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#1 Posted : Saturday, 26 January 2019 2:39:56 PM(UTC)
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Hello from North Carolina USA...Have been interested in Austrailian cars ever since I saw Mad max 40 years ago when I was a teenager...
Have playing with and racing cars most of my life.....
Currently own 3 Pontiac Firebirds..1979 Trams Am..1996 Pontiac V6 Firebird...1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula WS6 that I special ordered new With the 1Le option (Very rare only 14 produced)
Look forward to engaging with car people from Down under...

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#2 Posted : Saturday, 26 January 2019 5:46:47 PM(UTC)
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If you are into Aussie cars and like Pontiacs, buy a mid 2000’s GTO. They were built in Australia, and here they are a re-incarnation if the only true Australian Muscle Car, the Holden GTS327/350.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, 26 January 2019 10:39:31 PM(UTC)
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I'm very familiar with the GTO..Had a 2004 that I acquired back in 2007..I drove it all the time was a really nice low mileage car..Was Yellow with a 350(5.7)with a six speed transmission...Unfortunately it was destroyed in 2014 when a giant Oak tree fell on it during a thunderstorm and squashed it like an aluminum beer can..Had good insurance on it and least I got paid for it...Have been looking for another one..But nice ones are getting hard to find here anymore for a decent price..alot of them have been modified and have been run completely into ground..and nice unmolested low mileage examples (far and few between) command a premium price...Sooner or later I will run across one and will snag it when I Do...

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#4 Posted : Sunday, 27 January 2019 9:36:34 AM(UTC)
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Mad Max 1 was the best one for me.

Love the bog go van getting hit, seen the dude who was in it, talk about what it was like to be swung about like that haha.

Love the Kawasaki Z9OO's and doing the donut and then wheel stand up the road, that was commonly done before the Mad Max and dragging that dude up the road on his back, we did that up the beach hanging on the back using your feet to slide until you came off, even towed a Hood behind cars sitting on that with as many who could sit on it until it got too hot or you came off.

People do not like that type of stuff nowadays, hang on they did not like it back in the 70's, I remember next door come over complaining about me with a sheet of corrugated iron dragging my mates behind my car around the house when I was 13yo, what's it got to do with you I said, he lived 200m away, but he was always coming up complaining about anything, a real goody two shoes with a nasty streak with nothing better to do, who thought he was Hitler.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, 27 January 2019 11:04:01 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Two lane blacktop Go to Quoted Post
I'm very familiar with the GTO..Had a 2004 that I acquired back in 2007..I drove it all the time was a really nice low mileage car..Was Yellow with a 350(5.7)with a six speed transmission...Unfortunately it was destroyed in 2014 when a giant Oak tree fell on it during a thunderstorm and squashed it like an aluminum beer can..Had good insurance on it and least I got paid for it...Have been looking for another one..But nice ones are getting hard to find here anymore for a decent price..alot of them have been modified and have been run completely into ground..and nice unmolested low mileage examples (far and few between) command a premium price...Sooner or later I will run across one and will snag it when I Do...



I never saw a single one when I was in USA and Canada for 6 weeks in Aug-Sept in 2018. Saw two in Hawaii a few years back, one on Oahu and one o Maui.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, 27 January 2019 12:55:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: castellan Go to Quoted Post
Mad Max 1 was the best one for me.

Love the bog go van getting hit, seen the dude who was in it, talk about what it was like to be swung about like that haha.

Love the Kawasaki Z9OO's and doing the donut and then wheel stand up the road, that was commonly done before the Mad Max and dragging that dude up the road on his back, we did that up the beach hanging on the back using your feet to slide until you came off, even towed a Hood behind cars sitting on that with as many who could sit on it until it got too hot or you came off.

People do not like that type of stuff nowadays, hang on they did not like it back in the 70's, I remember next door come over complaining about me with a sheet of corrugated iron dragging my mates behind my car around the house when I was 13yo, what's it got to do with you I said, he lived 200m away, but he was always coming up complaining about anything, a real goody two shoes with a nasty streak with nothing better to do, who thought he was Hitler.

Like the first Mad Max movie too..Although the Road Warrior was just as good..Saw Mad Max at the drive in theater back in 1978 or 79...(still had my first car a 1971 Chevelle SS with a 396 and Cowl induction) Thought the movie was the coolest
Thing since individually wrapped cheese slices... ..Remember trying to figure out what kind of car Max was driving... To us it looked like a cross between a AMC javelin and a Ford Torino with a mach 1 Mustang hood but at the same time it didn't look like either one....Didn't figure out until years later that it was an Australian Ford...Used to to crazy fun related car things also...Times have definitely changed and Sometimes think that is not necessarily for the better....

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#7 Posted : Sunday, 27 January 2019 1:13:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: HK1837 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Two lane blacktop Go to Quoted Post
I'm very familiar with the GTO..Had a 2004 that I acquired back in 2007..I drove it all the time was a really nice low mileage car..Was Yellow with a 350(5.7)with a six speed transmission...Unfortunately it was destroyed in 2014 when a giant Oak tree fell on it during a thunderstorm and squashed it like an aluminum beer can..Had good insurance on it and least I got paid for it...Have been looking for another one..But nice ones are getting hard to find here anymore for a decent price..alot of them have been modified and have been run completely into ground..and nice unmolested low mileage examples (far and few between) command a premium price...Sooner or later I will run across one and will snag it when I Do...



I never saw a single one when I was in USA and Canada for 6 weeks in Aug-Sept in 2018. Saw two in Hawaii a few years back, one on Oahu and one o Maui.

They are getting kind of scarce I really don't think that they took off here like GM thought they would...Especially since they killed off the Firebird....Most Americans thought that the styling was kind of bland and didn't really look like a Pontiac should...Me personally think that it is a cool under the radar type car and was a performance bargain for the price....
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#8 Posted : Sunday, 27 January 2019 7:28:04 PM(UTC)
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Hi Mate,

Tell us a bit about the conditions/perils of old car ownerships over in the part of the States your from. Your state gets pretty cold and icy at times I imagine?
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#9 Posted : Monday, 28 January 2019 4:23:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Two lane blacktop Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: castellan Go to Quoted Post
Mad Max 1 was the best one for me.

Love the bog go van getting hit, seen the dude who was in it, talk about what it was like to be swung about like that haha.

Love the Kawasaki Z9OO's and doing the donut and then wheel stand up the road, that was commonly done before the Mad Max and dragging that dude up the road on his back, we did that up the beach hanging on the back using your feet to slide until you came off, even towed a Hood behind cars sitting on that with as many who could sit on it until it got too hot or you came off.

People do not like that type of stuff nowadays, hang on they did not like it back in the 70's, I remember next door come over complaining about me with a sheet of corrugated iron dragging my mates behind my car around the house when I was 13yo, what's it got to do with you I said, he lived 200m away, but he was always coming up complaining about anything, a real goody two shoes with a nasty streak with nothing better to do, who thought he was Hitler.

Like the first Mad Max movie too..Although the Road Warrior was just as good..Saw Mad Max at the drive in theater back in 1978 or 79...(still had my first car a 1971 Chevelle SS with a 396 and Cowl induction) Thought the movie was the coolest
Thing since individually wrapped cheese slices... ..Remember trying to figure out what kind of car Max was driving... To us it looked like a cross between a AMC javelin and a Ford Torino with a mach 1 Mustang hood but at the same time it didn't look like either one....Didn't figure out until years later that it was an Australian Ford...Used to to crazy fun related car things also...Times have definitely changed and Sometimes think that is not necessarily for the better....


The next best Aussie movie that I have seen of late is Wolf Creek the first one with Mick Taylor, this is based off a mate of mine down the road, his name is Mick but they got the last name wrong, it may sound like Taylor but it starts with a V and is spelt totally different. and his 4x4 was not a F100 it was a Chev K20 and he hates Pommy's.
The 2ed one is no where as good as the 1st.

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