He beat Hulk Hogan in front of 45,000 people at the Georgia Dome in the WWE, he’s played for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL and he’s one of the nicest (and biggest) full blown car enthusiasts on the planet. He’s Bill Goldberg and he’s just set his sights on building one of the baddest second generation pro-touring Trans Am’s to ever roll on tarmac. You see last year after hosting the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, Bill got seriously bitten by the pro-touring bug. Already a die-hard muscle car nut, the idea of melding old car styling with new car tech was something that really appealed to him. Plus, since he’d already seen a host of these bad boys in action, it just seemed right that he would jump on the bandwagon to create what he calls, project “ERNREE”.
Starting with a non-numbers matching 1970 Pontiac Trans Am, the goal is to reset the benchmark for what a second gen pro-touring Trans Am can become with the right parts, people and motivation behind the build. To give you an idea of what it takes to create what will most likely become one of the best pro-touring cars on the planet, just take a look at this partial parts list.
• Hendrick Motorsports LS motor
• Carbon Kustoms Front Clip
• DSE Suspension, front and rear
• Ridetech Tiger Cage
• Forgeline Wheels
• Baer Brakes
• Be Cool Cooling Systems
• BF Goodrich Tire
• American Autowire
The entire back-story and build, complete with progress photos is being cataloged over at Pro-touring.com, so make sure to head on over there to check it out. Also, if you would like to find out further information on this years 2011 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, please send an email to FM3 Performance Marketing.