In my case I needed a car after graduating college, starting my first job, and no ordinary car would do. After a lengthy search, I spotted a black '78 Trans Am with gold hood decal sitting in a local dealer's used car lot surrounded by several other hot Firebirds, Formulas, and TAs right off a busy street. A banner hung overhead with the words "Trans Am Alley." I was hooked and there was no cure for the fever that struck me. I drove the car home that night. What's your story???