Pontiac Parking Only
Better Life Technology (BLT) G-Floor Imaged Parking Pads promise to perk up your garage, car-show space, or any other spot where you park your classic or late-model Pontiac. They feature detailed graphics imbedded directly into polyvinyl using the G-Floor Image process. Choose from three sizes (10x20-, 7.5x17-, and 5x10-foot), two surface textures, and several checked patterns. They’re easy to maintain, protect floors from nearly all spills, are extremely durable, 100-percent recyclable, and made in the USA. Prices start at $299.
Better Life Technology; (913) 894-0403; www.bltllc.com
Performance Years’ Direct Fit AM/FM stereo fits in the original uncut dash bezel of many classic Pontiacs, including ’68-’72 GTOs, LeMans, and Tempests; ’69-’72 Grand Prixs; ’70-’77 Trans Ams and Firebirds; and ’68-’70 Bonnevilles, Catalinas, and Executives. Features include a 45W/four-channel system, an auxiliary-in jack for iPod or MP3 player, an external CD player jack, a remote power-wire lead for an external amplifier, a set of RCA jacks, and a remote. According to the manufacturer, “Once installed, it’s difficult to tell that it’s not an OEM radio.” The price is $329.
Performance Years; (800) 542-7278; www.performanceyears.com
It’s A Wheel!
Vision Wheel’s new 10-spoke Torque wheels add a custom dash of attitude to your classic or late-model Pontiac. Each one is constructed from one-piece cast aluminum, then treated to a machined lip and a gun-metal-painted finish. Choose from 15-, 18- and 20-inch diameters and popular widths, back spaces, and bolt patterns. Prices start at $80 each.
Vision Wheel; (866) 645-2664; www.visionwheel.com
Trans-Dapt Performance’s new driveshaft loop for Fourth-Gen Trans Ams and Formula Firebirds complies with current NHRA rule-book safety regulations, and is constructed from mild steel, which is mig-welded and then powerdercoated. The loop replaces the light-duty factory body-reinforcement brace on both six-speed and automatic-equipped cars, and provides clearance for up to a 2.5-inch Y-pipe. The price is $55.74.
Trans-Dapt; (562) 921-0404; www.tdperformance.com
Secure the Perimeter
Butler Performance’s Interlocking Engine Mounts for First-Gen Firebirds promise to keep your Pure Pontiac engine securely attached to your Bird’s subframe. The mounts are manufactured with an interlocking stainless-steel design to prevent them from pulling apart, and a polyurethane insert to help eliminate engine vibration. They are rated to 650-plus horsepower. The price is $198.95 per pair.
Butler Performance; (866) 762-7527; www.butlerperformance.com