Girls, Girls, Girls!
It's inevitable that a magazine read predominantly by men is going to get quite a few photo entries of women, many of them hot. Some of them too hot, in fact. This being a family-oriented mag (some advertising notwithstanding), we can only publish those photos in good taste. Our rule of thumb here is that if the clothing passes muster in a public place (i.e., a crowded beach or a car show), then it's fair game. We got quite a few entries that weren't suitable for publication, so our advice is this: If it can't pass a "dentist office waiting room" test, don't bother sending it in.

That said, this isn't Sunday school either. Most of you are grown men, and it's likely you want to see as much as we can show you. If it's still a problem, we put 'em all conveniently in a two-page spread for you to tear out.

1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM
MATT STEPHENS, EDGEWOOD, KY
Model: Anna Fibbe
Camera: Canon
Car owner: Jeff Taulbee
Location: photographer's driveway

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With the clock running out on our contest deadline, Matt Stephens pretty much abandoned all our photo tips, and snapped his picture in bright sunlight in his driveway. Fortunately, his model, Anna Fibbe, made up for it, and looks great in spite of minimal attention to photographic detail. (Some of the other shots look even better, but random body parts were cut off.) We hope Matt tunes up his technique for next year-since he certainly knows where to find the girls. The TA is a real runner-its 537-inch Pontiac engine was built by the Poncho experts at Butler Performance. Once owner Jeff Taulbee gets his steering woes figured out, he says the "Bandit" is going at least low 9s.

1970 CAMARO
JENNIFER BROWN, FERNLEY, NV
Model: Natasha Jonsson
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
Car owner: James Allen
Location: outskirts of Fernley, NV

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Costa Rican-born model Natasha Jonsson really looks super in the Nevada sun, and Jennifer Brown captured her pose impeccably. According to Jennifer, the idea for the photo shoot came from the car's owner, James Allen, who is a friend of Jennifer's husband. Jennifer took photography in high school (doing black-and-white prints-you can guess how long ago that might've been) and was recently reintroduced to digital photography through a friend. (We say thanks for that.) Most of Jennifer's shots were of the rear of the car (a no-no), but this front shot stood out. We hope to see more of Jennifer's photography next year.

2002 PONTIAC TRANS AM
DANIEL MAY HER
MANSVILLE, MS
Model: Mara Gourley
Camera: Sony Cybershot P200
Car owner: Daniel May
Location: Jackson, MS

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Daniel May bought his 2002 Trans Am new while still in college, and he says he's never getting rid of it. Good thing, because the Pontiac Trans Am is a thing of the past. Daniel has collected 137,000 miles on it, and now that the payment book's empty, it's time to play. An LS6 intake has been fitted, along with a set of Kooks long-tube headers and a GMMG stainless steel exhaust. These modest mods make 347 hp to the wheels, which is more than enough to clean the clock of any new Mustang GT. If and when Daniel does lose, he's still got the girl, so who cares?

1983 OLDS CUTLASS
AMBER SMITH, WICHITA, KS
Model: Kayla Roberts
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
Car owner: Richard Little
Location: west side of Wichita, KS
Total invested: $50,000

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Were it destined for the race track, Richard Little's '83 Cutlass would haul ass, but for now it will remain a show car. And Richard has every right to protect his Olds from the rigors of racing, since he built virtually all of it (with help from his friend, Shane Mock) by himself. Richard estimates about 900 hp at the crank, which sounds about right for an ATI-blown 408 with a reasonably good tune. Most of the photos were taken in Wichita, Kan., which probably caused quite a stir, considering the stunning good looks of model Kayla Roberts. Yes, it is really hard to look at the car, but try you must. We really dig the stance of the car, too.

1995 PONTIAC TRANS AM
JOHN HUNEYCUTT, STANFIELD, NC
Model: Caroline Wirt
Camera: Nikon D200
Car owner: Moe Zaghari
Location: Highway 29 near Concord, NC

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We've not heard this excuse before, but photographer John Huneycutt says a sunset shoot wasn't possible due to conflicting work schedules. Fortunately for him, the photos came out good anyway, but could've been better with that liquid sunset light. As it so happens, we're familiar with NC Highway 29, and he's lucky that the pretty Caroline Wirt isn't wearing some of it right now. Moe Zaghari's '95 TA has some proven LT1 bolt-ons in the form of the LT4 Hot Cam Kit from GM Performance Parts. The worked stock heads make the cam really flow, putting it well into respectable LS1 territory. Moe enclosed the chassis dyno graph (347 rear-wheel horsepower), and this thing is a real monster for the money he's got in it.