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Martin's Old Cars Steal the Show

Post by Steve on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:17 pm

In Wallingford today two of Martin Brown's former cars took Best of Show and People's choice awards at the Barberino Show in Wallingford today. One was my 1980 Pace car and the old John's '81 SE. Gee Martin, with these cars and the recent sale of your TATA and 30th cars I am beginning to get the idea that you change cars like most of us change our socks

Next year there will be a separate class for Martin's discards. The show will be expanded to accept Camaros as well.


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Re: Martin's Old Cars Steal the Show

Post by hdebo on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:00 pm

thats funny
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Re: Martin's Old Cars Steal the Show

Post by nap on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:43 am

Just curious, did Martin win anything with those cars when he owned them? They look sweet. If he didn't it might have been because he did not own them long enough to put them into a show.

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Post by blue81ta on Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:04 pm

nap wrote:Just curious, did Martin win anything with those cars when he owned them? They look sweet. If he didn't it might have been because he did not own them long enough to put them into a show.

LMAO Laughing Laughing

Congrats for the award Steve. Cool
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Post by Steve on Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:11 pm

Jim, I don't know if it is a fair comparison to ask if Martin ever one with those cars. Obviously looking at the pictures there must have been a certain "ladies choice" element at play here.
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Post by mr71transam on Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:42 pm

Well Martin has provided a Great service to us by locating and bring those Great Firebird's back to New England. I just hopes he continues.

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Post by Steve on Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:17 pm

That is true Rick. We were just having a little fun at Martin's expense. My TA did take third place in the 68-81 Trans Am category. We borrowed Harry's trophy for John just to bust on Martin a bit.

Maybe some day we can talk Martin into selling that Camaro and coming back to the dark side of the force!
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Post by Steve on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:30 pm

Oh, now you are joking with me!!! What do you plan on next? You know I'm too curious not to ask.

I will be really jealous if you say a '73 Very Happy

By the way I have to tell you taht I really love the Pace Car. I am having the best time with it! I have a feeling I'll never let her go.
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:39 pm

Now don't get me going on this topic...


I have a long running joke with Rick on just how long that a Firebird that Martin owns will stay in his garage.

Rick still owes me for a case of Dos Equis XX beer on a bet we made because the 1979 Tenth Anniversary Trans Am is long gone...lol

I still have photos of all the ex-Martin Firebirds in the Charter Oak Firebird Newsletter files. Here are some photos of the car from April 2008.













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Post by Steve on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:11 pm

I think there are better investment opportunities in the '71, '72 and '73's with the non-SD 455. I have no idea why but people seem to think the Ram Air III with the high compression engines had more horses. The '71 and '72 in particular were underrated, first because of the use of net horsepower figures and second because they were lower compression.

You gotta love a 455.
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Post by hdebo on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:39 am

He has owned quite a few of them. Next year at the show they will add a class for birds Martin has owned Very Happy
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Post by Steve on Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:54 am

It will be an impressive class: 80 Pace Car, 81, SE, Tenth Annibersary, 30th anniversary. But then there is this Camro thing going on.....
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:05 am

Whoever did the interior restoration on the 1981 did a very nice job.

The car looks like factory showroom.

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:09 am

Harry said "He has owned quite a few of them. Next year at the show they will add a class for birds Martin has owned."

As long as Martin keeps buying those out of state Firebirds and Trans Am and keeps shipping them here to Connecticut, there will be a great supply of show quality Firebirds within a 75 mile radius of Hartford Connecticut.

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Re: Martin's Old Cars Steal the Show

Post by JohnA. on Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:19 pm

I deserve some credit on that 81 SE revival,like replacing the 23yr old tires that left me stranded on I-95 on memorial day weekend,new starter car wouldn`t restart after running 10 minutes,new turbocharger the car couldn`t outrun a lawnmower,rebuilt tranny, then the small stuff,new battery, new valve cover gaskets and new paint on the valvecovers.According to advisor Harry, a carb rebuild and a new radiator will be needed in the near future so share the glory Martin

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Post by Martin on Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:26 pm

Hi John and welcome..... of course you deserve credit as does Steve, they are your cars now and they look great....enjoy your cars
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