The Greatest Trans Am Ever Built? 7 foot wide, 700hp, 10,000rpm Track Ripper

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  • Published on Jan 4, 2019
  • This is our entire crew's favorite car of SEMA 2018: Riley Stair's WIDE and LOW (yeah, all caps) 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. But what's even better about the ridiculously good looking bodywork and batshit N/A motor, is the fact that Riley built and fabricated this thing himself in his parent's outdoor garage bay. Major props.
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  • TheHoonigans
    TheHoonigans  19 days ago +560

    You’ve got an hour with this Trans Am, where do you take it and what do you do?

    • mr.18436572
      mr.18436572 2 days ago

      TheHoonigans I'd take it back to the dyno and see how many layers of goosebumps I can get in a hour, because the dyno snippet was just a tease.😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
      My congrats to the builder, awesome car and thanks for posting. 👍👍✌✌👊👊👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • Rob Trubiano
      Rob Trubiano 2 days ago

      Terrorize Detroit & have every DPD going in circles

    • Crown royal
      Crown royal 4 days ago

      I won a small lotto,, how much to redo my 67 Camaro dragcar?

    • Jack Thompson
      Jack Thompson 5 days ago

      My shop, fix the camber and shit that isn’t symmetrical

    • MrMuziekman
      MrMuziekman 5 days ago

      an hour? hmm id prob take it to a drift track if i could instantly start and just rip around in it that intire hour xd

  • Kenan Harris
    Kenan Harris Day ago

    **** Star salute omg Beast of all Beasts-

  • Maddoxx x
    Maddoxx x Day ago

    Long may live momo prototipo !! Up for prototipo user..

  • Apple Bag
    Apple Bag Day ago

    slick!

  • My Moon
    My Moon 3 days ago

    Its bad sick

  • CustomsBy Noumps
    CustomsBy Noumps 3 days ago

    Nuckin' Futs!!

  • Wobbly Bobbly
    Wobbly Bobbly 3 days ago

    Neat.

  • Larry Jordan
    Larry Jordan 3 days ago

    WiGGeRz

  • im high
    im high 3 days ago

    So what does it do race? Drift? Both? Dope car tho

  • Tim Glassford
    Tim Glassford 3 days ago

    Oh ya!!!! at the 3:15 mark... It was supposedly built in his carport, yet at 3:15 he mentions it was "still on the table" and had a few days to finish. WHO has a table (jig/fixture) table in their carport????

    • Tim Glassford
      Tim Glassford 3 days ago

      I turned it off after this comment at 3:15, dont know how it ends dont care, fake shit.

  • Josh Clark
    Josh Clark 4 days ago

    Holy shit that's absolutely f***** sick.

  • Jason Seed
    Jason Seed 4 days ago

    Wow!! incredible!! very talented guy

  • Widdy1 One
    Widdy1 One 4 days ago

    I wanna see it go up against cleetus mc farlands ruby,,auction corvette.

  • Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson 4 days ago

    When he made the comment about the vacuum, I lost any hope in proper engineering or building knowledge/experience. Sorry.

  • Mu2driver
    Mu2driver 4 days ago

    Seriously a lot of thought and hard work went into this car, the kid got skillz👍🏽

  • Mick Grimes
    Mick Grimes 4 days ago

    if SEMA didn't/doesn't get him a job, this video will.
    i havn't looked, but im pretty confident there is a build thread for this somewhere...

  • Heinrich Williams
    Heinrich Williams 4 days ago

    The start when all of the car alarms go off 😂

  • John Skinner
    John Skinner 4 days ago

    Stock is boring, this is bitchen!

  • James Allen
    James Allen 5 days ago

    no mention of a chassis jig in the car port either

  • Jonathan Orellana
    Jonathan Orellana 5 days ago

    This entire car is essentially DIY...wow. Amazing work man.

  • Jonas Hällsten
    Jonas Hällsten 5 days ago

    This car is got damn amazing! the builder is higly skilled!

  • Bob K.
    Bob K. 5 days ago

    I want to see this guy do a 68-72 Vette.

  • William Knight
    William Knight 5 days ago

    excellent work

  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley 5 days ago

    Is that a Baldwin, i cant stand that Baldwin, dork

  • james huffman
    james huffman 5 days ago

    I have this same car. The only thing I don't like is how he run the headers. There is no way I would run them like that. My car is set up for drag racing and my engine sets way back like that. But I did not run my headers like that. My car is only 3 inches off the ground with a big block 632ci chevy engine in it with 1100hp. This car he has is nice looking and I like it. Just not liking the headers.

  • Badd Mouth
    Badd Mouth 6 days ago

    Damn this is TITS!!!!! Under that car is incredible. Absolutely love the way this guy's mind works when it comes to the bends and placement of his caging

  • 79medic
    79medic 6 days ago

    Ugh ,,, you have totally ruined some great American muscle ...

  • Rajin Cajun
    Rajin Cajun 6 days ago

    What Trans/Am?

  • Michael Escamilla
    Michael Escamilla 6 days ago

    I am not even a car guy and I had to watch this whole vid. My jaw was on the floor the entire time. This young man is brilliant. I hope he finds much success.

  • Trackappeal
    Trackappeal 7 days ago

    Mad props to this dude. The car is magnificent. I designed my dream Superbike this yr. Theres nothing better than having your dream machine come to life. This thing is so hard, next level.

  • J A
    J A 7 days ago

    You’d think it would have a lot more hp than 700hp

  • Skittle Fabz
    Skittle Fabz 7 days ago

    This is a damn transformer! 🤩

  • DJBATMANGOLD
    DJBATMANGOLD 7 days ago +1

    That thing is so clean... I don't believe that he built it off the side of his parent's house. 😂

  • paul reynolds
    paul reynolds 7 days ago

    That guys got some skills would love to know what he did for a job.

  • kenp3L
    kenp3L 7 days ago

    It seems like an interesting subject, but I had to hit pause early on due to the aggressive videography.

  • Reboot toys Ellis 1979

    I hope you got a lot of video of that car with the engine running. If you did can you upload a video of nothing but the engine sound. I want to follow sleep. Every night without in my ear

  • Robert B
    Robert B 7 days ago

    but.... what does it do on the track?

  • Gerard Flynn
    Gerard Flynn 7 days ago

    What a great build. And such a humble man.

  • RammYou2
    RammYou2 8 days ago

    however this got built - it's stunning. the subject matter is legend here in Trans AM USA. spot on for the car to build. Since it was just a skin - the actual chassis looks like something of a cross between Trans AM and maybe Nascar with a little SCCA and some other cool stuff that this builder loved. That exhaust system up front like that is totally radical in build philosophy - nothing like I've ever seen, but it does make sense. the heat stays off the lines running down low and the water cooled engine won't care. it might get a bit warm in the cockpit but an ac unit will fix that right. i think a light weight belly pan to encapsulate the engine bay might be in order here. something well ventilated to keep things cool but protect the lines. probably al6061-t6 sheet would do the job best. polish to a sheen and cut some pretty louvers in it. zeus it into the frame, what there is of it. think your engineering is incredible. you sound smart and from your work you are. it's rare to prove this kind of skill. the pic of the white TA kept showing up on the recommended and I finally bit as I've owned several TAs. glad I did. Kudos.

  • andujo211
    andujo211 8 days ago

    Build at parents house ✓

  • Christian Thério
    Christian Thério 8 days ago

    Odd question but did you had alot of stuff or peoples getting in the way of this built...know what i mean

  • rick roby
    rick roby 8 days ago

    I stoped at ls

  • Maceo Moore
    Maceo Moore 8 days ago

    🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  • Albert McDonald
    Albert McDonald 8 days ago

    Awesome TA! wow great detail! Motorman in da Sip

  • Focus ЯSИ
    Focus ЯSИ 9 days ago

    My ears are bleeding wtf dudes

  • CCP Fabrication
    CCP Fabrication 9 days ago

    Love the look.Very well done. Great job

  • Seb Smith
    Seb Smith 9 days ago

    he is exceptionally skilled - unbelievable build! and props to working outside, I also have to do this on my cars

  • Lance Lawson
    Lance Lawson 9 days ago

    It may be fast but it looks ungainly. The wheel flares are too abrupt. They need to begin another 6 inches forward and aft from where they begin and end now. All that negative camber is going to wear tires in a big hurry and unless it's a true race car not needed.

  • Corey Mitchell 2020
    Corey Mitchell 2020 9 days ago

    Jesus

  • Chris Phelps
    Chris Phelps 9 days ago

    Trolls. Dude it sounds and looks mean

  • Alan Watson
    Alan Watson 9 days ago

    Beautiful car and a very creative and smart young man. Nice to see a young man with his head screwed on straight with a bright future in this business if he wants it.

  • Cristian Zamora
    Cristian Zamora 9 days ago

    Damn shame to see a beautiful car like this fucked up

  • Joseph Magalhaes
    Joseph Magalhaes 9 days ago

    How do you remember all that’s going at the same time building this machine It’s crazy to think it’s built outside no lift In a driveway

  • CMFG
    CMFG 9 days ago

    The ugliest rice out destroyed classic..

  • BOB ROTHWELL
    BOB ROTHWELL 9 days ago

    no offense intended Hoons, but this guy needs to get on Leno's garage.

  • BOB ROTHWELL
    BOB ROTHWELL 9 days ago

    Nordschleife

  • Havaseet2
    Havaseet2 9 days ago

    Who else replayed the first 7 seconds of this video 3 or 4 times?

  • Scott Gregory
    Scott Gregory 9 days ago

    I believe him because I build Hyper Cars in a crawl space.

  • phyuck yiu
    phyuck yiu 10 days ago

    its junk its to low to drive on the street whats the point trailer queen

  • 2K8Si
    2K8Si 10 days ago

    Wow... wow... WOW. I can't begin to understand how proud someone must feel to create something as completely awesome as this... I simply can not give enough props. This is a masterpiece.

  • Aaron Ball
    Aaron Ball 10 days ago

    Maybe only AutoX that BEAST or something similar to help preserve it.

  • nezerac
    nezerac 10 days ago

    I'm trying not to be a hater here. Because this guy can fab like a no other. It's definitely unique, it's different....but it's not a pontiac anymore....It's a basically a monster with some poor 1970 pontiac firebird's face on it. I mean kudos for the vision, the fucking quality is insane, I LOVE THE FACT HE PAINTED IT WHITE!! A little bit of inside baseball here car builders who have LESS TALENT will avoid white like THE PLAGUE!! If your panel work is shotty...white will make it look ten times worse. But again. I feel like he made something cool but he killed the car doing it. I feel like an artisan would change what's there and make it better rather than just cut it all out and put the best everything in it's place. It's still gotta be a car and I feel like this is all machine.

  • Terrence Lynch
    Terrence Lynch 10 days ago

    I bought a 1972 formula 400 hundred Firebird from my platoon sergeant when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton brought it back home to Rhode Island what a sweet ride you did a beautiful job on Your Car

  • David DeChambeau
    David DeChambeau 10 days ago

    Very cool mechanically but the ghetto stanse and the fender flares make it embarrasing.

  • vertigo91na
    vertigo91na 10 days ago

    Jaw dropped... the whole video

  • LJaysPerspective
    LJaysPerspective 10 days ago

    This is an amazing build for a young man to build. Even though he built this next to his parants house. He must have had a significant amount of funds even if you can do some work your self its a significant. I had at 10
    970 Buick Regal and i did a complete engine and trans replacement infact i put a SBC 305 into a Buick so ofcourse i had to change the engine mounts. This was not rocket science but it did require some funds and lots of effort...this Pontiac is beautiful and simplistic in appearance yet its of sophisticated at heart, no matter how many hands were involved it was beautifully executed. Thx for sharing job well done👍

  • Asif Lohar
    Asif Lohar 10 days ago

    Why must the internet lie so much! Yes he did bulid this outside his parents mansion who has state of the art tools along with an endless check book from his trust fund! The real hero is the guy who works his ass off and builds it with a budget.

  • crazyjr
    crazyjr 10 days ago

    with the offset of those wheels, you can bet the wheel bearings take a huge beating. There is no way this is a daily driver, especially with the camber on the front

  • Leon H
    Leon H 10 days ago

    Other than a few body panels there is no Trans Am left, I never understand how someone can call a car totally custom built car or truck the same as a bit of sheet metal. That being said this guy has some serious talent, this is an awesome car that resembles a 70's Firebird.

  • busa pilot
    busa pilot 10 days ago

    That exhaust should forever be called "The Cthulhu" because it is not of this world, and you may lose your mind trying to create it.

  • StreetArtillery
    StreetArtillery 10 days ago

    Was never into slammed cars and front wheels that look like they took a fall from being hoisted with a hot air balloon. VW beetles do that stuff too

  • Glen Calhoun
    Glen Calhoun 10 days ago

    I wish I could love this vid a thousand times!!! This is the apitomy of beast mode!!! Hell of a ride bro!!!

  • EpicWarDog
    EpicWarDog 10 days ago

    Amazing!!!

  • EpicWarDog
    EpicWarDog 10 days ago

    I'm speechless

  • ClassicRockProd
    ClassicRockProd 10 days ago

    I can see chopping up a 1973 Trans Am, but not a 1970. All original that car would have been worth a fortune.

  • Fart Smucker
    Fart Smucker 10 days ago

    1:10 that looks like absolute shit. Its not a trans am, period.

  • B
    B 10 days ago

    This is nuts man ,dude looks like a hard worker !!!

  • B
    B 10 days ago

    just blast the palm springs...

  • larry fonseca
    larry fonseca 10 days ago

    Awesome job

  • PRETERIST LAB - END TIMES

    All this was done by you? "Uh huh." You did an amazing job of the plumbing! "Thanks." You really made a work of art man! "I very much appreciate that." Its amazing man! "I appreciate you guys for having me." I dunno what's more impressive - the car or Riley's understatement. Respect for your work of art RILEY STAIR - the BEST business card. HE is the MAN guys. Australia.

  • pandas231
    pandas231 10 days ago

    Sorry but this car is strictly for for freak show gawking. It looks ridiculous once you really get into the whole build. Sits way too low and you can see the scrape marks on the tires from the flares. I love these old Firebirds when they sit on a decent stance. Oh and check out the 'Trans Am' series show for how a real Trans Am should be....certainly not like this oddity.

  • Sketchy
    Sketchy 10 days ago

    I suggest one more inch of ride height.

  • 怒りFlockahashi
    怒りFlockahashi 10 days ago

    I wish I was 1/8 as smart as he is mechanically.

  • Kyle Kashuda
    Kyle Kashuda 11 days ago

    Dude looks like he is 25 years old. I love cars of all sorts and am 34 and don’t have all the knowledge in my brain that he has in his pinky. Where do you learn so much? Also “side yard” must be a stretch, you don’t build a masterpiece like this in a dirt side yard.

  • Jerzey Boy1995
    Jerzey Boy1995 11 days ago

    An all white Pontiac that's not Big Chiefs Crow?

  • ProbablyAFK
    ProbablyAFK 11 days ago

    The stance is hideous. Wayyy too much camber :(

  • Rick Davidson
    Rick Davidson 11 days ago

    I can hear the scraping from here...

  • David Dematos
    David Dematos 11 days ago

    Love the car men .good job

  • Pandacat 666
    Pandacat 666 11 days ago

    KITT is the most greatest trans am ever build, PERIOD!
    you gotta stop this blasphemy guys... :D thats madness!

  • ckelley63
    ckelley63 11 days ago

    No thanks

  • Rod Wargo
    Rod Wargo 11 days ago

    wow this young guy has some impressive skills wow, wow ,wow awesome car man , however the formula 455 h.o done factory is in my opinion one of the coolest musclecars out there , dont know if i would be able to cut into it if i owned one , very nice

  • Ed
    Ed 11 days ago

    Who thumbed down this video!!!!??? I feel like kicking them in their teeth. Ugh. Oof.

  • Todd Simone
    Todd Simone 11 days ago

    How the hell this thing doesn't overheat with the radiator parallel to the ground

  • Canadian KRISPY Bacon
    Canadian KRISPY Bacon 11 days ago

    Brings ‘cable management ‘ to some next lvl shit!

  • Sanford Graham
    Sanford Graham 11 days ago

    Love it !

  • Tips 4 truckers
    Tips 4 truckers 11 days ago

    This dude seems like the nicest guy

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson 11 days ago

    Interior looks like crap.

  • j c
    j c 11 days ago

    cool

  • Arlenbuilt
    Arlenbuilt 11 days ago

    And in come the "TVclip Certified" Mechanics and Fabricators.

  • russell379x
    russell379x 11 days ago

    awesome car man