Another Trans Am Conversion

from Car Scoop

Another Trans Am Conversion Not surprisingly, Pontiac’s demise has spurred an interest in the creation of Trans Am replicas based on the new Chevrolet Camaro. We remind you that we’ve already seen a conceptual proposal for a modern-day Pontiac Trans Am from ASC Creative Services and real-life examples from Lingenfelter  and Trans Am Depot.

The latest company to join the list of tuners interested in creating a Trans Am replica is a company called Gearhead Performance Group.

Along with the cosmetic upgrades that include new front and rear fascias complete with unique lights, 21- or 22-inch snowflake wheels, a large rear spoiler and gold interior accents, the tuner claims that it will offer an optional twin-turbo LS9 V8 with some 900 horsepower.

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Firebird Fest of the Carolinas

June 18-19, 2010

Whether you’ve got a bone-stock base ’67 Firebird or a fully-modded ’02 Trans Am, a Trailer Queen or a Daily Driver, you’ll want to turn out at this fantastic and exciting new event! We’ll have something for EVERY Firebird Enthusiast at this show! Vendors, swap meet, a road cruise, and a Silent Auction are just some of the fun things we’ll have happening at the Sheraton Imperial this Memorial Day Weekend!
Come in on Friday evening and join us for a casual dinner on-site! Discuss your Bird, your travels…or just kick back and listen to others talk. After breakfast on your own, Saturday will hold tons of fun and exciting things to do, with plenty of Birds nesting in the parking lot! We’ll wrap up Saturday evening with a Road Cruise and dinner, with special seating for winners of the competition!

There have been many new developments if you haven’t visited our website lately! In the works is an on-site dyno, an Opening Night Gala in Downtown Mebane, and we now have a block of hotel rooms!
Hotel Information: Holiday Inn Express — Mebane, ph.: 919-304-9900

ACCESSIBLE ROOMS, SMOKING, AND NON-SMOKING AVAILABLE!! Rooms include a Fitness Center and a HOT Breakfast. Room rate is $84.99 per night and the Group Name is “Firebird Fest”. Rooms MUST be booked by May 29, 2010, to receive the locked-in rate. So, if you’ve been putting off registering because you were waiting for hotel information, here’s your opportunity! DON’T wait because space is LIMITED. I am looking into booking a second hotel group at a neighboring hotel, so that information will also be forthcoming soon!

Bethany Orr

More information on the website at
Firebird Fest of the Carolinas, phone: (919) 619-5097