When I saw “Rocky II” as a little kid, I remember feeling ambivalent about his new car, a souped up 1979 Pontiac Fire Bird Trans Am (what it’s doing in a field of weeds in this picture I don’t know, but the interweb told me this was the actual real deal).
I sensed that the scrappy, humble “old Rocky” was gone, and had been replaced by a cocky guy wearing a leather hat.
But now, all these years later, it was both exhilirating and nostalgic to see this baby parked outside O’Reilly’s last week:
Unlocked, and with the windows down! NO ONE, not even Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago, or Mr. T, was gonna mess with this dude’s ride.
Screw visibility! This is a Trans Am, baby, and you’re gonna know it!
And I thought I had a big nose…
Gills. Like a shark. A mean shark. A mean, killer shark with boss rims.
Even the steering wheel is macho.
And even though I worked with fellow Offender Justin on one of the Fast movies, I thought that Nos stuff was made up. There’s actually a can of rocket fuel you stick in your car that shoots off with the flip of a switch?!? Really?!
Damn…even has a nice ass…
What I wouldn’t pay for this now…..