‘73 Formula of Keith Lally from Kingston, Ohio

I bought my 1973 Firebird 400 in 1977 when I was 16 years old. It had 51,735 miles. I garage stored it for 29 years and started restoration in 2009. My son and I rebuilt the engine. It was bored over to .030 with a scat stroker kit.

Now it’s a 461 cu. in. with 549 lift compcam. I put in a scorpion roller valve train that features Kaufman aluminum heads. The fuel delivery is a Rob mic fuel pump to a pro fuel system with a Holley 870. The transmission is a GM Turbo 400 with a B&M 3K stall converter built by M. Downs.

It has got a 12 bolt master rear end with 373 gears and I rebuilt the suspension. The paint and body was done by Dean Osborne in Levercross, North Carolina.. I have all authentic GM sheet metal. My fiancé and me restored the interior. I finished my car in October 2017.

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’77 Formula of Jim Elick

This issue’s featured car is the ’77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia. Here is the story:

The Formula is the rarest of Firebirds but try to find a one-owner, matching numbers 400, in 29L Nautilus Blue with prototype “Sky Bird” bucket seats.

It was purchased 21 days after Smokey and the Bandit and spending $5000 for this car nearly 42 years ago. I have not seen another 77’ like her and apparently neither have the judges as we’ve just stormed through the southern US car show circuit. By these same attachments, it’s clear who my only Firebird club is!

Having just returned from Mecum in Indy and speaking with PHS, yet again, these simply don’t exist any longer, not with this cowl plate.

She is 43 years old and was featured on Summit Racing’s turntable for two weeks in September.. This car has a terrific story behind it as well being a one-owner vehicle.

'77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia
'77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia
'77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia
'77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia

2019 NJ Trans Am/ All Pontiac Run

Edison. NJ McDonalds to Howell, NJ Chik-Fil-A
7-13-2019

The 2019 NJ Trans Am/All Pontiac Run drew 20 participants, and all but three made the whole trip from Edison to Howell New Jersey Chik-Fil-A, our host and destination for this year’s Run. The weather was as good as one gets in July, with a high near 90 degrees, but fortunately without oppressive humidity, which pleased both the vehicles, and their owners.

While we did hit a small traffic jam getting on to Rt 195 east from the New Jersey Turnpike, as the non-car people fascinated themselves with a roadside Tire change, which backed traffic up from a point just as we got on to Rte. 195 east, back to the NJ Turnpike Toll Plaza. Once past the roadside entertainment for the non-car people, it was smooth sailing all the way to our destination.

The folks at Chik-Fil-A outdid themselves, not only did they throw in a Chunk Chocolate Cookie with each Run participant’s food order, but they even coned off the lower Parking Lot for our participants.

After allowing about an hour for everyone to settle in, eat, and hang out a bit, the winners for “Best Trans Am/Firebird”, and “Best Pontiac” were called. The “Best Trans Am/Firebird” Trophy went to a semi customized 1978 Black and Gold Trans Am, and the “Best Pontiac” Trophy went to a dark Green 1966? G.T.O.

Once the Trophies were awarded there was a FREE Raffle, to distribute some giveaway items to six lucky winners.

With the Trophies awarded, and free Raffle concluded, everyone headed home

See you all again next year.

Ben Deutschman

2019 NJ Trans Am/ All Pontiac Run
2019 NJ Trans Am/ All Pontiac Run
2019 NJ Trans Am/ All Pontiac Run
2019 NJ Trans Am/ All Pontiac Run

National Firebird and Trans Am Club – For owners of all year Pontiac Firebirds, Trans Ams, GTAs and Firehawks

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