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formulafr
12-16-2006, 03:44 AM
Hi everybody, my name is Julien, i'm 28yo and living 30miles from Paris. I own a PONTIAC Formula 1975 since 2003. it's 350ci equiped. You can see few details of my car on PT garage (http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=488) or complete details at www.birdfire.com (http://pontiacformula.free.fr). i'm found of pro touring cars, but like many people, i d'ont have the money to build a serious and extrem car, so i just add some minor mods to have a good handling and good appearance.

one day, i hope to put some some more HP cause 175 is really insufficient to have fun:crying:

ProTouring442
12-16-2006, 04:22 AM
Bienvenue a la groupe. Ma femme parle francais puis je l'ai demandee la traduction pour "welcome."

Shiny Side Up!
Bill
'72 442 "Inamorata"
www/FQuick.com/ProTouring442

formulafr
12-16-2006, 05:23 AM
i'm glad to see that someone can understand what i could write. lol

JChristian1835
12-16-2006, 05:59 AM
HAHA Welcome... I took French in highschool but they just taught me enough to let you know i need to go to the bathroom and count to ten.. lol

formulafr
12-16-2006, 07:42 AM
it's good for a beginning!

formula
12-16-2006, 12:04 PM
Sweet, the two formulas on the site both have french background (I lived in paris from 1999-2001). Glad to have you here!

Bandit
12-16-2006, 12:57 PM
Nice Firebird, I like what you have done to the interior. Are those Cragar Soft 8 or US Wheels rims? I almost put some like those on my car. They look tough!
I am also living in Europe at the moment, I am in the Navy, stationed in Naples, IT. It is interesting driving a "classic" American car over here, isn't it? We get a lot more looks here than we would in the states--sure makes cruising fun!

formulafr
12-16-2006, 01:18 PM
thanks guys :)


Bandit, my wheels are CRAGAR black soft 8 (serie 397) 8x17 and 9x17. these wheels at SUMMIT (http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=CRR%2D3978934&N=700+400292+4294923105+4294906455+4294917250+4294 906359+4294793320+115&autoview=sku)

driving an old (and american) car is special here. everybody think we are rich, cause they're only thinking about gas price.

PeteRR
12-16-2006, 02:10 PM
Welcome to the board. I spent 4 hours once at de Gaulle airport. I bought a box of Cuban cigars and had a halting conversation with a Danish girl. At least I think she was from Denmark. :confused:

Andréas
12-16-2006, 02:26 PM
Cool Firebird! I really like your black wheels.

6'9"Witha69
12-16-2006, 03:04 PM
Welcome to the site.

formulafr
12-16-2006, 03:53 PM
i prefer black wheels because of the look :headbang: and because i hate spending my time to wash them. i drive my PONTIAC all the year except when it snows...
No, the real reason is it was the cheapest way to get 17" wheels (55$ per wheel :naughty:), i would love to get aluminium instead but money....
and the weight of these steel wheels is anti-performances :eek:



Welcome to the board. I spent 4 hours once at de Gaulle airport. I bought a box of Cuban cigars and had a halting conversation with a Danish girl. At least I think she was from Denmark. :confused:


lol !! where were you going?

PeteRR
12-16-2006, 04:12 PM
lol !! where were you going?

Manchester to Philly. I had a layover in de Gaulle.

Bandit
12-16-2006, 04:21 PM
and the weight of these steel wheels is anti-performances :eek:
At least you realize this...I didn't say anything earlier because I didn't want to diss your fine car on your first post! I myself ordered up one of the 9" Soft 8's from Summit to test-fit on my car, I thought I would go with them because of the price and the look...most of all because of the price! As soon as I hefted the box and almost had a hernia trying to lift it I said "Umm, no," and forked over the cash for a set of alloy wheels that weigh about half what they do! Soft 8's should be fine for cruisin' though I would think...and I still love the look! Can you say NASCAR? :twothumbs

formulafr
12-16-2006, 04:25 PM
i like the NASCAR look, but i like NASCAR perfomances too.

maybe, one day, if i win at the lotterie....:guilty:

Martin71RS
12-16-2006, 10:53 PM
Bonjour Julien, welcome to the site! Good to see more Europeans on here.

I've been to Paris several times and I'll tell you I wouldn't want to drive my car in the city center....
There I've seen what bumpers are for....they use them to create enough space to park by pushing other cars aside!!

Anyways, nice car!

Martin.

formulafr
12-17-2006, 01:51 AM
yeah, you're right Martin :scared:, i hate to drive in Paris. it's too hot and driver are mad sometimes.

jayb53guy
12-20-2006, 08:14 AM
Hey I'll be in Paris the 14th of January, more then likely staying out by the airport Charles de Gaulle. Let me know if you wanna hook up and have a beer.

jfman
12-21-2006, 03:48 PM
Nice car Julien. Must be cool to drive an american muscle car in France. I bet they cost more over there than here.

I'm a native french speaker as well so if you need help with any translations or a word you dont know just shoot me a PM.

My brother in law owns a 1981 Camaro z28 and speak french too btw.

Jean-Francois.

formulafr
12-22-2006, 08:29 AM
Hey I'll be in Paris the 14th of January, more then likely staying out by the airport Charles de Gaulle. Let me know if you wanna hook up and have a beer.

you're the second guy on this forum who tell me he's going to Paris in January. :) your invitation is cool, why not...:bananna2:


Nice car Julien. Must be cool to drive an american muscle car in France. I bet they cost more over there than here.
I'm a native french speaker as well so if you need help with any translations or a word you dont know just shoot me a PM.
My brother in law owns a 1981 Camaro z28 and speak french too btw.
Jean-Francois.

yes, you're right. peolple start to be mad with the price of these cars. and when you add parts price (shipping and taxes) :eek: :eek: :eek:
almost twice the price you pay :guilty:
and when you buy at a french shop, it can be over by 4. that's why people who know use internet and buy at summit or else. thanks for your proposal, but i think i don't need help for this :)

formulafr
12-22-2006, 08:39 AM
Bonjour Julien, welcome to the site! Good to see more Europeans on here.

I've been to Paris several times and I'll tell you I wouldn't want to drive my car in the city center....
There I've seen what bumpers are for....they use them to create enough space to park by pushing other cars aside!!

Anyways, nice car!


sorry Martin, i answer you but i didn't realise that i know your car since i have visited your website longtime ago. i like what you did :headbang: