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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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1979 Vista Group/Rockford Files Photo Shoot Eric Dahlquist and James Garner Here is the latest addition to my Suva/Rockford Collection. This year for my Birthday, my wife Julie purchased a number of slides, negatives, proof sheets and original drawings. These items are from a photo shoot by the Vista Group... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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My Unofficial Rockford Files Collection/Museum Since I am a big Rockford Files Fan, I have been looking for a screen used Firebird from the show. Unfortunately, the ones that are still around are not for sale and are priced out of my price range. So I have decide to start... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Here are two articles from 1977. Rob Morris found these, so a big thank you to him. The first article talks about one of the shows new Firebirds, being stolen from Universal Studios. The second describes the filming of a car chase scene, from the episode: "The Bees, The Trees,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Here is my latest edition of The Suva Files. It is published in the Pontiac-Oakland International Car Club's magazine, Smoke Signals. May 2019 issue. Special thanks to Tim Dye and Thom Sherwood my editor, for making The Suva Files look so good! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the story!
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The Hunter TA in the Pontiac Registry The Pontiac Registry is a wonderful resource, for all Pontiac models. Here is a link to their website: https://www.pontiacregistry.com/. If you love Pontiac's as much as I do, please consider joining this group. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Rockford Files 1/25th Scale Diorama By Thomas Ellifritt Tom build a beautiful diorama of the Paradise Cove set of The Rockford Files. Here are some pictures of his craftsmanship. Jim Rockford's 1958 Nashua Trailer. 1975 Pontiac Firebird Rocky's GMC Pickup Truck. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Goes to Barrett-Jackson Written by Jim Suva Two years ago, I received the opportunity to purchase a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 that was used on The Rockford Files. This car was one of three used, on the last two seasons of the series. This Firebird was used as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
You're welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the story.
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From the pages of the Smoke Signals magazine. February 2019 issue. Special thanks to Tim Dye and Thom Sherwood my editor, for making The Suva Files look so good! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Well Rockford fans, here is your opportunity to bid on an original screen used Rockford Files Firebird. It will be interesting to see what it will sell for. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1978-PONTIAC-FIREBIRD-FORMULA-THE-ROCKFORD-FILES-227110?fbclid=IwAR2R6CyO-tN6ZuAdjSOnOJUEur4wUcEwsgP2J7K-zKaEranI4LArNIkemTI Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
It's my pleasure. I love promoting stories and items related to The Rockford Files.
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Rockford Files 1/64th Scale Diorama Here are two links to Ted Ferfecki's 1/64th diorama videos. These videos show how he made the Rockford Files Firebird, Rocky's pickup and Rockford's trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kJFyhGBhCU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Eiva-JuPV-YjmtNHcoqMJHvjMr_rlI1hX3WCW3IOmxVwYQtusoxnGP8o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqzHIA0VrBc Ted did a terrific job. Here is the diagram for Rockford's Trailer, for those who would like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Ed, Thanks for the kind words. I absolutely love your diorama. Making the video of how you built it is great and I have shared it on my Facebook pages! I would love to get a copy of the trailer blue prints. Thanks, Jim
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Steve McQueen’s, “The Hunter”, Trans Am Found Written by Jim Suva It is not very often you find a car that is in the original screen-used condition, taken directly from the set of a movie. The car in this story also has a direct connection to Steve McQueen. In October... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Jim Rockford's Printing Press Written by Jim Suva The printing press used on the Rockford Files was a Sigwalt #11 letterpress. These press are still available from time to time on eBay which is where I purchased mine. Below are pictures of my press which I added a wood base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The dash placards pictured below were used for parking and access to the Rockford Files set. I know of three types of dash placards used on The Rockford Files. I have the first two and I am currently looking for the third. If anyone has one, please let me know.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 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 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 Jul 16, 2018 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