Looking for any information/history on the Trans Am Girl that graced
the cover of the 1983 Pontiac "We Build Excitement" catalog. This was
a full Ponitac catalog featuring an attractive model posing next to the
darken 1983 Firebird. She is featured again in the center of the
catalog with a black Trans Am (page 16 & 17.) Nothing X rated. Put
there was a hard sell for the Trans Am in this catalog.
I seem to recall that back in 1983 she was referred to as the "Trans Am
Girl" in the various Trans Am/Firebird clubs of the time. Reciently
found my copy of the catalog I filed away 23 years ago and would like
to hear from anyone on how Pontiac pulled this one off. It seems this
was the next step after the "New kinda WOW" of the 1979 Trans Am that
feature an attractive blond in a blue Trans Am less T-tops and a TA 6.6
on the shaker hood scoop.
The big push in this catalog was for the new Firebird with several
pages devoted to design and features. That is besides the all new
6000, 2000. 1000 and Phoenix.
Don't have a scanned image to post. Would like to know a little more
if anyone can recall. A Google and Dogpile search didn't turn up any
references. Don't know if this was a regional catalog or national. I
lived in New Jersey at the time so this may have been New York metro
region item. Don't know.
The catalog is a GM product and has provisions on the back cover for
mailing. Its printed with "Place Postage Here". The is a small 'We
Litho Excitement in USA" right above it. On page 1 there is an
'Important: A word about this mailer."
I had picked this up somewhere 1983 New York Autoshow or at my local
dealer, can't remember. Any thoughts or bits anyone can pass along?
Will be cross posting this to the Alt.Auto.Pontiac newsgroup.