This is the Trans-Am that started it all… the first-generation 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am, complete with it's understated styling, high-performance suspension, and the highly sought-after 345 HP Ram Air IV V8 / Muncie 4-speed driveline.   It's a rare bird for sure, and we're honored to be able to share this prized Muscle Car from the Brothers Collection.

This week, we check out a full-house 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible that sports the 370 HP Ram Air IV 400 V8 and a 4-speed Muncie transmission.  It's a fantastic example of a car that was ordered with all the "goodies", and it is believed to be one of 6 ever made.   The Brothers Collection is home to some spectacular Pontiacs, this one is near the top of the list!

 

This week, we dive into drag racing history once again with a 1962 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty, featuring the race-bred 421 V8 and the aluminum front body panels.   This car was successfully campaigned by the Packer Pontiac team driven by Howard Maseles.   In it's day, this car ran the quarter in 11.73 at 118 MPH, good enough for a national NHRA Super Stock record.   Today, it is one of the many historical Muscle Cars in the Brothers Collection.

Stan Antlocer V8 Radio Interview

In this episode, we share the entire interview with Stan Antlocer, former driver and owner of the "World's Fastest Pontiac Tempest".    We featured Stan and the Tempest in a Muscle Car Of The Week video, but this V8 Radio podcast contains all the stories from the full interview.    To say Stan has been around the block a few times is an understatement... we're fortunate he shared some of his stories with us.  

Click the pic or THIS LINK to listen to this extended interview on V8 Radio!

This week, we have a special episode of Muscle Car Of The Week featuring an exclusive interview with Stan Antlocer, former owner / driver of the 1963 Stan Long Pontiac Super Duty Tempest.    This car was known in Super Stock A/FX racing as the "World's Fastest Tempest" and was a record holder.    It is one of the 6 lightweight factory built cars made.   Today, the car is completely restored, and we reunited Antlocer with the 421-powered monster after he last saw it back in 1964.    It is one of the many vintage race cars in the Brothers Collection.

 
Rare and unusual Muscle Cars are highly prized in the Brothers Collection, and this week, we feature one that is both! This 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible features a very unusual, special order  color scheme, but the best part is the Ram Air IV 400 V8 under the hood and the automatic transmission driveline. Pontiac only made five in this configuration! This car has over 30 options making it a highly prized vehicle even if it did not have the Ram Air Engine.
 
Shot at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Il.   
 

In 1969, Pontiac unveiled a high-performance Firebird requierd by Trans Am rules to allow them to compete in the Trans Am racing series.    While other manufcaturers were allowed to compete as well, Pontiac grabbed the obvious name choice and called there version the Trans Am.   These were potent performers with excellent suspension systems and a uniquely racy design.   Less than 1000 were made, but today we're focusing on one of the 8... that's less than 10... factory-built 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertibles.     This one has just completed an extensive restoration, and is from the Brothers Collection.      

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