Screaming Chicken-Trumping Firehawk for $12,500!

Pontiac's dispatched almost as many screaming chickens as Colonel Sanders. But despite that avian connection, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe firebird is a hawk, not a hen, and you have to decide if its price is fair or fowl. » 3/25/10 8:00am 3/25/10 8:00am

Is This The Largest Camarobird Collection In The World?

One of the most amazing car collections we've ever seen recently hit These Trans Ams are just the tip of the iceberg; we count over eighty cars, and almost all of them are second-generation F-bodies. This is nuts. » 2/25/10 5:15pm 2/25/10 5:15pm

Welcome To The Thunder: This Is Your Hump-Day Trans-Am

Wednesdays suck. 1960s American muscle does not suck. Road racing does not suck. YouTube also does not suck. Can you see where we're going with this? In-car video of a 7500-rpm AMC Javelin and loud noises below. Eat me, Wednesday. » 2/03/10 3:30pm 2/03/10 3:30pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird

Here's some advice for you prospective LeMons racers: don't buy a Camaro! If LeMons ever branches into drag racing, the Camaro will be an excellent choice, but the small-block Chevy engine has proven to be nothing but trouble in weekend-long endurance races. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. What makes a Firebird a Trans Am? » 12/05/09 9:00am 12/05/09 9:00am

Seven Concept Cars Of Future Past

Concept cars aren't just a chance for automakers to show us where they're going. In bolder times, they've been a platform for showing where they think the whole world is headed. » 8/25/09 2:00pm 8/25/09 2:00pm

1977 Pontiac Trans Am for $12,000!

Are you jonesing for a real ‘70s car chase? Well, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate will help you be the bandit, good buddy, but it may leave you feeling a bit blue. » 7/29/09 7:00am 7/29/09 7:00am

Tehran's Got Mad Love For The Screamin' Chicken

Pontiac's Firebird has been a staple of 'Merican hoons ever since Burt Reynolds, our favorite mustachioed star, drove one in Smokey and the Bandit, but we're not the only ones fascinated with the flaming chicken. » 7/10/09 10:30am 7/10/09 10:30am

Scott Listfield: Astronaut Dinosaur

Scott Listfield is a man on a mission called Astronaut Dinosaur. His unbelievably entertaining paintings take a look into the imaginatively contrived adventures of a space-bound astronaut. Check out his work below. » 7/03/09 10:00am 7/03/09 10:00am

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

This fire truck pulled to the shoulder to let cars pass on a single-lane, mountain road when the ground gave way, causing it to roll down a hill, flattening a 1969 Firebird race car. » 6/10/09 9:00am 6/10/09 9:00am

Pontiac Is No More, But The Survivors Flourish Down On The Street

Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and now Pontiac; this century is rough on the old Detroit marques. With the the demise of Pontiac in mind, let's check out the classic Pontiacs I've photographed down on the Alameda street. » 5/02/09 1:00pm 5/02/09 1:00pm

And, what the heck, we might as well have a poll to determine the crowd favorite:

Mystery Nightmare Car Plus Bonus NHRA Pace Car Firebird Down On The…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we see interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Dominick was car shopping in Malaga when he found these two. » 3/14/09 4:00pm 3/14/09 4:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: The General's…

You naysayers who want to claim that the Geo Metro is really a Suzuki can go away now, because we say a GM car- albeit a Honda-powered one- won this race! The rest of the GM field was far from Camaro-only, which is always good to see; nothing against Camaros, mind you, but they've been pretty numerous in LeMons events… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

K.I.T.T.-Driving Werewolf Murders Mexican Cheerleaders, You Can Dance…

Near as we can tell, this video for the Sonido Lasser Drakar » 11/28/08 11:00am 11/28/08 11:00am song "82 Pontiac Firebird" shows a wholesome-looking refrigerator-white 3rd-gen Firebird that turns into K.I.T.T. when the sun goes down; meanwhile, the car's driver becomes a , thirsty for the blood of the Badly Choreographed Cheerleaders. Thanks to for…

1978 Pontiac Firebird, With Bonus Pontiac Poll

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/30/08 9:00am 9/30/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to check out a 30-year-old Detroit car that's an honest-to-god daily driver and parks in the heart of Alameda's downtown. It's got its share of bumps and…

Bullet-Riddled And Abused, Malaise Firebird Accepts Junkyard Fate

With the look of a car that spent a few years behind a double-wide outside Lodi, where it served as a convenient target for Schlitz-enhanced marksmen and bumper-jack-wielding yahoos, this Firebird seems strangely tranquil in an East Bay wrecking yard. I counted at least 100 bullet holes and at least that many empty… » 9/15/08 6:00pm 9/15/08 6:00pm

How Not To Go Drag Racing

One of the things nobody ever tells you about drag racing is the last thing you want to do is look like an idiot. The air is thick with competitive spirit, there's a crowd watching your every move, and even if you're a novice in a world of pros, you don't want to get made fun of. This guy got made fun of after this… » 7/21/08 3:20pm 7/21/08 3:20pm

1967 Firebird Wears A Coat Of Orange Blossoms In West Hollywood

You don't often see a '67 Firebird convertible parked on the street, but SoCal-based SOS10 has managed to find what appears to be a Ram Air 400 car, complete with hood tach, Halibrands, and a layer of flower petals. Yes, that's a tow-away notice on the windshield, and no, we don't like the idea of this jewel getting… » 7/07/08 5:00pm 7/07/08 5:00pm

Stars, Stripes, Scoops and Flares

Not much represented gaudy performance cars American muscle in the 1990s better than the Pontiac Firebird. This convertible 'Bird is decked out like he just did 120 down Findlay, Ohio's main street. [Cars Photos] » 7/04/08 1:00pm 7/04/08 1:00pm

Muscle Car Wars Of 1978: Hood Decals Strike Back

It's a Friday, and it's the week before our most patriotic of U.S. holidays. What better time to take a look back at the best of American muscle machinery? Aha, but there's a catch: We're only going to go back 30 years. That's right, 1978. The Malaise era was striking back with a new breed of muscle cars. While not as… » 6/27/08 12:00pm 6/27/08 12:00pm