Pontiac Trans Am wins Muscle Machine of the Year award
Bryan Frank from Scottsbluff, Nebraska won the Goodguys 2009 Muscle Machine of the Year award with his classic 1969 Pontiac Trans Am.
The convertible features one-inch extended rockers, a blended Camaro / Firebird front valence, a molded rear spoiler, stylized side vents and slick black paint with custom airbrushing by Skunkworx.
The custom-paneled engine bay houses a GM 350 crate motor with a smoothed and powder coated intake, MSD ignition and a Painless Performance computer. It’s backed by a Bowler 4L60E and a Currie 9”.
The chassis features a reworked Fat Man front sub frame, a modified DSE Quadra-Link, RideTech shockwaves, and 6 and 4-piston Wilwood brakes.
The interior sports a fiberglass dash, AutoMeter gauges, bucket seats, a custom console and black leather upholstery by Trent’s Trick Upholstery.
The Goodguys Muscle Machine of the Year award is designed to honor a Muscle Car that’s been modified to perform at a high level including handling, stance, body & paint and engineering. Participation in a Goodguys Autocross is also mandatory for award finalists.
Engine: LS1 Aluminum 346 Cubic Inch GM Crate Engine with a Lingenfelter Intake, Painless Perfect RPM Camshaft, Billet Specialties Tru-Trac, Stainless Works Long Tube Headers, and a custom fabricated 3″ exhaust with modified Flowmaster mufflers.
Trans: Bowler 4L60E 4 speed automatic
Rear Axle: Currie 9″ Ford style
Suspension: Fatman Subframe that we modified to get the car to sit where we wanted it to. Rear, Detroit Speed & Engineering Quadralink that we also modified. Ride Tech Shockwaves on all four corners.
Brakes: Wilwood 13″ drilled rotors with six piston calipers in the front and four piston calipers in the rear.
Wheels: Billet Specialties One-Off 19″ front and 20″ rear with custom powder coated centers by AMF Coatings..