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    Trans Am given some positive publicity on CNN :)

    Nice little news clip on American Musclecars and their future.

    The CNN reporter apparently has a thing for the 2nd Gens. At the end of the report they ask him what his favorite muscle car is, and he says its the Bandit Trans Am.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bus...uscle.cars.cnn

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    It's nice to see reporters get the chance to be themselves for once. They're nothing more than salesmen, and unfortunately for the past couple years what sells has been bashing American muscle cars.

    If anything good comes out of the death of the muscle car, it'll be the fact that news of it will sell and maybe they'll get a decent sendoff. Or at least a good memorial.

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    Muscle cars wont die. They will come back over time, but I do fear the days of displacement are DONE.

    Props to CNN and that reporter

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    funny, same post in the AAG is titled "Bye Bye Muscle Cars"

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    it will never be the same or any where nere it.

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    Never is a long time. I thought the same thing in 1972 when the insurance industry and emissions rules killed the first run of muscle cars. Over time, they came back and were probably better cars (handled better, stopped better, etc.) than they were in the sixties and early seventies. There wasn't the big displacement race but the cars made up for it by getting more hp from smaller engines.

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    I no this is a little off topic but i saw one in a T.I. video yesterday and thought about it when i saw this post. I just thought it was amazing how a 2002 car is being put in a 2009 video still!!!!!!


    here is a link for the vid

    it's at 1:10 in the video ( not much of a fan of the song but it's ok b/c of the t/a!! )

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    ^^^The ta was pretty nice, i thought it was going to be on 24's and some weird paint but i was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Muscle cars wont die. They will come back over time, but I do fear the days of displacement are DONE.
    Can you really have a muscle car without some decent displacement? One of the things that appears in my mind when I think muscle is a picture of a fairly sized v8.

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    i like when he listed some muscle cars they were "Pontiac, Trans AM, GTO, and Firebird" Either this guy doesnt know much about older cars or hes a serious Pontiac fan

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    That trans am in the show room was absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aetos View Post
    Can you really have a muscle car without some decent displacement? One of the things that appears in my mind when I think muscle is a picture of a fairly sized v8.
    I can, the GNX is certainly worthy of the muscle car brand but its a v6 turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I no this is a little off topic but i saw one in a T.I. video yesterday and thought about it when i saw this post. I just thought it was amazing how a 2002 car is being put in a 2009 video still!!!!!!


    here is a link for the vid

    it's at 1:10 in the video ( not much of a fan of the song but it's ok b/c of the t/a!! )
    Quote Originally Posted by GOR1LA View Post
    ^^^The ta was pretty nice, i thought it was going to be on 24's and some weird paint but i was wrong.
    Me too. It looked smooth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    i like when he listed some muscle cars they were "Pontiac, Trans AM, GTO, and Firebird" Either this guy doesnt know much about older cars or hes a serious Pontiac fan
    Hahahahaha...i thought the same thing. Probably didn't know shit b/c he was the guy who went to the show room, I bet he only had Pontiac on his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    i like when he listed some muscle cars they were "Pontiac, Trans AM, GTO, and Firebird" Either this guy doesnt know much about older cars or hes a serious Pontiac fan

    NO, you just interpreted it wrong..sorry dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I can, the GNX is certainly worthy of the muscle car brand but its a v6 turbo.
    Exactly!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I can, the GNX is certainly worthy of the muscle car brand but its a v6 turbo.

    True, but I still think thats a niche of a muscle car.... I wouldn't be able to fathom camaro's,firebird's mustang's, etc. without a v8.

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    Don't forget the fastest 89 Firebird was using the turbocharged Buick V6. It's supposed to be one of the fastest stock Firebirds of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhTwo View Post
    Don't forget the fastest 89 Firebird was using the turbocharged Buick V6. It's supposed to be one of the fastest stock Firebirds of all time.
    THREAD JACK!


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    nice vid

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