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    SLP Firehawk - Fiercest of the Firebirds

    tells the detailed story of a unique car. A story of more than just the car, it’s about the people who had the skills and ideas to turn the concept into a reality. The Firehawk was a Pontiac Firebird modified by General Motors tier 1 up-fitter SLP Engineering. Over the 11 years of production from 1992 through 2002, SLP introduced a series of performance, handling and appearance improvements to the Firebird Formula and Trans Am. These modifications were successfully introduced utilizing SLP’s in-house design and manufacturing expertise. To be a warranty backed Tier 1 program each modification had to meet stringent General Motors and federal government standards and regulations. SLP’s successful execution of the Firehawk program led to additional models including the Comp T/A. The book details on how each year of the Firehawk evolved and performed. Production data and many other types of detailed information are contained to entertain enthusiasts and assist owners in learning more about the SLP Firehawk.

    LATEST NEWS – updated Oct 2016

    • THE DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF

      THE PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL OWNERS MAGAZINE, SMOKE SIGNALS, INCLUDES AN ARTICLE THAT I HELPED AUTHOR WITH EDITOR TIME DYE. THE COVER FEATURE INTRODUCES MANY PONTIAC FANS TO THE G8 FIREHAWK AND SPECIFICALLY AN ULTRA RARE G8-GXP FIREHAWK. TIM DYE IS THE CURRATOR OF THE PONTIAC OAKLAND AUTO MUSEUM ON PONTIAC, ILLINOIS AND I AM PLEASED TO SAY THEIR GIFT SHOP CARRIES THE FIREHAWK BOOK.

    • I HAD THE PLEASURE

      OF ASSISTING WELL KNOWN FIREBIRD AUTHOR ANDREW NUSSBAUM ON AN ARTICLE HE DID FOR GM-EFI MAGAZINE. ANDREW PENNED AN OVERVIEW OF THE 4TH GENERATION PONTIAC FIREBIRDS. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO BUY A COLLECTABLE 4TH GEN.

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    • ANDREW HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE FIREHAWK BOOK “Respected automotive journalist and book author, Mac Logan, chose to take his passion for the 4th-Gen SLP Firehawk and infuse it into one of the most extensive and researched pieces of literature on the 4th-Gen Firebird available. Limited like the subject cars, only 1000 copies were printed, with 500 since sold. Within it’s 220 glossy pages, is an in-depth study that took the better part of a decade to gather. A must read for the Firehawk owner to collector, or any late-model F-body fan looking for info, facts, figures and some of the most stunning Firebird and Camaro pictures ever taken.”

      GM-EFI MAGAZINE


    • HERE IS A SHOT FROM HIGH PERFORMANCE PONTIAC’S ARTICLE

      ON THE 2013 NORWALK PONTIAC NATIONALS FEATURING JIM MATTISON AND MYSELF WITH THE BOOK. JIM DROPPED BY THE BOOTH AT THE SHOW. HE WAS A TRUE INSPIRATION WHEN WRITING THIS BOOK WITH HIS GENEROUS SHARING OF THE BACKGROUND ON BOTH THE FIREHAWK AND COMP T/A PROGRAMS.


    • HIGH PERFORMANC PONTIAC MAGAZINE’S MARCH 2014 ISSUE

      INCLUDED A SHORT REVIEW OF THE FIREHAWK BOOK BY ANDREW NUSBAUM. HERE IS WHAT HPP SAID ABOUT THE BOOK “ FIREHAWK FANFARE – Time sure flies when you bear an iconic moniker like the Pontiac Firebird. It’s hard to believe more than a decade has passed since the last Birds soared off the assembly line as long since Street Legal Performance (SLP) first introduced the Firehawk. Firehawk: Fiercest of the Firebirds is a complete ad detailed history of the origins and 10-year production run of GM’s Tier-1 program, which brought the SLP Firehawk to Pontiac Dealerships across North America. Author Mac Logan has been a Firehawk Fanatic since he ordered one back in 1994. His 220-page book is the culmination of a decade gathering facts and figures on the special cars he owns and loves. The tome is chock full of history, performance –stats, production numbers, options and more, with plenty of reference from those at SLP and GM who made these collector cars a reality. What’s more, the beautiful imagery depicting an array of Firehawk models and colors will make any Firebird fan drool. If you appreciate modern muscle and want to see some of the rarest birds in Pontiac’s flock, this is the book fro you. With only 1,000 copies being printed, act fast before they fly away.”

      MotorWeek

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    • THE OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE OF HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINES

      , INCLUDES A WRITE UP ON THE FIREHAWK BOOK! THE REVIEW READS: "IT SEEMS ODD FOR SOME OF US WHO HAVE BEEN INTO MUSCLE CARS FOR SO LONG TO BE FACED WITH THE REALITY THAT CARS FROM THE '90S ARE NOW GETTING INTO THE REALM OF BEING 20 YEARS OLD. THAT REALITY INCLUDES "MODERN" MUSCLE CARS LIKE THE SLP FIREHAWK, WHICH DEBUTED AT THE END OF FIREBIRD'S THIRD GENERATION DURING THE '92 MODEL YEAR AND CONTINUED UNTIL GM ENDED F-BODY PRODUCTION AT THE END OF THE 2002 MODEL RUN. MAC LOGAN HAS BEEN A FAN OF THESE SPECIAL MODELS FROM THE TIME THEY DEBUTED, AND ACTUALLY ORDERED A NEW FIREHAWK IN 1994. HE'S BEEN GATHERING DATA ON THE CARS FOR ALMOST AS LONG AS THEY HAVE EXISTED, IN TURN SPAWNING A PROJECT THAT STARTED AS A REFERENCE BOOK FOR OWNERS THEN BLOSSOMED INTO THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE FIREHAWK, ITS CREATION, THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE AND THE OTHER CARS SLP PRODUCED. THE BACKSTORY PRESENTED FOR THE CARS IS WELL-RESEARCHED WITH INPUT FROM THOSE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN, AND THE REFERENCE MATERIAL THAT SERVED AS THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROJECT IS EXTENSIVE, WITH YEAR-BY-YEAR CHAPTERS INCLUDING CHANGES , OPTIONS, PRICING, PRODUCTION FIGURES AND MORE. THE BOOK TOUCHES ON OTHER SLP-ENHANCED MODELS AS WELL, INCLUDING THE 1996-2002 CAMARO SS AND THE 1995-'96 TRANS AM COMP T/A; RELATED ONE-OFF PROTOTYPES AND SHOW CARS ARE COVERED AS WELL. THERE ARE LOTS OF COLOR IMAGES, INCLUDING FACTORY PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND PERIOD RACING SHOTS. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THESE COLLECTOR CARS FOR THE MODERN AGE, THIS 220-PAGE BOOK, OF WHICH JUST 1,000 COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED, IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION."

  • About the Author

    • Mac Logan

      A transportation engineer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada by profession with a passion for Pontiacs. As an owner of several Firehawks Mac has been collecting information on the SLP Firehawk for close to 20 years. The text in and date in the book is the culmination of this research. Content for the book was aided by interviews with numerous former SLP and GM employees including founder Ed Hamburger.

    • Contributors

    • Gene Holden - An aerospace engineer from Scottsdale, Arizona with a passion for photography. His work contributed greatly to the high quality large format photos throughout the book.

      Neil McPhee - Has a exceptional collection of Firebirds including several of the Firehawks in the book. He brought Gene to the project and assisted greatly in enabling the exceptional photos.

      Content for the book was aided by interviews with numerous former SLP and GM employees including founder Ed Hamburger, Reg Harris - marketing and sales, Terry ‘Zeke’ Maxwell and John Sullivan - production, Jeff Yachnin - engineering, Umberto Bonfa - sales and Dave Hamburger - marketing, IT and customer relations, Jim Mattison - Pontiac Historic Services, Rick Shay - racing team and several more.

      Contributions to the book include several vintage photos capturing special moments in the histroy of The Firehawk program.

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  • LATEST NEWS – updated Oct 2016

    • THE DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE

      OF THE PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL OWNERS MAGAZINE, SMOKE SIGNALS, INCLUDES AN ARTICLE THAT I HELPED AUTHOR WITH EDITOR TIME DYE. THE COVER FEATURE INTRODUCES MANY PONTIAC FANS TO THE G8 FIREHAWK AND SPECIFICALLY AN ULTRA RARE G8-GXP FIREHAWK. TIM DYE IS THE CURRATOR OF THE PONTIAC OAKLAND AUTO MUSEUM ON PONTIAC, ILLINOIS AND I AM PLEASED TO SAY THEIR GIFT SHOP CARRIES THE FIREHAWK BOOK.

    • I HAD THE PLEASURE

      OF ASSISTING WELL KNOWN FIREBIRD AUTHOR ANDREW NUSSBAUM ON AN ARTICLE HE DID FOR GM-EFI MAGAZINE. ANDREW PENNED AN OVERVIEW OF THE 4TH GENERATION PONTIAC FIREBIRDS. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO BUY A COLLECTABLE 4TH GEN. ANDREW HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE FIREHAWK BOOK “Respected automotive journalist and book author, Mac Logan, chose to take his passion for the 4th-Gen SLP Firehawk and infuse it into one of the most extensive and researched pieces of literature on the 4th-Gen Firebird available. Limited like the subject cars, only 1000 copies were printed, with 500 since sold. Within it’s 220 glossy pages, is an in-depth study that took the better part of a decade to gather. A must read for the Firehawk owner to collector, or any late-model F-body fan looking for info, facts, figures and some of the most stunning Firebird and Camaro pictures ever taken.”

      GM-EFI MAGAZINE

    • MOTORWEEK

      THE LONG RUNNING AUTOMOTIVE SHOW ON PBS RAN A SHORT REVIEW OF THE FIREHAWK BOOK BACK IN 2014. OVER THE YEARS MOTORWEEK CONSUTCED ROAD TESTS ON MOST OF THE SLP PRODUCTS. IN FACT THEY ARE STILL DOING ROAD TESTS ON THE LATEST WVEHICLES OUT OF SVE. HERE IS WHAT MOTORWEEK STAFF HAD TO SAY: If you’re a long time MotorWeek viewer, you know that over the years we’ve tested a lot of SLP performance cars, and it all started with the Firehawk. We know that Mac Logan is a huge fan of that car, and he’s turned his passion into 200-plus pages, with the book SLP Firehawk – Fiercest of the Firebirds. It’s not only a complete history of how the Firehawk came to be, but you’ll get to know the folks who made it happen; as well as get a complete listing of every year of Firehawk production, including sales numbers. There are plenty of great pictures, and even an appendix that lists which SLP Firehawks have been featured on MotorWeek. If you share Mac’s devotion to Street Legal Performance, we highly recommend you pick up one of the 1,000 available copies of this very Must Read.

    • HERE IS A SHOT

      FROM HIGH PERFORMANCE PONTIAC’S ARTICLE ON THE 2013 NORWALK PONTIAC NATIONALS FEATURING JIM MATTISON AND MYSELF WITH THE BOOK. JIM DROPPED BY THE BOOTH AT THE SHOW. HE WAS A TRUE INSPIRATION WHEN WRITING THIS BOOK WITH HIS GENEROUS SHARING OF THE BACKGROUND ON BOTH THE FIREHAWK AND COMP T/A PROGRAMS.

    • HIGH PERFORMANC PONTIAC MAGAZINE’S

      MARCH 2014 ISSUE INCLUDED A SHORT REVIEW OF THE FIREHAWK BOOK BY ANDREW NUSBAUM. HERE IS WHAT HPP SAID ABOUT THE BOOK “ FIREHAWK FANFARE – Time sure flies when you bear an iconic moniker like the Pontiac Firebird. It’s hard to believe more than a decade has passed since the last Birds soared off the assembly line as long since Street Legal Performance (SLP) first introduced the Firehawk. Firehawk: Fiercest of the Firebirds is a complete ad detailed history of the origins and 10-year production run of GM’s Tier-1 program, which brought the SLP Firehawk to Pontiac Dealerships across North America. Author Mac Logan has been a Firehawk Fanatic since he ordered one back in 1994. His 220-page book is the culmination of a decade gathering facts and figures on the special cars he owns and loves. The tome is chock full of history, performance –stats, production numbers, options and more, with plenty of reference from those at SLP and GM who made these collector cars a reality. What’s more, the beautiful imagery depicting an array of Firehawk models and colors will make any Firebird fan drool. If you appreciate modern muscle and want to see some of the rarest birds in Pontiac’s flock, this is the book fro you. With only 1,000 copies being printed, act fast before they fly away.”

    • THE OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE OF HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINES

      , INCLUDES A WRITE UP ON THE FIREHAWK BOOK! THE REVIEW READS: "IT SEEMS ODD FOR SOME OF US WHO HAVE BEEN INTO MUSCLE CARS FOR SO LONG TO BE FACED WITH THE REALITY THAT CARS FROM THE '90S ARE NOW GETTING INTO THE REALM OF BEING 20 YEARS OLD. THAT REALITY INCLUDES "MODERN" MUSCLE CARS LIKE THE SLP FIREHAWK, WHICH DEBUTED AT THE END OF FIREBIRD'S THIRD GENERATION DURING THE '92 MODEL YEAR AND CONTINUED UNTIL GM ENDED F-BODY PRODUCTION AT THE END OF THE 2002 MODEL RUN. MAC LOGAN HAS BEEN A FAN OF THESE SPECIAL MODELS FROM THE TIME THEY DEBUTED, AND ACTUALLY ORDERED A NEW FIREHAWK IN 1994. HE'S BEEN GATHERING DATA ON THE CARS FOR ALMOST AS LONG AS THEY HAVE EXISTED, IN TURN SPAWNING A PROJECT THAT STARTED AS A REFERENCE BOOK FOR OWNERS THEN BLOSSOMED INTO THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE FIREHAWK, ITS CREATION, THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE AND THE OTHER CARS SLP PRODUCED. THE BACKSTORY PRESENTED FOR THE CARS IS WELL-RESEARCHED WITH INPUT FROM THOSE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN, AND THE REFERENCE MATERIAL THAT SERVED AS THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROJECT IS EXTENSIVE, WITH YEAR-BY-YEAR CHAPTERS INCLUDING CHANGES , OPTIONS, PRICING, PRODUCTION FIGURES AND MORE. THE BOOK TOUCHES ON OTHER SLP-ENHANCED MODELS AS WELL, INCLUDING THE 1996-2002 CAMARO SS AND THE 1995-'96 TRANS AM COMP T/A; RELATED ONE-OFF PROTOTYPES AND SHOW CARS ARE COVERED AS WELL. THERE ARE LOTS OF COLOR IMAGES, INCLUDING FACTORY PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND PERIOD RACING SHOTS. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THESE COLLECTOR CARS FOR THE MODERN AGE, THIS 220-PAGE BOOK, OF WHICH JUST 1,000 COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED, IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION."

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