »

Think they will sell Gas Monkey Decals  after the show?   




I hope so.  Cool
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2013, 08:43:29 AM »

here is a pic that maybe will help with figuring out what the show will be about. Pictured with Aaron is my friend Wayne Alderson, owner of the Snowman rig.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2013, 09:49:36 AM »

Maybe they will duplicate the beer run!
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2013, 10:56:21 PM »

never forget when  main guy(Richard) buys white 2nd gen TA in older episode like car he had in HS with the as he says "big block" 400 pontiac engine.  I wish I could set up a challenge where i set up a line of pontiac v8 engines  with casting numbers hidden and ask him to identify the pontiac big blocks lol
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2013, 11:39:40 PM »

I spent a little time googling the subject, it seems that the Firebird was the best American sports car made. Even though the Corvette was quite popular as well it was more expensive than Trans Ams. I was very surprised to see the Corvette was neutered down a lot during that time frame (Engine wise). The Camaro was popular too, but Pontiac sold more F bodys than the Chevy counterpart. Additionally the Trans Ams had better performance than the Z28 as well (Stock). Most people don't realize that muscle cars were almost extinct after 73/74 and the F body was really the only choice. Ford vomitted out the Mustang II, and Mopar pretty much dropped out for awhile. There were some new stuff coming from the Foreign market (Datsun 240,260,280, BMW, Porshe, Mazda RX7) but none were the iconic muscle cars.
The Corvettes looked great but did not perform as they should have. The Trans Am /Firebird looked great, performed great (for the time period), they were reliable and mostly affordable (plus they had 4 seats!).  When you consider how many F bodies were made 30 plus years ago, you do not see them as much unless you are drinking from a can made from recycled metal.

I t would be interesting to know how many still exist in comparison to the numbers produced.  Perhaps these cars have been overlooked over the decades since, but I certainly sense a new popularity arising for them.
i think most of the existing firebirds are in TAC members garages! darn some of these guys have alot of them.
I do think their popularity is slowly rising I am starting to see more in my northern california town of a 100K peeps. And I have one of them which took three total to complete.
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2013, 01:58:32 AM »

How many 2nd gens still exist? I figure maybe 10%, and that might be charitable.
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