Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Morning Car Show: The "Rockford Files" Firebird

I've been on a James Garner/Rockford Files kick for the last couple of months, so I thought I'd feature the iconic Pontiac Firebird from that series this weekend.  Here's a photo of Garner driving his Firebird:

The Firebird was Pontiac's sister car to the Chevrolet Camaro, both of which debuted in 1967 as a response to Ford's success with its Mustang entry a couple of years earlier. Here is another shot of Garner in the Firebird, albeit a different year:

Now, if you're really interested in this stuff, I suggest you click here.  It will take you to a post from the summer of 2012 over at Jalopnik that is devoted to Garner, his Firebird, and Rockford File fans. Among the interesting things I learned is that he did a fair percentage of the stunt driving in the show and, like Steve McQueen, was very interested in racing (Stud though Garner may have been, he was no Steve McQueen. Ali McGraw. Argument over.)  Anyway, it's a fun post, worth checking out.