On July 5, 2010, Discovery Channel Ultimate Build-Off sonsored a firebird flying contest. A very nice looking 81 Trans-Am (350) vs a 83. The 81 received an Olds 403 while the 83 was stock. Hated to see the 81 cut up like they did. But of the two, the 81 did take flight. The 83 ended up with a blown motor (the build up crew took out the radiator) and was pushed off the cliff.

Worth watching to see the details. Again, hate to see what looked like good Trans-Ams going to the recyle bins and not a collector's garage.

The build-off took place in California.