Brick Springhorn and the Tenth Avenue Band
From the comic book Transformers #14 (March 1986). This obvious reference to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is even right on the cover. They meet giant robots that turn into cars. Is it even possible to get more 1980s?
Fun fact: Brick's last name is spelled both "Springhorn" and "Springstern" in the same issue.