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Offline Hitman

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June's Spotlight is for someone that has been around on this forum for a long time registering on APRIL 15th, 2007.  Bob Ries is the owner of this beautiful 1980 Turbo Trans Am.  I've met up with Bob at the Trans Am Nationals many times and he is a great person to be around as well.  His car was actually used as a festival car at the Indianapolis 500 Race on May 25th of 1980 and is now documented from the guys at the Indy Pace Car Registration.      

His car features T-tops


Turbo white wheels



and a 301 Turbo Charged Engine


Bob owned the car from 1997 to 2000 and then sold this beauty to a friend.  Bob's friend started looking for a Camaro in 2005 and Bob was looking again to buy a car.  Bob bought his beloved 1980 Turbo Trans Am back from his friend and has had it for the last four years.  Bob is trying to restore the car with the help of our own Renovations.  Bob and Jeff have been good friends for years.  You might have met Bob if you go to the Nationals as he has been going every years since I can remember.  So let me be the first to congratulate you Bob for Spotlighting you and your car on the forum.  Congratulations Bob!


« Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 04:45:02 PM by Hitman »
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Re: September 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 08:31:12 PM »
Congratulations, Bob!  I was tickled pink to see you with your car this year at the Nats! ;)

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Re: September 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 12:51:12 AM »

Yes, Congradulations!

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Re: September 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 03:23:41 PM »
Congrats on the spot light !
I owned an 80 Turbo myself and wish the previous owner left it white , as I think the charcoal bird looks awesome on a white T/A
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Re: September 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 03:37:22 PM »
Congrats, and sweet ride.

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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 04:13:14 PM »
AWESOME!! CONGRATS BOB!!!!
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 04:36:50 PM »
Way to go Bob.  Nice ride!
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 04:44:44 PM »
Congratulations Bob, it was a pleasure to be driven round the Nats and Tipp city with you.

Flashy white cars always seem to grab a certain attention, which unless id seen it for meself would have never of believed.

BTW wheres your Orange light?

Great choice, well done Bob.

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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 05:07:31 PM »
Congradulations Bob.. Always been a fan of the Turbo cars and yours is a prime choice no doubt.
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 05:32:27 PM »
congrats Bob. 
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 05:59:19 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS BOB!!   Beautiful car you got there!!!
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 06:15:31 PM »
Congratulations Bob! The turbo T/A's are my favorites, especially the pace cars! It's a beauty!!
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 06:38:57 PM »
I love that car!!!

Right and congrats!!!
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 06:55:10 PM »
Congratulations Bob! This is a well deserved honor for you and your car!!

.....and yes, where's the orange light??  ;) ;D
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Re: June 2010 Spotlight - 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am of Bob Ries
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 08:28:10 PM »
Thank alot guys. It is an honor to be here . I have made alot of friends on here and I am sure there will be alot more. The cars are great but the people are why we come here.



As far as the orange light,I dont have one. lol
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