// Club Founder & National President Murray McMillan
Engine - 1969 Pontiac 428 - Bored .030 - 4 Bolt Mains - Ported & Polished -Original #62 Heads
Compression is 11 To 1 - Premium Fuel Only
Horsepower = Enough
Lunati RAM IV Cam .495 Lift
Comp Cams Roller Rockers
Edelborok Performer Intake
Hedman Aluminum Headers..Dual exhaust
Holley Avenger 670 ....Size 76 Jet Primary / Size 80 Secondary - Vacum Tuned
Interior - Black Leather from Larry's Auto Trim
Paint Viper Red W/Gold Misted Pixie Dust / Flames by Ron AKA "ICEMAN" at Classic Paint
New Turbo 400 W/3000 Hole-shot Stall Converter - B&M Quick Silver Shifter W/ Trans Go Stage 3 Shift Kit
12 Bolt Rear end 3:23 Gears
2" Summit Drop Leafs In The Rear
QA-1 Coil Overs in the Front
Complete Braking System Redone - All New Hubs and Ceramic Pads
Accel HEI Ignition System With 6200 Rev Limiter
3 Core Chamion Aluminum Radiator With Dual Heat Activate Electric fans
Halogen Lamp Upgrade With Cut Glass Lenses
All New Control Arm Bushings in 2019
14.7 :1 Sterring System Upgrade 2019
18x8 Bandit Wheels Front
18x9 Bandit Wheels Rear
Tires - Bridgestone Summer Performance Pole Position
4200 Watt Rockville Sound system with 1000 Watt Alpine - Mono Amp For 12" JL Audio Subwoofer
Ontario Chapterl President // Jorge Solorzano
1 - 1998 Pontiac Firebird 109 000 original kms. Navy Blue Metallic Paint 3.8 V6 engine T-tops and original 10 speaker monsoon sound system Aftermarket ram air hood
2 - 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 128 000 original km's Flame Red Metallic paint 5.7 L98 350 V8 TPI with a 700r4 automatic transmission Fully loaded with all the power options and a digital dash
Clubs 1st Founding Member Nationally -// Terry Donaldson // Chief Executive Officer For Life
1977 Trans Am
Black on black - I have owned the car for 23 years.
95,885 original miles - New Black Paint in 2015
Black leather interior - 400 Pontiac Engine
350 Transmission - Hurst Dual Gate Shifter
Rare Rear Seat Console - Rally 2 Wheels Aluminum Rings
15 Inch Tires 50 Series - Original space saver spare
Kenwood Sound System - Aluminum Radiator
Complete New Brake Hardware
Founding Member #8 // Gabriel Teves
Ladder bar car, 12 point cage
Turbo 400 transmission with trans brake
Ford 9 inch Rear End
35 spline axles and 4.11 gears
Engine - 484 ci Pontiac with 13-1 compression
Comp cams roller cam
Harland Sharp 1.65 roller rockers, wiseco pistons
Edelbrock Victor intake ported by Mike Voycey
Edelbrock rpm heads ported by Ron Elford
Quick fuel 1000 cfm carburetor
MSD Billet distributor
Moroso vacuum pump
Convo pro rims
31x14 Hoosier slicks
Engine dynoed at 680hp 650 fts tq
Ontario London 1st Officer - To Be Named
Founding Member #9 // John Armstrong
1980 Pontiac Firebird
I am the 4th owner and the 6th owner
The car was purchased by my grandfather in 1989
Passed down to me
Sold in 2012 repurchased in 2015
Originally came with a 301 small block but was later replaced with a 350 after an engine seize in 2014
The entire car is pretty much stock except for the replaced engine
Founding Member #10 // Rick Skrabl
Pontiac 30th anniversary transam car number 501
This car is all stock and 1 of only 100 Canadian cars 65 coupes.
Mine is one of and 35 convertibles
I have all the documentation from the day it was sold at a dealer in British Columbia
The other 1500 cars were American cars sold in the USA.
My car is a automatic with every option available at the time
Founding Member #13 // Robert Nardi
1969 Firebird Convertible
350 v8 4 Barrel
Founding Member #14 // Ted Greene
Bought in 1994 needing lots of work for $300.
Had rear ended someone.
Stock 403 with headers, currently getting 1970 350 heads, cam etc
Founding Member #15 // Charles Kelly
1999 30th Anniversary edition #658 Firebird Transam
Founding Member #8 // Charles Kelly
1999 30th Anniversary edition #658 Firebird Transam
Founding Member #16 // Carl Beaudry
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND
1980 turbo. Black and gold SE. Interior is camel tan. I rebuilt the 301 turbo motor and was unsatisfied with its performance so I sold the motor and transmission. I have a rebuilt 403 from my 79 trans am sitting on a stand ready to drop in. Car is currently in my barn waiting for restauration. Parts car: 1980 turbo with a blown 403 in it. Interior is also camel tan. Donor for the black car. I am going to part this one out. Once I have stripped it, I will post the parts up on the club site if anyone wants anything that is left.
Founding Member #17 // Jeffrey Cohen
I've owned my Formula since 2003. I looked for 2 years to find the right car. It was originally a 5 litre automatic. I did a swap to a manual 5 speed in my garage using a donor car a year later. I've done the following mods in chronological order:
17" Ronal Firehawk wheels
Flowmaster cat back exhaust - Eibach sport lowering springs.
BMR strut tower brace - Sub frame connectors
Steering box brace
LS3 swap using a a GMPP LS480 crate engine
Magnum T56 six speed transmission
Stainless works headers
In 2014 I added:
BRP hot rod headers and cat, and Magnaflow cat back.Repainted the engine bay, front clip, and the bottom of the car.
Corvette fuel system with 400 lph pump. All new fuel lines.Night Fury camshaft
Hawks 8.8 rear end, which included swapping the factory rear drum set up with 4th gen rear discs.4th Gen seats.
Nitto 555s in front and 555Rs in the rear.Last year I added the Procharger and intercooler.It put down 650 rwhp on the Dyno in current form at 8 psi.
Founding Member #18 // Wanda Jestara Lorraine
1994 Trans Am
6 speed t56
Black T - Top
Aftermarket Ram Air Hood.
Founding Member #19 // Albert Melchior
Albert's 1970 Pro-touring TA
The first car in Albert's "Warrior Series" of builds this 1970 firebird Pro-touring TA has 95% of
it's exterior body panels replaced in Carbon Fiber. The modifications to not end with Carbon as the car
has a 418 cubic inch LS3 with a 2,300 Magnuson super charger matted to a T56 6 speed transmission
and a Ride tech triangulated 4 link rear end. Controlling and stopping this beast is left to BFG Rival S tires
and Baer XTR brakes, and Ride Tech Tripple adjustable shocks that keep contact with road. The Custom
carved Forgeline Honeycomb styled rims pay homage to Pontiac's iconic styled rims.
The theme of this build is to create a modern day reflection on an early second gen Trans Am. This
considered we custom built all the effect panels to provide for a "Carbon Candy Blue" stripe onm the car.
Accomplishing this was no small feat, all the panels had to be built out of mixed compostes to achieve
parts that carried a silver based Carbon woven stripe with the part it's self. The parts then had to be shot
with Candy Blue paint, taped off white and then the air brushing and pinstripe ahd to be added. The
whole car was then cleared, cut and buffed to eleminate any riges in the graphics. When one moves into
the interior you are faced with a custom set of intruments that look stock but are not. Also hinded to trick
the eye is a full roll cage that is burried in the roof linner of the car. The Seats are customized Cobra
Minsano's that have additioinally been treated to real 1970 Comforate weave material & Carbon Candy
Blue painted seat backs to tie into the theme of the car.
Founding Member #20 // Jim Morisson
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND - FIREBIRD IN RESTORATION
1977 Formula Firebird
Engine Pontiac 455 525 HP
Paint - Buccaneer red.
Options - power windows, Rallye wheels, gauge pkg,black velour interior with a new headliner, console with factory eight track deck rear spoiler, rear window louvre, has the original licence plates, space saver spare with inflator can, 36707 miles on car,, bought on October 7, 1977. Second owner
Founding Member #21 - Gordon Barrister
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND
1970 Formula 400 with a 60 over bored 455 hooked up to a TKO 600 5 speed...Oregon based roller that we brought back to Ontario in 2007 was the base for this early Pro-touring platform. The car took two years to complete and has been featured at "SEMA", competed at the "Optima Ultimate Street Car" ,was feature in March of 2009 in "High Performance Pontiac" magazine, and won "The Starlight Children's choice Best of Show" award at the 2009 Trans Am Nationals. The wheels are custom carved one off in the world rims that are arguably the rims that spurred the production of Year One's subsequent 17" honey comb styled wheels...
Founding Member #22 // Jesse Battye
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND
Decals say Trans Am
1991 firebird GTA
5.7 liter with a Carburetor
Founding Member #23 // Paul Severiano
1988 GTA 5.7
Crazy high end stereo
Founding Member #24 // Dale Hart
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND
Founding Member # 25 // Imran Chaudry
PLAYS IN BACKGROUND
Founding Member #26 // Ken McCaw
1976 Trans Am, 400 engine with Automatic transmission, Sterling Silver paint and Black Interior. All stock survivor with a stock engine rebuild this summer
Founding Member #27 // Dean Bergerson
CAR IN RESTORATION
1974 - 4 speed 455 SD
I am the origional owner.
Only 289 4 speeds produced in 73/74 that I am aware of.
Founding Member #31 Rick Ward
68 Firebird 400 Convertible
Engine 1971 – 400
Trans 1971- TH350
Bought in Iowa - 2010.
Kept in Florida until 2017
Parts I have added:
QA1 Coil overs 550lb/in GS401-10450A
Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
Hotchkis 1.5 rear shocks
Hotchkis 2407C Rear Leaf springs
Hotchkis sub frame extenders
Hotchkis Convertible X-Brace body support
Right Stuff front Disk Brakes
BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s
Flo master Dual Exhaust w/2 1/2” pipes
Petronix Flame Thrower Distributor HE Ignition
Founding Member #32 Shawn Cormier
Creme white 1979 Firebird Trans Am with the following
30 over Olds 350 Rocket with Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake
Petronix Flamethrower HEI distributor
Petronix Digital HP CDI box
630CFM Quickfuel Carburetor
Dual Flex-A-Lite electric fans
Scat Pro-Car rally seats
SoundMat interior with Alpine sound system
Rebuilt TH350 turbo transmission with 2nd stage TransGo Shift kit
3:43 Tru-Trac rear-end
Founding Member #33 // Wyatt Bedard
1979 Trans Am
Unmolested , All Original, Numbers Matching
6.6 litre, Automatic
Original Mayan Red colour
I am the 2nd owner, and I have owned it since 1995
Founding Member #34 // Don Stewart
1989 Trans Am 20th Anniversary
Turbo Trans Am Festival Pace Car #37
PAS REgistry car #78
1994 25th Anniversary T-Top 1750 Produced - 600 W/Cassette 75 For Canada Imported From Maryland
1999 Trans Am 30th Anniversary -Convertible #1565 - 1 of 535 Produced - Originally New Mexico Car Imported To Canada
Founding Member # 35 // Alex Pulcini
Numbers matching 350 - upgraded with 4 barrel Edelbrock intake, Holley carb, 4 speed automatic with OD, posi traction 3.55 gearsAlessandro Pulcini ///California built car, numbers matchingEngine: 400 CI , mild cam,Transmission: Turbo 400Shift kit, posi traction 3.55 gears
Founding Member #38 // Kevin Cahill
91 TransAm GTA 305 TPI with TH700r4 , pos rear end 2.73 gears
Founding Member #39 // Chuck - Charles Mossey
1997 Firebird Convertible
Founding Member #40 - Terry Cooke
1974 Trans Am 400 AT 25000 original miles , low option .
Was with the original owner when ordered new and was his "commuter" car to university.
It's been in storage since 1976
I've owned the car for 11 years but have never driven it on the road.
Founding Member #41 // Marco Ramos
It was originally a V6, previous owner has dropped in a SBC 350 from a 69 Camaro
2 ½ stainless exhaust with Magnaflow, gives the car a nice sound.
Over the winter I installed power steering
Has original 4 speed Saginaw and 10 bolt rear end that is non POSI, yes I’m a one wheel peeler for now.
Car was painted about 5 years ago and had a new top installed last year.
I’ve owned the car for just one year
Founding Member #45 // Scott Oliver
1967 Firebird convertible.
It has been in the shop for over a year for body and paint and ended up with a new frame, sub-frame connectors and almost every new metal body panel. It should be out of the shop in the next couple of weeks. Just in time for Plunkett's car show in London.
I completed an engine swap with an LS2. Paint is Cherry Red. The interior is leather closely matching the original parchment colour and stitching .
Updates include a Dakota digital dash, LED halo headlights, LED tail lights, 68 side marker lights and a chrome steering column.
The transmission is a six speed with a posi rear end with 4:10 gears.
Founding Member #47 // Sergio Succi
1982 Firebird Trans Am
Colour: Spectra Red
This car belonged to my dad, for 23 years. I only drove the car once, the day after it was stolen and found. I went to retrieve it.
My dad loved his grand children very much, and because he loved them, he mistakenly promised this car to all seven grandchildren. He was on in years and no longer felt comfortable in driving this car. So, it sat parked for about seven years. To get him out of a bind, I purchased the car for $3500, that way he could give each grandchild $500 and keep everyone happy.
I have worked on the restoration for the last 5 years. When he last saw it, his only comment was “it looks brand you”. This past October, I registered the car for the 2018 Motorama in Toronto, to be held on March 9th. Tuesday March 6th, my dad passed away. I was devastated, but my friends and fellow club members of the Rodmasters Car Club stepped up to the plate. 5am Thursday morning they showed up at my door step, took the car to Toronto International Center. They setup up and cleaned the car until it was spotless. We had my dad’s funeral Friday, the first day of the Motorama. Saturday, I had the opportunity to go to the show and see the results of my friend’s efforts.
Saturday afternoon, my son and daughter-in-law were with me. We sat down for the awards presentation. My daughter-in-law asked me if I had a chance at any awards, I replied, “not a hope in hell”, knowing all the other nice cars in attendance.
About 20 minutes into the awards presentation, I heard “entry #331 …” I held my breath; did I hear right? Then “1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, owned by Sergio Succi, First in Class” Went up thinking; no can’t be true, and thinking of my dad the entire time. After accepting the plaque, sat back down and totally lost control!
The emotions of that week can never be duplicated. My dad finally got some recognition.
Founding Member #48 // Barry Simpson
1978 Trans Am, original owner, original paint and interior. Martinique blue with white interior and ordered with the the following options:
A31 - Power Windows - C60 - Air Conditioning
R19 - Rear Window Defroster - A01 - Tinted Glass
Y92 - Lamp Group - B37 - Floor Mats
B84 - Side Moldings - A90 - Remote Deck Release
UN2 - AM/FM 8 Track - N33 - Tilt Wheel
Y90 - Custom Trim - C04 - Delay Wipers
K30 - Cruise Control - CC1 - Roof Hatches
WS6 - Rally Handling - V02 - Super Cooling
MX1 - Automatic Transmission - W72 - 400 4bbl 220 HP
In 1996 the original motor and transmission were removed and stored for future reinstallation, replaced with a built 455 HO with the following specs:
block - 1971 455HO service replacement block, 4 bolt mains, align bored .034 over, sonic tested
rods - Eagle 6.80" BBC forged H-beam
crank - stock cross drilled, rod journals machined to accept Eagle BBC rods
pistons - Ross XL421P custom dished to SD Performance specs
rings - Speed Pro plasma-moly file fit
cam - Comp Cams custom grind hydraulic roller camshaft of 236/245 duration, .570/.574 valve lift, 112 lobe separation
deck height - 0.000"
heads - Edelbrock 72cc ported by SD Performance
rockers - Harlan Sharp 1.50 roller rockers
lifters - Comp Cams roller lifters
valves - Ferrea 2.19" intake valves, 1.77" exhaust valves
springs - SP VS1606 FM 120 lbs at 1.620"
intake - Port matched Edelbrock Performer RPM & Blocker High Velocity Induction System
carb - 800 cfm Quadrajet 73 SD clone - built by Cliff Ruggles, Mt. Vernon OH
oil pump - Mellings Ram Air
compression - 10.25 to 1
ignition - 78 HEI with Crane HI-6, rev limiter set at 6000, 14o initial, 18o mechanical by 2400, 14o vacuum
exhaust - Hooker $uper Comp 2" to 3.5" collectors, 3" Dr Gas X pipe, Ultra-flo mufflers, 3" tailpipes.
converter - Custom Continental from Cliff Ruggles - flashes to 4000 rpm
rear end - reinforced GM 10 bolt, Eaton posi - 3.42 gears, Moser 30 spline axles
estimated power output, 550 hp, 600+ lb/ft torque
Founding Members #55 - Cameron Haskins
1970 formula 400 99 percent original 1 repaint been in the family about 20 years .
Founding Members #56 - Mike Crofton
Firebird #2 1981 Trans Am
Bought this Car in Thunder Bay in 1985 from the original purchaser. It had only 30000 Kms on it. Most of those coming from trip from Thunder Bay to Daytona in 1984 It has been stored every winter since then. In the late 1980”s I had an aftermarket”Alpine” cassette deck and amplifier installed. It’s now just a clock / Around the same time I had the rear leafs re-arced and an extra leaf installed, giving it its present raked look \ It is a WS4 car and I have the original Brentwood Brown Paint. It’s a little scuffed up but hanging in there
It still has the original 5.0 litre “GM Production” engine which has not yet been re-built (now over 100,000 MILES)
The car has Cragar Louvres, Painted body colour
Unfortunately a few years ago “Joe Shadetree” decided to remove the air conditioning since it has a T-roof
I have the air conditioning system and am planning to have it reinstalled
The interior was re-done in the early 2000’swith special embroidery done on both front seats
The snowflake wheels came from a friend’s 1979 Trans Am (He prefers the turbines)
The stock rally 2”s that were on it can be seen on my 1968 Firebird coupe
I run 235/60/15 tires on the front and 255/60/15 tires out back
The drive train was pulled and refreshed with new gasket, belts, houses and seals and then re- painted this summer.
At that same time I had the catylitic converter removed. After 39 years of silence it now makes a little sound. I take the car to local cruise nights and car shows even though it’s far from a show car
Recently though it has gotten some interest as the “Survivor” seems to getting more popular with the show judge
It won a trophy (Not 1st place) in Verona in 2017 in its age class
It also received honorable mention at the Limestone City Classic in Kingston the summer amongst 500+ vehicles
I have 3 sets of T-tops including the ones on the car, an extra set of snowflakes, and various other bits and pieces
I (Like no doubt most of the members) get constant offers on the car but have no plans to sell
Founding Members #57- Graham Hill
The 1980 Firbird ar was my father's and it sat for 8 years. I put it back on the road last summer to get dad out for 1 last ride unfortunately he did not get to go as he was to sick and he passed away.
Founding Members #58 - John Stillo
1986 Trans Am all original and only 92000 kms. Owned for two fantastic years and enjoying every ride. The Tbar just adds to the freedom. Ride on Firebird family.
Founding Members #61 - Lorraine Brann
My little 1983 V6 which I purchased in June 1983 as my daily driver. This car has been through a lot over the years from tires being slashed to having bullets removed from the body and taillights but we keep moving forward.
"Firechicken" aka "The Flaming Seagull"
as my mechanic calls her has been a faithful car all these years. She's in need of some cosmetic repairs but she starts everytime and right now that's all that matters to me. ❤
Founding Members #59 -Wolfgang Uwe Schulz
1999 Trans-Am Firehawk c096
Founding Members #60 -Mike Clark
1988 notchback GTA, currently undergoing some body work to fix an accident from 1992,
long before I owned it in 2006. Bought it from Thirdgen classifieds with out a motor, but a clean title.
Was a US car from Florida originally and had a 91-92 front bumper on it.
That's when I started digging and found all sorts of evidence it was in a front end collision.
Last time it was on the road under it's own power was 2010.
And then there's my 87 GTA, bought this one last summer so I would have something nice to drive.
Didn't take much to safety but there were some things that were fixed on it right away to clear up some
codes and make it safe to drive (exhaust leak and steering components).
Founding Members #63 - Gary Boucher
I purchased my Transam in 1977 off of my cousin with 6,000 miles on it for 6 thousand dollars. It sits with 106 thousand miles on it now. About 7years ago, we had a ground-up restoration we had the engine rebuilt with a boosted cam. I completely disassembled the car apart and started the restoration. I have been to car shows, and I never see one like mine, maybe because it was a cheap transam without power windows ac or t roof. One thing I noticed is this Transam has a three-side belt mldg and continues on the fender and across the hood, so I'm not sure what model of Transam am it is.
Founding Members #64 - Peter Pomykacz
1975 Firebird Trans Am, 400 c.i., Auto
Silver with Black Interior, all original
Trans Am Territory Participant at Mosport in 1978
All stock except for the Blaupunkt stereo, original AM radio in storage
No Screaming Chicken on the hood
Purchased used in 1976 from Donway Ford in Scarborough, Ontario
It was their "Special Of The Week" on display
Took it for a test drive,
Drove like a go-kart around corners,
The salesman was scared out of his mind,
So I bought it.
Founding Members #66 - Tracy Maddin
Swapped fuel injected 5.0l
For a 5.7l. ..030 bore.
With pop up pistons.
Comp cams. 525 lift.
High rise intake,Holley 650 double pumper carb.
World products torker heads
Gear drive timing set
Dyno sheet says 500hp 500ft lbs torque.
Changed the automatic to a 5 speed V6 Gear box... (works awesome)
Just recently painted it silver with yellow accents.
Have a custom fabricated Notch back that will be put on
Founding Members #72 - Rod Theoret
79 10th anniversary TransAm - 403 automatic (all original with papers).
Founding Members #73 - Ben Rosenthal
Last summer I picked up a 76 TA and have been bringing it back to its former glory over the past year and a half. It a 400, auto in carrousel red. Original colour. It still has a small list of things that still need to be done but overall a great driver.
Founding Members #74 - Jay Dover
Founding Members #75 - Dwayne Kish
350 Pontiac Engine
3 Speed Manual On The Floor
Matching Numbers car Restored Over 9 Year Period
Founding Members #76 - Kathy Gristey
81 TransAm Special Edition, 305