National Firebird and Trans Am Club Advertisers – Insurance, Parts, Publications and Literature, Service

These are the people and services that help bring information to our club members by advertising in our club publication, the Eagle. Please support them.

Insurance

Classic Auto Insurance, 1-800-397-0765, www.classicins.com
collector car insurance for less

Parts

Ames Performance Engineering, 1-800-421-2637, www.amesperf.com
Firebird and Trans Am restoration parts

Convertible parts, 1-800-343-4261, www.hydroe.com
pumps, cylinders, roof rails, weatherstripping and more!

Firebird Central, 859-408-2000, www.firebirdcentral.com
the best parts at the best prices, 10% off online orders using coupon code: EAGLE

Frank’s Restoration Parts, 760-361-3242, www.frankspontiacparts.com
buy, sell, new, used and reproduction

National Parts Depot, 800-874-7595, www.nationalpartsdepot.com
Restoration/Performance Parts & Accessories

The Parts Place, 800-442-0411, www.thepartsplaceinc.com
original and reproduction parts from the Pedal to the Metal!

Parts for your Firebird or Trans Am at http://parts.firebirdtaclub.com.
parts for all Pontiacs and other vehicles!

Year One1-800-932-7663
www.yearone.com
Parts for your Pontiac, Firebird and Trans Am

Publications and Literature

Firebird and Trans Am color sales brochures, 315-432-8282, www.autolit.com
original sales brochures for most cars and trucks

Pontiac Shop Manuals on CD, www.firebirdtaclub.com/regalia.htm
with Fisher body service and 1963-75 Pontiac parts, for ‘67, ‘68, ‘69, ‘70, ‘71 or ‘72

NFTAC Technical Sections, 773-769-7166, www.firebirdtaclub.com/regalia.htm
Volume I, II & III. Copies of technical topics published in the NFTAC Eagle.

Service

Speed and Sport Chrome Plating, 713-921-0236, www.speedsportchrome.com, sales@speedsportchrom.com
chrome plating, 15 day service, specializing in classic cars

Book Review: Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years


by David Newhardt

Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac’s iconic muscle car

The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford’s grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s.

Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird’s rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car’s continued popularity today.

This 2017 hardcover book is, priced at $50.00 is available on Amazon.

Purchaser review from Amazon: Finally a big fancy and good hardcover book on one of my other perennial favorite vehicles, the Pontiac Firebird and its derivatives, the Formula, Trans Am and so forth. Beautiful book chronicling this vehicle that sadly is no longer with us. Smokey and the Bandit and movie cars and marketing genius is in the book. I would have like to have seen the current Bandit conversion T/A (Camaro with a body kit made to look like a T/A; they also have a GTO based kit and other kits from others) car and aftermarket Camaro based clones as well as the racing cars and racing heritage. Otherwise I love the cover, love everything about the book and the history contained in it as it is well written. Glad to have this book in my F-Body (Camaro/Firebird) Book collection. Hope one day Pontiac will come back with the Firebird, T/A and Formula (wishful thinking). In the meantime we have a book like this tha
t perfectly shows these legends. – Jose Lopez P