• May 3, 2007
UPDATE: Our friends at Year One graciously hooked us up with the latest version of this video - embedded after the jump.



"Bandit you're reckless and you live much too hard..."

We feel a full-fledged late 1970s lovefest coming on soon. Not that it'd be any worse than the resurgence of 1980s pop culture among those that didn't live it. Let's just say it was bad the first time, and hasn't improved with age. One thing that is better this time around are the Bandit T/A recreations from Year One. We reported on these a while back, and since we're all hot for the darn thing, here's some more eye candy. Looks like Sheriff Buford T. Justice finally has his day in the sun at the end of this short promo video, which we've embedded after the jump.

[Source: Year One]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      60's = best decade for cars, at least for muscle cars.
      80's = best decade for modern music, whether you like the hairmetal and power balads (Sweet Child o' Mine is my favorite song on Guitar Hero II), good old school hiphop, or the synthpop stuff... it's all good!

      The 70's did have some redeeming qualities though... it's the decade my generation was born in (heh) and it gave us them Duke Boys and StarWars. The 80's should really just annex from about 1976 up into its decade, and we'll just cut out 1970-1975.
      Ben K.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM is missing a grand opportunity here. Without a current Firebird offering these retro manufacturers are filling the void. A heritage version of the Firebird would be awesome General. Having owned five Firebirds, my 89 20th anniversary turbo T/A pace car was the ultimate. The GTO was a nice ride, just didn't resemble a GTO. Pontiac deserves another chance, can anybody say Zeta?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mmmm, I'm not much of a fan of classic or old cars. Unless I just want to look at them in a museum. But the Screaming Chicken is one of my few exceptions. Hope somebody takes one into the Bullrun or Gumball :]
      • 7 Years Ago
      I cannot agree with you about the music of the 1980s. The decade that gave us MIDI, the explosion of hair metal (though that had its infancy in the late 70s), lots and lots of synth pop, MTV, etc. The 80s _sucked_, heck, even the early 90s were pretty devoid of anything culturally redeeming. Although, it'd be a good time to do donuts with the TA while blasting Appetite for Destruction...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want one more than i could ever want some new camaro or challenger.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This may boost the value of my 77 Formula 400.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I beg to differ.

      In my humble opinion the 80s produced some of the best music ever made, superceding what was composed in prior decades. You have to go back to classical music to find anything better. Since the end of the 80s music has just barrelled downhill.

      On the flip side, no decade produced more horrible vehicles than the 70s. Aesthetically displeasing, handling like bricks with bigh thirsty (and stinky) V8's.

      In fact, IMHO the 70s have no redeeming qualities. Lets please - for the love of God - try not to relive them!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet!

      To bad nobody that comments on Autoblog was born in the 70's and realizes that manufacturers haven't innovated since the 50's...

      Detroit steel baby - OHHHHHHYAAAAA...

      (drool)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, I take exception to any reference to the '80's music. Think back to ZZ Top, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, John Cougar Mellencamp, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis and the News, and much, much more! 1980's music still rocks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      70s cars in general, not so sweet. A properly restored and breathed on Bandit-generation F-body, way freaking sweet. And anybody who says the 80s sucked doesn't know what they're talking about. Think about it. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller (and his dad's Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro), Pac Man, Donkey Kong, the proper rebirth of the Mustang GT 5.0, hair metal, new wave, Traci Lords, Rocky IV, Rambo, Knight Rider, the Buick GNX, I could go on and on. So don't hate on the 80s...there's too much that is worthwhile that happened.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I loved my '77 FireChicken. But part of its charm was that it was so beat up that I didnt feel guilty driving it like I stole it.