This weekend, our club will be attending the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont Illinois. Here are just a few of the high-quality first generation Firebirds that we know are going to be there that you won’t want to miss.
Curt Richards will be unveiling the Scott Tiemann’s restoration of the Trans Am prototype developed by Pontiac Engineering. This is an exciting and historically significant car, as there were only two protypes and this is the only one that was not destroyed. This car was used to test the concepts and look of the creation of one of the most iconic high performance brands in automotive history – the Trans Am. To the casual observer, this car looks like a “wanna be” car as the Trans Am was never produced in silver, only white with blue stripes, and they never had the “Firebird” script above the word Trans Am on the front fender. But this car has been highly documented, and it is the real deal. You can learn more by visiting Curt’s Facebook page or Mike Noun’s website. Or see it for yourself on Saturday.
Gary Riley and Level One Restorations near Denver just completed this full concourse level restoration in time for the unveiling at MCACN. This is one of 17 Ram Air IV Convertible 1969 Firebirds ever produced. What makes this car even more rare, is that it is one of only five made with an automatic transmission, and only two are known to exist today.
We are also fortunate to have a a few of our own Midwest Firebirds’ members displaying their cars at this year’s show.
If you’re at the show, take the time and look at every small detail on this car to see exactly what a perfect 1969 Firebird Convertible looks like. Another one of our member’s that will be displaying his Firebird at the MCACN show is Paul Gundberg and his 1968 custom color restomod seen below.
The final car on our MCACN “Must See” list belongs to club member Scott Shaffer. Scott will be leaving his ’69 Trans Am at home, and opting to show this beautifly restored 1970 Ram Air IV GTO instead. This was a total frame off, no-expense spared restoration done by our friends at Tri-Power in Libertyville Illinois.
All the attention to detail really paid off – Scott’s GTO won Best of Show in its debut at the Crusin Tigers Indian Uprising show this August, and is sure to be in contention for Best of Show at the muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.
If you’re at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show this week please stop and say hello to any of our members – we always love to take the time when it comes to talking about our favorite muscle cars!
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