It’s scary to think how quick time flies. It’s been three years since Pontiac was killed off, and eleven since the last Trans Am rolled off of the assembly line. But to think that we haven’t seen a new Trans Am commercial since 1998 is even more terrifying.
Our friends at the Trans Am Depot has different ideas though, as they not only recreate new Camaros into modern version of the car that Burt Reynolds drove in Smokey and the Bandit, but they’re adamant about keeping that Pontiac spirit alive.
Tod Warmack of the Trans Am Depot just shared the company’s latest video with us this morning, and it’s quite entertaining to say the least. It starts off in a GMC dealership (probably a former Pontiac dealer), with a salesmen talking to a nerdy female customer looking to buy a new Trans Am. Who would have thought?
Once the seemingly innocent girl sits behind the wheel of the 600 horsepower Hurst Trans Am, all bets are off, and she is instantly transported into another dimension where she picks up her two hottie friends for a day of cruising and teasing guys. Pretty typical behavior, right?
Eventually the new Trans Am owner drops her friends off to go for a drive on the beach, and to get an ice cream cone, apparently. But it all comes to a crashing halt as she wakes up back in the showroom as her old nerdy self. But as soon as she exits the vehicle, she has undergone a complete makeover, and is wearing a provocative dress, pushing the salesmen aside as she tells them she’ll take it.
While obviously an exaggerated reenactment, the Trans Am was always a car that gave its owners a boost in confidence and ultimately, a bit of an ego. If you need further proof, go watch that little film from 1977. Even though GM doesn’t build them anymore, companies like Trans Am Depot continue to give modern Pontiac fans what they’re looking for, with cars like the Hurst Trans Am, and even a modern version of the GTO.