Trans Am Is The Best Sounding Race Series

SRT isn't completely gone from motorsports. They're still alive and kicking with partner Miller Racing, who runs a sweet lime green Challenger in the Trans-Am series. This short clip of Tommy Kendall's Challenger and another competitor's Camaro proves that Trans Am is now the best sounding race series in existence. » 11/23/14 5:02pm 11/23/14 5:02pm

Houston, we have lift-off!

To say that I want a Trans Am GTA is an understatement. Now that I have a fun semi-DD that I'll baby, I'm already starting to dream of when the time comes in a few years when I'll be able to afford an RWD hoonmobile as my second car. Oh and this is from a Youtube video, which you'll find after the jump! » 7/19/13 1:08pm 7/19/13 1:08pm

Watch A Pontiac Trans Am And A Mitsubishi Evo Run The Same Autocross

When the folks at OPTIMA sent me over a preview of the Ultimate Street Car Invitational running on SPEED last month I was amused to see two of the very different cars running were a Bandit Trans-Am and a 2003 Mitsubishi Evo. Few competitions would pair those cars together, least of all on an autocross. » 4/01/13 10:30am 4/01/13 10:30am

The New Hurst Trans Am Will Make Your Life Exponentially More Awesome

Are you one of those sad, lonely people whose life isn't worth living anymore because GM no longer makes the Pontiac Trans Am? Well, don't let the lack of a modern Pontiac version of the new Camaro (or even the lack of Pontiac, for that matter) get you down — this Florida company has you covered. » 3/17/13 12:40pm 3/17/13 12:40pm

'The IROC-Z Corners Hard, Brakes Quickly, And Really Hauls The Mail'

Prepare yourselves, fans of MotorWeek. I'm about to show you the greatest thing you will see all week. Let's take a trip back to 1985 for this comparo between a Ford Mustang GT 5.0, a Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z, and a Pontiac Trans-Am. » 3/06/13 6:15pm 3/06/13 6:15pm

Real Joe Biden Calls Out Fake Joe Biden Over Corvette V. Trans-Am Love

In perhaps one of the most Bidenesque moments ever, the Corvette-loving real Vice President of the United States Joe Biden called out the fake Trans-Am-loving version of himself from The Onion, who at this moment is giving a real fake iAMA on Reddit. If you're from 1990 and are browsing Jalopnik through a wormhole on… » 1/18/13 4:00pm 1/18/13 4:00pm

Take A Look At The Muscle Car Wars Circa 1985

While compared with the high horsepower cars of the late 1960s or today's modern muscle these muscle offerings from 1985 might seem a little tame, they were the most impressive performers that had rolled out of Detroit in sometime. » 5/20/12 9:00am 5/20/12 9:00am

What April Fools Day Automotive Headline Do You Want To Read?

Instead of wowing you with our story about the return of the Pontiac Aztec for 2015 or reporting this time the El Camino is actually returning to the US for real (we would never actually joke about such a thing) this April Fools Day we want to hear your idea of the perfect fake automotive story. » 4/01/12 9:00am 4/01/12 9:00am

Pay Your Respects at Japan's Random Muscle-Car Graveyard

Daniel O'Grady, an Australian into exploring old Japanese castles, happened upon this random sadness pile in Kurume City on Kyushu island. It's definitely a five-hanky lot of cars gone to seed, though rife with rusty-muscle-car porn. » 1/28/12 12:00pm 1/28/12 12:00pm

Destroy traffic lights with the 1998 Pontiac Trans Am

For 1998 Pontiac gave the Trans Am a facelift and put the previously Corvette only LS1 engine under the hood. The result was an aggressively styled muscle car with the looks and power to make traffic lights fall from the sky—at least that is the story Pontiac was selling. » 12/03/11 9:00am 12/03/11 9:00am

Proof car dealerships were a pretty rough place to be in 1980

Nothing says 1980 like a car lot with almost nothing someone in the cult of the automotive obsessed can drool over. Times were dark in the automotive world in 1980—the malaise era was in full swing and there weren't many cars to get excited about. » 11/27/11 4:00pm 11/27/11 4:00pm

1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula was a sophisticated breed of 'bird

Several decades later sophistication is hardly the word that comes to mind when you think about Pontiac Firebirds from the late 1970s, but that is the angle they were using to sell the Firebird Formula back in 1979. » 10/23/11 4:00pm 10/23/11 4:00pm

For $39,500, scream like a chicken

Revisiting past glories can sometime end up sullying not just the visitor, but the original memory. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1979 Trans Am attempts to make the car what its predecessors once were, but does its price mean throwing your money down its past-glory hole? » 10/21/11 8:00am 10/21/11 8:00am

Man who survived 100-mph flying Trans Am crash good, thanks for asking

Brennen Eden, 20, was the driver who survived a horrific 100-mph crash outside Dayton, Ohio, last August that obliterated his Trans Am. After months of rehab and an upcoming appearance on National Geographic's "Indestructibles," Eden says he doesn't react anymore to the stunning footage of his crash. But he doesn't… » 7/14/11 4:30pm 7/14/11 4:30pm

Watch the last brand new 1979 Pontiac Trans Am sell at auction

A few weeks ago we told about what would likely be the last chance to ever buy a brand new 1979 Pontiac Trans Am from the showroom floor. Last Saturday the car left the Indiana showroom where it spent the last 32 years after one deep pocketed Pontiac enthusiast paid $85,000 for the Trans Am. For that sum the new… » 7/09/11 10:00am 7/09/11 10:00am

One last chance at a brand new 1979 Pontiac Trans Am from the showroom…

If you've ever wondered what a brand new 32 year old car looks like feast your eyes on this 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. Next month this ultra low mileage Pontiac will finally leave the showroom where it has spent the majority of the last three decades, giving one lucky buyer the chance to buy a brand new '79 Trans Am. » 6/11/11 10:00am 6/11/11 10:00am

Surf’s Way, Way Up

Out of its habitat, this gold Trans Am Firebird Esprit sits submerged in San Diego, hit on Tuesday by rising flood waters caused by a week of powerful rainstorms. Photo Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images » 12/22/10 2:00pm 12/22/10 2:00pm

Hip Hop's Worst Knight Rider Tribute

What happens when you hire a director to make a Knight Rider-themed music video who has never seen Knight Rider? You get Curren$y's NSFW video for "Micheal Knight." Mean hook aside, is it that hard to find a Trans Am? » 11/22/10 10:30am 11/22/10 10:30am