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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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The Terminator 3 Hearse Reported by Jim Suva One of the most memorably roles for Arnold Schwarzenegger is that of the Terminator. He has starred in the first three Terminator movies as well as the latest Terminator: Dark Fate. This is a story about the Cadillac Hearse used in Terminator... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Files Replica Firebird from the Netflix movie Sextuplets, is for sale on Facebook. ‎Jorge Casillas‎ to The Street Machinery Sales And Service Sunday Swap-A-Rama January 20 at 8:24 PM Replica “The Rockford Files” Gold exterior, Camel Tan vinyl interior, Pontiac V8 engine, automatic transmission. Esprit-Trans Am being the very... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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The Fast and the Furious 1970 Dodge Charger Reporting by Jim Suva In 2001, Universal Studio’s released a movie, The Fast and the Furious. It starred Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner. That movie started a franchise of nine movies to date, and is Universal’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Ford GT40 from Ford v Ferrari Reporting by Jim Suva The movie Ford v Ferrari opened in November, 2019. It stars Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles. The movie tells the story of how Ford beat Ferrari in the 1966 “24 Hours of Le Mans”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Nice story about your Monterey. Sorry about the accident. Hope you find another one in good shape. Jim
Jim Suva and The Suva Files is now following Terry Brown
Dec 22, 2019
Nathan Truman thank you for the kind words. I am glad you like the sorties I write.
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Last Built General Lee in Georgia Reporting by Jim Suva In 1978, Warner Brothers Studios had a new TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard. It starred John Schneider as Bo Duke and Tom Wopat as Luke Duke. They were cousins who lived with another cousin, Daisy Duke, played by Catherine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Miami Vice Screen Used Daytona Reporting by Jim Suva In 1984, a new TV show called Miami Vice hit the air waves on NBC. It was a big hit because of the designer clothes, exotic cars, the hit sound tracks. Don Johnson starred as Sonny Crockett and Phillip Michael Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Matt Williamson from Retro Cards has introduce a set of 20 Trading Cards of The Rockford Files. These are like the old trading cards that came in packages of bubble gum. Here is a link to their web site to purchase a set. http://thecowboysguide.com/RetroCards-Rockford.html?fbclid=IwAR03aAIOogVC0sCLgVMhocdoa0OJIvdhYbdFCnTUQVSlDOvmRrBWF09Uhxo My favorite is the #9 Card... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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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 Jul 14, 2019 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