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Title: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Hitman on December 21, 2010, 11:47:21 AM
Ok, you guys have seen the "78ta.com's Spotlight of the Month" cars for 2010.  Sometimes the task was difficult to highlight just one car for the Month and hopefully you liked the choices throughout the year. I want to personally thank Hammer for coming through this year and helping out and doing the spotlights for the month for the last half of this year, couldn't have done this without him so he deserves a huge round of applause.  I want to congratulate all of the Members who's cars were picked this year.  Well, now it is time for YOU the viewer to pick the "Spotlight Car of the Year 2010".  Here is your chance to vote on who you would like to see become the "Car of the Year".  This will be a prestigeous honor to be bestowed upon you because it is the Viewer, your peers and fellow enthusiasts, that will be choosing who is their Favorite Spotlight for 2010.  You get one vote to cast for who you think should receive this trophy (yes, I said trophy) and become this Forum's Spotlight of the Year.  You have from now until January 4th to submit your vote. The results will be hidden until the vote is over so that way all is fair.  No voting for the "Underdog" in this one.  You just pick who you would like to see and the results will be unvieled January 5th, 2011.

January's Spotlight:
1978 Trans Am of Heidi Bennet-Martin
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=21775.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/ccb80e00.jpg)


February's Spotlight:
1979 Trans Am of Leigh Pierce
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=22558.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/cfb20570.jpg)


March's Spotlight:
1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=22987.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/d44808e0.jpg)


April's Spotlight:
1977 Special Edition Trans Am of David Merricks
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=23606.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/d4cac230.jpg)


May's Spotlight:
1977 Special Edition Trans Am of Rick Stevens
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=25208.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/db680e00.jpg)


June's Spotlight:
1980 Turbo Pace Car Trans Am of Bob Ries
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=26231.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/dff7faa0.jpg)


July's Spotlight:
1978 Trans Am of Christopher Yokley
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=26478.0
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/31681-1/2008+005.jpg)


August's Spotlight:
1981 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Joe Richter
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=26549.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/e4320060.jpg)


September's Spotlight:
1978 Pontiac Formula of Kevin Martin
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=27016.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/e5580e00.jpg)


October's Spotlight:
1977 Trans Am of Herrell Hallmark
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=27192.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/e5e5cc50.jpg)


November's Spotlight:
Johnathan & Scotti Kenison's 76 VSE Trans Am
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=27393.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/e6a80e00.jpg)


December's Spotlight:
Jeff Adams 1976 50th Anniversary Trans Am
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=27746.0
(http://www.78ta.com/fpics/ec120580.jpg)


So, get your vote cast.... now is YOUR chance to pick the Winner for 2010.  Good Luck to all owner's and cars that were in the Spotlight this year.  It is you and all the other members of this Forum that make it what it is.

Please, let's keep this topic open and not post who you voted for, this is a hidden ballot.  Please do not reply to this topic, this is for voting purposes only.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: rkellerjr on December 21, 2010, 12:38:28 PM
Man, this is a TOUGH year to vote, all great cars and great owners.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: 4SPEED on December 21, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
very hard decision to make.  between PM's , phone calls, emails and talking to most of you face to face.
I feel you all are winners.  but I can only pic one.  So good luck.   
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: y88rick on December 21, 2010, 08:32:41 PM
and i thought last year and the year before were hard choices. this year was a very good year of cars. i cannot wait to see what next year brings as hitman knows i am and have always been a big fan of the spotlight.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Hitman on December 27, 2010, 10:34:12 AM
Ok, so far out of 4,769 members only 44 have voted. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place are all very close.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Sir english firebird on January 01, 2011, 04:23:46 PM
Well that was without a doubt one of the hardest decsions ive made THIS YEAR !! and its only just begun !!! blimey.

Very hard, some stunning cars and even more stunning people.
I cast my vote, good luck, your all winners.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Bull Dog on January 01, 2011, 04:32:32 PM
Its like picking out which one at a ........fill in the blank.  lol
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: '78 LadyBird on January 02, 2011, 04:59:56 AM
I can't vote................

Everyone is so nice, and their cars are awesome!

So, now what?

I know, I'll spin in my chair a few times, close my eyes and then pick one. lol

Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Sir english firebird on January 02, 2011, 05:19:08 AM
I can't vote................

Everyone is so nice, and their cars are awesome!

So, now what?

I know, I'll spin in my chair a few times, close my eyes and then pick one. lol



Did you pic the Tv ? LOL
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: '78 LadyBird on January 02, 2011, 04:31:38 PM
I can't vote................

Everyone is so nice, and their cars are awesome!

So, now what?

I know, I'll spin in my chair a few times, close my eyes and then pick one. lol



Did you pic the Tv ? LOL


Now how did you know a TV is in our computer room? LOL

I voted, and it was VERY hard to make a decision, but in order for someone to win, all votes are needed.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Mongo on January 03, 2011, 12:24:14 AM
Cast my vote.  Just waiting for the check to arrive now! LOL!! ;D
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: y88rick on January 03, 2011, 06:55:05 AM
im sure that no matter what it would be very close...this year was a good year for spotlights.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: '78 LadyBird on January 04, 2011, 04:30:33 PM
Awww, I didn't win, but

CONGRATS TO JEFF ADAMS!!
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 04, 2011, 07:01:28 PM
 :o WOO HOO!
A trophy winner....and it isn't even my car  :D :D

Thanks Heidi...and everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: bobspacin80ta on January 05, 2011, 06:44:06 AM
Congrats Jeff it is well deserved.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Trans am Oz on January 05, 2011, 07:16:24 AM
Missed this
congrats Jeff
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: dblhh on January 05, 2011, 08:57:18 AM
Congratulations, Jeff!  8)
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: rkellerjr on January 05, 2011, 10:33:50 AM
Way to go Jeff!
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Justin on January 05, 2011, 03:28:51 PM
very close. Congrats
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Jonnyscotti on January 05, 2011, 09:39:21 PM
Congratulations Jeff!
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Prettybird81 on January 06, 2011, 08:17:06 AM
Congratulations Jeff!  The recognition of your hard work is well deserved!  Long time coming with this old girl... almost a hopeless case... well, not almost... she was being sold as a parts car... and probably rightfully so... what a disaster of rust, about a billion tack weld metal patches over rust... there wasn't much body left to save... but you did it... you did it.  Alot of literal blood, sweat... and i'll rat you out... some tears... thousands of %$#!!!! later...  She stole your heart early on... but then became the ball and chain in the end... You have had more sanded off fingerprints and gashes in your head... remember the "Enter Sandman" picture?  You were covered completely with black... That girl was often a curse for you I know. 

But you fought the good fight... and you won... the work and detail down to stickers and redoing the spare... every nut and bolt redone... you did crazy stuff that no one will ever see because it's the right thing to do... like refurbishing the seat springs and frame... she probably didn't look that good coming off the showroom floor.  Thank you for giving it a try and for doing it well.  She's beautiful and i'm looking forward to sharing the incredible work you did at the Nats in August.

Jeri
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: y88rick on January 07, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
well i see my joke was deleted from here so jeff please be known... it was a joke but i would love to know Jeri, is this car going to the burn survivors show at the ball park this spring?
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: pointman on January 07, 2011, 09:54:07 PM
Congrat's Jeff! Beautiful work!
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Prettybird81 on January 08, 2011, 11:27:15 AM


Rick,
I hadn't heard of that show, PM me the info and I will check it out.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: y88rick on January 08, 2011, 07:10:16 PM
its i think in may and its at fifth third ball park in comstock park...i will look the info up. i was one of the few t/a's there last year. i think there were 5 in total including mine.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: hdebo on January 09, 2011, 08:59:51 PM
that is one sweet car but all those cars are winners in my book.
Title: Re: 78ta.com Forum "Spotlight Car of the Year" 2010
Post by: Sir english firebird on January 10, 2011, 01:22:10 PM
:o WOO HOO!
A trophy winner....and it isn't even my car  :D :D

Thanks Heidi...and everyone!  ;D

Well done mate, steak knives ?

CONGRATS TO ALL, but to Jeff, you most certainly earned MY respect which i dont give to many.