JT  Dec 26 2008 - 5:17pm   

Thanks to ND4SPD86 (and thanks to Jason444 for giving away a few free copies that he found of the 1991 Firebird Sales Brochure to our users) for submitting a copy of the 1991 Firebird Sales Brochure to add to our Media section!

JT  Nov 18 2008 - 1:17am   

John okfoz has just released a new, and improved, T-shirt design for ThirdGen.org!

Scott Moyer, who created ThirdGen.org's last T-shirt design, worked with John to design a T-shirt that incorporated the comments and suggestions from members in order to give them what they wanted.

Members asked for a more "stock" in appearance Third Generation Camaro and Firebird. In addition, members asked for a T-shirt without vendor logos. John took those suggestions and came up with a new design:

If you are interested in ordering a T-shirt, please see the following thread:
ThirdGen.org T-Shirt

Please note that you must be a registered member in order to view and order the ThirdGen.org T-shirt.

Thank-you, John and Scott!


JT  Oct 19 2008 - 4:33pm   

Thanks to member daferris who supplied us with a copy of the 1988 Chevrolet Camaro Sales brochure

Thanks for your contribution.

JT  Oct 4 2008 - 2:50pm   

The following material was added to ThirdGen.org over the past several weeks and months but had not been published under our News section - until now.

Thanks to member Phil Hess for sending in more factory brouchures, such as the 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Brochure

Thanks to member Nightcruzer for providing us with several old magazine articles:

Gale Force Popular Hot Rodding June 1994

Red with Rage GM High Tech Performance January 1999

Progressive Roc Popular Hot Rodding April 1994

Poncho Powered Poncho Hot Rod February 2000

Trackside Tuneup GM High Tech Performance January 1999

15 Week Wonder Part1 Hot Rod November 1998

15 Week Wonder Part2 Hot Rod December 1998

Thanks to member black89ws6 for providing the following article:
TPI 101 Hot Rod June 2000

Finally, for now, thanks to member MadMax for providing the following article:
Great F-spectations Car Craft February 1992

JT  Sep 1 2008 - 4:37pm   

This upcoming Thursday (09/04/08) at 10:00 AM Central Time, ThirdGen.org will be offline for maintenance. This maintenance will result in the forums not being available during this time period. This downtime is, hopefully, estimated to only last approximately 10 minutes.


JT  Mar 12 2008 - 2:58pm   

This Thursday, 03/13/08, ThirdGen.Org will perform a planned maintenance that will result in a short downtime of an approximately 1-2 hours.

This planned maintenance is scheduled to occur around 1:00PM-3:00PM Central Time.


JT  Feb 11 2008 - 1:57am   

Member phess11 sent us another magazine article to add to TGO's Magazine Articles collection:

Present at the Creation - Car and Driver - June 1983

Thanks for your contribution!

JT  Jan 8 2008 - 7:40pm   

As some of you may already know, ThirdGen.org moderator and member Scott worked to get Third Generation Firebird and Camaro enthusiasts a T-shirt design. The members who pre-ordered their T-shirts should have already received them, as the T-shirts have already been printed and shipped to those who pre-ordered and paid for them.

For those who still wish to get in on this, Scott has the following T-shirt sizes available, and they are ready to ship:
1 - Small
11 - Large
11 - XL
2 - 3XL

If you're interested, please see the following announcement for further information:

UPDATE: These T-Shirts are now SOLD OUT!

JT  Jan 8 2008 - 7:22pm   

Thanks to moderator Kevin91Z, we have added an old TPI article from GM High Performance: Waiting To Inhale.

JT  Nov 28 2007 - 9:08pm   

Dear ThirdGen.Org Members,

I would like to officially announce, and inform you, that ThirdGen.org ("TGO") has been acquired by Internet Brands, Inc., which operates leading automotive web sites such as CarsDirect.com, GreenHybrid.com, NewCarTestDrive and Wikicars.com. We actually would have announced earlier (I know there's been a lot of speculation), but Internet Brands has been keeping its recent acquisitions quiet until the company filed to go public last month.

To give you an idea as to how large and involved Internet Brands is, Internet Brands recently acquired vBulletin, which is the software that we (and thousands of other websites) use to provide our forums. Internet Brands also acquired a few other GM enthusiast websites such as CorvetteForum.com and LS1Tech.com.

Internet Brands has informed me that their plan is to continue to maintain TGO as a stand-alone site, while leveraging Internet Brands’ technology and content resources where they can enhance the site. There are no changes planned for TGO at this point, other than having recently moved to bigger, faster servers.

One benefit to having Internet Brands acquire TGO is that Internet Brands has the software, hardware and other resources available to allow TGO to continue to grow and develop, all while ensuring that TGO's website continues to perform and operate as smoothly as possible. For example, the search function on the forums hasn't worked well recently, and Internet Brands is working to improve that custom code as soon as possible.

I will continue to play an active, and large, role in the club and in the growth of the website. I will still continue to be available to you and will continue to help in all areas that I can, as I have been doing so for the past few years.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. There is a FAQ about the acquisition below, and we’ll be discussing the topic on the message boards. Also, beyond any questions you might have, I'd enjoy hearing any ideas you might have for how to better serve the TGO community going forward.

TGO Administrator


Q: Why did Internet Brands buy TGO?
Internet Brands’ mission is to empower consumers to make better decisions about buying and maintaining their most important purchases, such as cars and homes. TGO’s users offer outstanding advice and support for Third Gen (1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird) owners and shoppers, newbies and veterans alike, which should be a very good fit with the rest of the Internet Brands Automotive sites.

Q: Will TGO become part of another Internet Brand site?
A: Internet Brands plans to keep TGO a separate, thriving site and to continue expanding its content, community and traffic.

Q: Are current staff members going to continue at TGO?
A: Yes. Current staff members (Administrators and Moderators) will continue their current level of involvement on the site and in the community. However, the Xoxide staff - Jason(Xoxide) and Dave(Xoxide) - will no longer be involved with TGO or the website.

Q: What changes can we expect to see on TGO?
A: It's hard to predict far into the future, but for the time being, TGO will remain essentially unchanged. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The main near-term addition you’ll probably notice is that Internet Brands will figure out with staff members the most logical places to put links to relevant content on other IB Automotive sites. Beyond that, Internet Brands plans to brainstorm with the administrators and moderators of TGO about improvements that would make the site more useful.

Q: Will TGO have an off-topic/lounge forum?
A: At this time, we do not plan to change our policy in regard to ThirdGen.org being a tech-only website. For much of ThirdGen.org's existence, ThirdGen.org has been focused on being a technical resource for the ThirdGen Camaro and Firebird without having an off-topic/lounge section. Many people have come to know ThirdGen.org as being the leading technical resource for 1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

Q: How will the acquisition help TGO?
A: The main benefit will be having more infrastructure and technology resources behind the site. Better servers and hardware will mean better performance for the site and administrator tools. And more technology resources will mean faster bug-fixes, quicker turnaround on site changes and more frequent updates in site software, like vBulletin or photo-posting applications.

Q: Will my TGO log-in or password change?
A: No you will still access TGO as you always have.

ThirdGen.org Acquired by Internet Brands


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