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WATCH THIS: Kids these days…

Published in blog.hemmings.com

We spend a whole lot of our waking hours, here at Hemmings, talking about the new kids. The younger generations. Passing the baton. What’s gonna happen with all the stuff we love so much, after we’ve been moved to assisted living. Nothing less than the future of old cars.

Few topics get as much heated discussion as this one, quite frankly. Everyone’s got their opinions. Car guys with opinions? Crazy, right? We know. Anyway, while we’re all gnashing our teeth and wringing our hands over why “kids these days” aren’t following exactly in our own footsteps and doing exactly what we think they should be doing and “just ruining an otherwise fine automobile,” the kids are actually doing exactly what they should be doing: 1) not paying attention to us and 2) having an absolute blast doing it.

And it’s with that in mind, that we bring you this detailed look at a certain 1970 Pontiac Trans Am, built by one Riley Stair. As the Hoons describe it, a “7 foot wide, 700hp, 10,000rpm track ripper” that not only looks like a ton of fun to drive, but was built with meticulous attention to detail. Reminds us of, well, you, dear reader: especially if you were building race cars when you were in your twenties.

So, let’s hear your thoughts on this thing. We saw it, from a distance, at last year’s SEMA Show. Never got up on it to take a closer look, mainly because the crowd around it was 12-deep every time we got within striking distance. But this video is actually even better, since we get to hear all about it, too. Let ‘er rip!