In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition. For many of us, this car defined the muscle car in the late 1970s. When other manufacturers had reduced their muscle car lineup or quit building them altogether, Pontiac kept the Trans Am alive with several special editions in the late 1970s. The 1977 Trans Am Special Edition was the most popular of all the special editions because of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds’ name may have been on the marquis, but the Trans Am Special Edition was the star of the show. Let’s turn back the clock 40 years and see why the 1977 Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is one of the most sought after muscle cars from the 1970s. Read the rest of this entry
Tommy’s Car Blog was on hand during the Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival in Jonesboro, Georgia this past June. The city of Jonesboro teamed up with the Burt Reynolds Institute, Restore a Muscle Car, The Bandit Run, and the Snowman’s Run to host this year’s event. Jonesboro was one of the main filming locations of the movie and a great place to hold the event. There was plenty to see and do including a Burt Reynolds look-a-like contest and a recreation of the bridge jump held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry
The Mopar brand celebrates its 80th birthday by introducing the ’17 Mopar Challenger. This limited edition Challenger will be available in two custom paint schemes and come complete with a commemorative owner’s kit and serialized anniversary badge. Read the rest of this entry
The Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R is our featured muscle car in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Developed by Ford’s newly-formed Special Vehicle Team, this snake was a factory-bred, street-legal racer with minimal frills but loaded with plenty of performance equipment. The Cobra R also brought back the factory racer that had been absent from Ford’s lineup for way too long. Quite simply, there was nothing quite like the Cobra R during its three year production run. Read the rest of this entry
2017 will be a bittersweet year for the Dodge Viper. The iconic Viper will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and also mourn its demise.
The good news is Dodge decided to end production on a high note. Several special edition Vipers will be released in 2017, including the Snakeskin Edition GTC, 1:28 Edition ACR, and VooDoo II Edition ACR. The bad news is these special editions have already sold out with one exception. The Viper Snakeskin ACR will be available to order in mid-July. Up to 31 of these special edition Viper Snakeskin ACRs will be built. Read the rest of this entry
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special convertible is the latest addition to the TCB Garage. This modern day interpretation is a throwback to the original that first appeared way back in 1968. Fast forward to 2016 and the concept is pretty much the same. Except this time around, you can get the California Special as a coupe or convertible. We couldn’t wait to drop the top and put in some drive time to see what makes the California Special so…umm…special. Read the rest of this entry
Since 2014 is the golden anniversary of the Mustang, what better way to celebrate than looking at some rare and special edition cars? Many of these were offered regionally and were available in very limited numbers. That’s why many of these are so rare today and are hardly seen except at shows featuring the Mustang. It’s hard to believe this iconic car has been around for 50 years. Of all the pony cars, it is the only one with a consistent production run for the last half century. It goes without saying that few cars have made an impact quite like the Mustang. Here are some of our favorite special and limited editions. Read the rest of this entry