Originally Posted by GXP Venom
Hey know, the Camaro'*. T/A'*, and 'Vettes were nice in the '80s.
Back in the '80s I had a metallic blue '78 Trans Am T/A 6.6 named "Thumper" that I absolutely loved to death. It had the matching three-shades-of-blue screaming chicken on the hood, snowflake alloy wheels (I would have preferred honeycombs, but oh, well), and all the power I could handle. I remember one glorious night when I got on the gas hard from a stoplight on dry pavement, and all my tape cassettes went rocketing down the center console and landed in the back seat. Other than getting on the supercharger in second gear with my '93, that was the only other car in which I scared myself with my own acceleration.
Styling-wise, the '77 and '78 years were the best for the new rectangular-headlight front ends. After that, from '79 through '81, they got all bloated, as if the car had developed a head cold, and there was so much plastic stuck together in the nose that the pieces were never straight or aligned with each other quite right.
(Oh, yeah, it was named "Thumper" as it had a tendency to bottom-out its front suspension over anything rougher than a railroad crossing...)
(Oh, and tape cassettes were these way-cool things that came along to replace 8-tracks, which were... oh, never mind, the nurse says it'* time for me to go outside for a while...)