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

  • 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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  • Hoonigan
    Hoonigan  6 months ago +647

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

    • Snow Monkey
      Snow Monkey 11 days ago

      I take it to Danica Patrick's house and make her do really dirty things before I give her the keys and let her drive.

      Dirty, dirty things. 😀

    • Jim H
      Jim H 11 days ago

      Raise it, shave the fender flares off and put the wheels back under it where they belong. It looks stupid.

    • james
      james 11 days ago

      First thing is I point the camera at the Dyno instead of the floor.

    • OriginalSteveneddy
      OriginalSteveneddy 12 days ago

      To the scrap yard - I could get enough to get a bag of weed and a Big Mac

    • Alpha - Official Music and Anouncements
      Alpha - Official Music and Anouncements 14 days ago

      I do a burnout in front of my ex’s place. She and her best friend hated how passionate I was about cars.

  • StiffyStiffler
    StiffyStiffler Day ago

    16:45 is the actual time car fires up

  • FPV Flyriding
    FPV Flyriding 4 days ago

    "Mom, can I use the carport to make a car?"

  • NewEvolution
    NewEvolution 5 days ago

    Got Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang that dyno pull 😲😲😲

  • Euro Doctor
    Euro Doctor 5 days ago

    Ol boy built himself a full on NASCAR lol

  • The Good Life
    The Good Life 6 days ago

    What performance gain do the tires give being angled like that? Does it help in turns or something

  • Scott Allen
    Scott Allen 6 days ago

    Wider is better - Pontiac

  • jagoba azurmendi
    jagoba azurmendi 6 days ago

    16;46 what the hell!!!!! sound like satan

  • Mr. Sig
    Mr. Sig 6 days ago

    Lol where do you take it? Id take it to the one place that americans from all classes can collectively see it and admire it all at once. I would slow roll it in the front of Walmart. LOL!

  • Mr. Sig
    Mr. Sig 6 days ago

    Great taste, and beautiful ride bro!

  • Christopher Azevedo
    Christopher Azevedo 7 days ago

    Incredible! What a talent! Love it!!!!

  • trương định
    trương định 7 days ago

    máy rối

  • Carlson Reese
    Carlson Reese 7 days ago

    Wow! I'm extremely jealous I can't build something like that. Truly a work of art and BADASS!

  • Andy Richey
    Andy Richey 7 days ago

    Yeah that's what I'm talking about, that is just awesome !!

  • Matthew Fulton
    Matthew Fulton 7 days ago

    Liked your other car better but still tough

  • gene pierce
    gene pierce 8 days ago

    I expect that business card will do its job even better than he did his build. We will hear his name again! Great job dude. You flawlessly executed a ridiculously vicious build that still held true to the donors nostalgia. Cant say enough good. I think this is the most impressive build I have seen on this channel. If only for the build location, not to mention the final product.

  • richard carr
    richard carr 8 days ago

    THATS INSANE l think it d easier just repurpose a used nascar chassis and engine and this body on it !!

  • Thelas Time
    Thelas Time 8 days ago

    The kid that built this car is a goddamn genius!

  • Joshua Van Meter
    Joshua Van Meter 8 days ago

    My thoughts, JDGM, where the JDM new age style meets the old American Chevrolet Muscle. Beautiful.

  • txTIGER
    txTIGER 8 days ago +1

    just damn, my first car in high school was a 72 formula 455 ram air

  • Neil Hampton
    Neil Hampton 8 days ago

    This man is a true artist and a freaking genius

  • Drake Manbatter
    Drake Manbatter 9 days ago

    Pretty scary with all those braided lines exposed underneath that bad boy. Other than that shes badass!

  • Mark Rogers
    Mark Rogers 9 days ago

    HO-LEE SHEE YAT! Question. Is there another cover that you guys removed under the bottom front of the car to show all the plumbing etc? I'd hate to think those lines are just dangling around down there. It looked like he had some magnets or something in place under there?

  • Peter Z.
    Peter Z. 10 days ago

    This is how they should've brought this car back in '70. Now it's just useless. Nothing compared to 2018 or later cars and ugly. Sorry.

  • DJ ScottyMaxx
    DJ ScottyMaxx 10 days ago

    Watch out Chip Foose😁

  • FknRa
    FknRa 10 days ago +3

    Gorgeous car, Gorgeous fabrication. 10 out of 10. He deserves an award and a job. I love it all except the camber, but that's just personal taste.

  • clare watkins
    clare watkins 10 days ago +1

    I Love it this guy has Skills n so phat n low just amazing with all the metal work it's perfect I want one if I win the lottery I'd hire this guy to build me a car Full Send U.K.

  • Wayan Bongol
    Wayan Bongol 11 days ago


  • Champ Marly
    Champ Marly 11 days ago

    This guy is amazing

  • Brazen Fyre
    Brazen Fyre 11 days ago +1

    That header setup looks like a Gang of Pythons 🐍 Grappling for a submission

  • Brazen Fyre
    Brazen Fyre 11 days ago

    Daaamn, All this great craftsmanship for just 700hp!!!!!!!!😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  • james
    james 11 days ago

    Disliked for not showing the Dyno screen. Seriously why are you recording the floor?

  • rich hand
    rich hand 12 days ago

    Huge issue with this channel is the cars are not driven!

  • Alex Fal
    Alex Fal 12 days ago

    This guy deserves a job where he can really show off his talents because talent he has in spades the guy is amazing im sure we will see this guy again that car is a weapon and a work of art if i had the money id make him an offer he cant refuse and buy that thing ,an absolute star

  • lucky luke
    lucky luke 12 days ago

    And they never even drove it......

  • Russell Grant Appling
    Russell Grant Appling 12 days ago

    Better have replaceable skins. They won't let you win just because. Better have opps thinking. But, great on the next nascars

  • Russell Grant Appling
    Russell Grant Appling 12 days ago

    Ready for Nascar?

  • Scott Goodson
    Scott Goodson 12 days ago


  • Joe Williams
    Joe Williams 12 days ago

    That's a bad ass ride

  • Sam Sneed watcha need
    Sam Sneed watcha need 12 days ago

    This guy is INCREDIBLE and INSANE all at the same time..... I KNOW I've never in my life seen anybody with a tenth of this guys talent.......i take my hat off and bow to you are truely blessed by God in your knowledge AND ability...... The world is yours....

  • Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller 12 days ago

    Wow! I love the car!

  • Rob Willeford
    Rob Willeford 13 days ago

    Good vid KILLER car but you need to drop that bass music and put in some good rock and roll..

  • Indiana Hoosier
    Indiana Hoosier 13 days ago


  • dario sol
    dario sol 13 days ago

    That’s the perfect combination beauty and power , gorgeous man congratulations

  • Burt Lay
    Burt Lay 13 days ago

    Very nice TA I had a 79 firebird t top adtion bandit style it was bad as he'll I tell ya it had the 6.6 they couldn't catch me in Alabama dirt roads made me driver so I've had some toys 😆

  • sarkis mehrabian
    sarkis mehrabian 13 days ago +1

    This is a dream car. Having said that, search hoonigan formula 400 R

  • Crank Addict
    Crank Addict 13 days ago

    This makes my twin turbo trans am look like a Corolla!

  • Cathartic Canuck
    Cathartic Canuck 14 days ago

    Absolutely the sickest fire bird ive ever laid eyes on....why, WHY is there never really any driving footage?? I like listening to the cars history as much as next guy re: how was built, the struggles, the crazy it!!! BUt why, WHY are majority of your videos lacking actual driving, ripping, flying , powering this beauty on a road, a track, whatever??? WHY?? 16:44 isnt proportionate whatsoever....stop killing us

  • Dragon Isley
    Dragon Isley 14 days ago

    nice car more power the better great!

  • Brandon Boultier
    Brandon Boultier 14 days ago

    Not only is he very talented, he actually seems like a very humble guy!! I've seen this car at SEMA and it's very impressive!!

  • Davinder Singh
    Davinder Singh 14 days ago +7

    This young man is absolutely genius .a degree in manufacturing bespoke engineering, good luck to this young man . Not many of them about .

    • Hoonigan
      Hoonigan  14 days ago +1

      We totally agree Davinder, so much time and energy put into this Trans Am, to build his ultimate dream car.

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez 14 days ago +2

    People customized these body style camaros and pontiacs in the 80's with the wide body flares. It was tacky looking then and its cringey looking now. .....he did the opposite of the purpose of customizong cars, he actually made a nice looking car ugly. ....which is beyond me but whatever.

    • Hoonigan
      Hoonigan  14 days ago

      When you increase track width going wide body is crucial. Most typical wide bodies make up the gap by increasing wheel size, at least this build had a purpose for performance.

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez 14 days ago +1


    • Hoonigan
      Hoonigan  14 days ago

      Some people just can’t handle it!

  • Johnnywhamo
    Johnnywhamo 15 days ago +1

    Great talent no doubt...BUT I hate the stance and the look of the car

  • Na'im .jpeg_917
    Na'im .jpeg_917 15 days ago

    Ain't care altitude comfirmed

  • Bogan 'STRAYA
    Bogan 'STRAYA 15 days ago it...could look at this car all day....

  • mad ass
    mad ass 15 days ago

    Nice but the bottom is going to be grinding.

  • Cedric Foster
    Cedric Foster 15 days ago


    BIOSHOCKFOXX 15 days ago

    the low stance is just a no-go.

  • paul Wollersheim
    paul Wollersheim 16 days ago

    when do we get to see ken b. driving that in next gymkhana

  • Yung Padawan
    Yung Padawan 21 day ago

    You can just tell that this build is his love letter to fast cars that are purpose built. What an amazing, clean, stout car. The bundle of snakes headers are beautiful as well.

  • John H.H. Wade
    John H.H. Wade 23 days ago

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous car guys, awesome content as always!
    Props on this build Riley! I love 70s GM Cars and this bird is the sickest home grown T-A I've ever seen. You are an inspiration for the little guy working in unfavorable conditions with limited tools.

  • Lou Fazio
    Lou Fazio 24 days ago

    This is Pontiac Super Wide-Track.

  • Eric Rodrigue
    Eric Rodrigue 24 days ago

    Wait a God damn minute isn't this the car that was built on the side of a garage in 2 feet of mud in the pouring rain with a $25 welder and a hand full of tools

  • Jason Ozment
    Jason Ozment 24 days ago

    They turned it into a race car. It's no longer a street machine do I like the race car ya but my preference is more Street

  • princewish
    princewish 25 days ago

    This guy is in a whole other level. The fabrication alone, and his humble attitude. This is a fast work of art.

  • Central Scrutinizer
    Central Scrutinizer 25 days ago

    .......OK...judging from the undercarriage, this beast is not driven much....but a few seconds of it rolling around a parking lot would have been nice. Obviously, this man has a bright future.

  • Kinzie Burton
    Kinzie Burton 25 days ago

    Spaghetti braided stainless #Hotmess

  • Kinzie Burton
    Kinzie Burton 25 days ago +1

    Won’t pass tech at the track

  • Robert O
    Robert O 25 days ago +1

    Sorry but this is the ugliest Trans Am ever built.What a way to just hack up and wreck what was once a beautiful car...

  • Ronald Everson
    Ronald Everson 25 days ago +1

    Fucc the 500 horsepower Club what about the $100,000 + Club💪👊.....

  • Rog5446
    Rog5446 26 days ago +1

    What's the point of having such wide front wheels, when only 75% of the tyre (tire) touches the ground?

  • Metal God
    Metal God 26 days ago +1

    The 1970 through 73 trans am is my favorite car.. They have completely ruined it it looks like some stupid teenage kid who had too much money at the age of 16 built this ridiculous stupid looking car. It looks retarded.. I Would be embarrassed to drive this car.. This guy ruin something that was already perfect..

  • Bruno Ellsworth
    Bruno Ellsworth 26 days ago +1

    Should be entitled The Gayest TransAm Ever Built...

  • Jason Gosnell
    Jason Gosnell 27 days ago

    I'm not a GM guy but that car is bad as hell! Great job!

  • Spence Walton
    Spence Walton 27 days ago

    The host interrupts as much as Jay Leno.

  • Charlotte Camplin
    Charlotte Camplin 27 days ago

    When I win lotto , this dude is going to build my beast.

    THE DUDE 27 days ago +1

    Way to ruin a classic Beauty ... do that lowrider tilt wheel bullshit with Imports and other garbage ass cars. This is a disrespect to the Trans Am.

  • Tree Power
    Tree Power 27 days ago

    Pshh, would you look at it.. just look at it

  • Alexandertheaverage
    Alexandertheaverage 27 days ago

    Looks like a bowl of spaghetti

  • Dale Groves
    Dale Groves 27 days ago

    Love this car, the hours and talent that went into this build was huge.

  • John Daroza
    John Daroza 27 days ago


  • Dusjin H
    Dusjin H 27 days ago +1

    looks dumb asf

  • M H
    M H 28 days ago +1

    Love the work, hate the car.

  • Steve Stair
    Steve Stair 28 days ago

    Awsome car man!!!!

  • C S
    C S 28 days ago

    The second I saw the camber.... all credibility lost

  • Menachem Goldfarb
    Menachem Goldfarb 28 days ago

    this guy can be the American RWB

  • tedwoe
    tedwoe 28 days ago

    Pure talent!
    Where's Part II? I wanna see this bitch RUN!

  • Dr. Doom
    Dr. Doom 29 days ago


  • SRT Viper 51
    SRT Viper 51 29 days ago

    Jfc it sounds like it idles at 100rpm lol

  • Lindsey Allison Westhaven

    Did everyone hear all the car alarms that went off as he drove into the garage? This build puts all Supercars to shame. NO carbon fiber - just metal work.

    • Jeff Dillon
      Jeff Dillon 27 days ago

      I agree.
      And yes I heard those alarms. My 97 ws-6 sets of alarms when I get on it . That car does it just ideling. And the way it sounded on thr dyno😳😵 I'd love to hear it in person.

  • Martin Blank
    Martin Blank 29 days ago

    This is next level shit...

  • The Greek
    The Greek 29 days ago


  • GreenBoy at GA Farms
    GreenBoy at GA Farms Month ago +1

    Not hardly

  • alanmeires
    alanmeires Month ago

    That motor is mental

  • Oregon's Lonewolf
    Oregon's Lonewolf Month ago

    I think he will be making payments on that until he's 55. Although......nice ride.

  • NPC J
    NPC J Month ago +2

    I admire the hard work but don't care for the car in the least. It's so wide and ugly.

  • lukomoon
    lukomoon Month ago +1

    mine was a 74 455 ho/sd after i rebuilt her she had over 600 hp and TONS! of torque

  • Carsten Christian Linke

    ugly mind, ugly car

  • life lacked
    life lacked Month ago

    Badd a** build but never see a track