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Jim Suva and The Suva Files
Westchester, IL
Star Car Research
Interests: Star Cars, The Rockford Files, Knight Rider, NASCAR and Baseball.
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Above is The Suva Files from the Pontiac-Oakland International Car Club I wrote this for "Smoke Signals", the car clubs monthly magazine. It is the July 2018 issue. If you are a Pontiac-Oakland fan it is well worth the price of being a member, just to get this magazine. If... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Above is The Suva Files from the Pontiac-Oakland International Car Club I wrote this for "Smoke Signals", the car clubs monthly magazine. It is the May 2018 issue. If you are a Pontiac-Oakland fan it is well worth the price of being a member, just to get this magazine. If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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I am sad to report the passing of Roydon Clark. Roy passed away this mornin 5/24/18. I met him several years ago at several Rockford Files Reunion Parties. He was truly a wonderful man and could talk to fans of The Rockford Files for hours. He will be greatly missed.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Here is The Suva Files from the Pontiac-Oakland International Car Club I wrote this for "Smoke Signals", the car clubs monthly magazine. It is the March 2018 issue. If you are a Pontiac-Oakland fan it is well worth the price of being a member, just to get this magazine. If... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Yes. A numbers matching drive train on a vehicle commands a better price. If the engine was made the same year as the vehicle, that could help the resale price.
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Knight Rider Written by Jim Suva In 1982, Pontiac introduced their 3rd generation Firebird and a new TV Series was about to go into production called Knight Rider. This is the story on how these two events came together. Knight Rider first appeared on September 26, 1982 and ran for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Knight Rider, Picture KITT Reunion Written by Jim Suva A new TV show aired in September 1982. It was called Knight Rider. We were introduced to a talking, computerized Pontiac Trans Am. Its name, the “Knight Industries Two Thousand”. K.I.T.T. for short. Everyone soon wanted their own KITT. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Files Business Cards My wife Julie recreated Jim Rockford's Business cards, on the template below. They are as close as she could get to the original font. We made these for fans that would like to make their own cards for your own display or to pass out at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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I have had the privilege to write a series of articles called: The Suva Files. It appears in The Pontiac-Oakland Internationals Car Clubs magazine The Smoke Signals. After High Performance Pontiac went out of business, I was searching for another magazine to fill the void. This magazine edited by Tim... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Thanks. I was lucky.
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Here is a link to a story about James Garner's watch used in The Rockford Files. https://www.calibre11.com/the-story-of-james-garners-heuer-carrera-3647n/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Indian Uprising Interview about Rockford Files Firebird By Richard Piet Here is a blog and interview I did at the 27th Annual Indian Uprising, by my friend Richard Piet. Hope you enjoy it. http://wbckfm.com/richards-ride-extra-rockford-files-tribute-firebird-thrills-fans/ Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Firebird at The Indian Uprising Car Show On Saturday and Sunday August 12th and 13th 2017. I will be displaying my Rockford Files Firebird at The Indian Uprising Car Show in St. Charles, IL. They are expecting around 600 Pontiac's at the show. The show is put on by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Return of Xander Cage's xXx GTO Flame Car. Fans of the 'xXx' movie series were pleasantly surprised earlier this year when, fifteen years after we were first introduced to Vin Diesel's "Xander Cage" and his high-tech, color-shifting secret agent gadget car, we got to see this very same 1967... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Photo by Ted Ferfecki Here is a great story about The Rockford Files. https://oldcarmemories.com/teds-adventure-rockford-files-filming-malibu/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford arriving at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the April 6th through 9th. If you are in the area this weekend be sure to stop by and say hello. Would love to meet fans of James Garner and the show. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Thank you. Glad you like the story.
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Joe Santos Written by Jim Suva Joe Santos is best known for his portrayal of Sgt. and later Lt. Dennis Becker, on The Rockford Files. I recently had the opportunity to interview Joey Santos, Joe’s son. Joe Santos was born in Brooklyn New York, on June 9, 1931. He was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Suva Files, Case #4 By Jim Suva I was very fortunate to have 4 articles in The Smoke Signals magazine, in 2016. The Smoke Signals is published through the Pontiac-Oakland International car club. Tim Dye is the current editor of this wonderful magazine. In my opinion, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Suva Files, Case #3 By Jim Suva I was very fortunate to have 4 articles in The Smoke Signals magazine, in 2016. The Smoke Signals is published through the Pontiac-Oakland International car club. Tim Dye is the current editor of this wonderful magazine. In my opinion, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Files Firebird to be Displayed at Charlotte AutoFair This April 6th through 9th 2017, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, my Rockford Firebird will be on display. They are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Firebird and Camaro's. KITT from Knight Rider and the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Suva Files, Case #2 By Jim Suva I was very fortunate to have 4 articles in The Smoke Signals magazine, in 2016. The Smoke Signals is published through the Pontiac-Oakland International car club. Tim Dye is the current editor of this wonderful magazine. In my opinion, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Suva Files, Case #1 By Jim Suva I was very fortunate to have 4 articles in The Smoke Signals magazine, in 2016. The Smoke Signals is published through the Pontiac-Oakland International car club. Tim Dye is the current editor of this wonderful magazine. In my opinion, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Eric with James Garner. I am sorry to report the passing of Eric Dahlquist. I had the pleasure of interview Eric for an article for this blog a few years ago. He was a really nice guy and the founder of the Vista Group. A product placement company that provided... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
It depends on the condition and mileage. There is a GM Truck discussion web site that would give you a better idea. Check it out when you get a chance.