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March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« on: April 10, 2010, 12:29:45 PM »
One man here really needs no introduction.  For those of you who have been around Trans Am's long enough or own a Trans Am with the Pontiac W72 400, then the name John Witzke will be familiar to you.  After all, he is the POCI Technical Advisor 1977-79 W72 Performance Package Historian.  There is not another man out there who knows more about these engines in the Trans Am's than he does.  John has spent countless hours and years gathering information about these motors to help Trans Am owner's out there learn more about what they have.  Here is what he has said about it:

"My intention in is to help establish a benchmark for accurate information about the T/A 6.6 engine as installed in the Pontiac Firebird. Over the past several years, my research of the T/A 6.6 engine has resulted in the collection of a significant amount of information about this engine package. My research is ongoing and this guide will only highlight some of more important facts about the T/A 6.6 engine package. Additional highly detailed information, including all part numbers is available and I encourage owners and enthusiasts to contact me with their specific questions. As for current Firebird T/A 6.6 owners, future owners and overall Pontiac enthusiast, I hope that somewhere in the following pages I will be able to share with you something you may not have known. This information guide was written by an enthusiast for the enthusiast and will focus on the last hi-performance 400-cid engine developed by Pontiac, the T/A 6.6."

And of course.... He is an owner of one.  John has a beautiful 1977 Buccaneer Red LS7 (W72) Trans Am.  Unrestored, original owner with 11,382 miles from new.





John has been around Trans Am's for a very long time and is very knowledgeable about these cars.  He is here on the Forum to help out any Trans Am owners with questions about these cars and engines.  He is a great asset to the Trans Am Community and we welcome him and thank him for all of his effort that he puts forth.  Thank you John for all the work that you do.
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 12:38:03 PM »
Congradulations John... Definately a bench mark piece of Auto history you have in your possession. Glad to see your endevours got you into the limelight. Thank you for your time and motovation on the W72 Performance Package you have share with so many. Ever since I first seen your car I have been in awe... Hats off you you buddy...

  Brett.. fantastic choice.
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 12:39:18 PM »
Beautiful T/A and great choice for the spotlight.
Congrats!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 12:43:24 PM »
John, congrat.  a well deserved award.  thanks you for all the hard work you have and do put into thees cars.
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 01:50:06 PM »
beautiful car! congrats!!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 01:57:05 PM »
WOW!  :o
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 02:12:07 PM »
That is really nice! Great pick!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 02:25:05 PM »
Great choice. Beeeeeuuutiful car! Congratulations John!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 03:09:52 PM »
Congrats!!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 03:19:31 PM »
beautiful car and great pick
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 03:27:48 PM »
Great choice!  That is an absolutely beautiful Trans Am, congratulations John :)
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 04:03:12 PM »
Yea,
That's what IM sayin.
Congrats John.
Nice pick Brett.
Love it.
Glad to see it in the spot light.
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 04:03:57 PM »
Love that color! Congrats John, excellent choice Brett!
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 04:18:26 PM »
WOW!  That looks just like my Red '77 TA that I had about 7yrs ago!!  Except I had red rims.

CONGRATS!  BEAUTIFUL BIRD YOU GOT THERE JOHN!!

Brett is going to have a hell of time picking the year end car!!   :o
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Re: March 2010 Spotlight - 1977 Trans Am of John Witzke
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 04:48:26 PM »
Congrats, that was a great choice
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