Muscle Cars

Muscle Cars: While Uncle Sam had his eye turned to Southeast Asia, the “Big Three” plus AMC and Studebaker had their eyes turned to the race track. Plugging big engines in mid-sized cars and marketing them in bright colors with racy names such as “GTO” and “GTX” and “The Machine” electrified a generation of gear heads that could now buy a fast car out of the box. Find news and feature stories on the hottest big- and small-block-packing muscle machines of the 1960s.


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Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

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Photos by Al Rogers; story by John Gunnell   A racer’s race car: Shelby GT-350 Racer Bobby Rahal won Indy championships in 1986, 1987 and 1992. In 1986, he took the Indy 500. He won there again as a team … More »

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Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

Pre-production 1965 Mustang (Courtesy Ford Motor Co.)

Models, pre-production cars and a lot of trial and error were all part of Ford’s development plan By Bob Fria The two-seat 1962 Mustang concept car and the four-seat 1963 Mustang II concept car were the first Fords to use … More »

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

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  On Feb. 12, a sinkhole collapsed within the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, taking eight prized Corvettes with it. Five were recovered in varying conditions by mid-March. Then, the construction team began the tedious process of removing dirt from … More »

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SEMA Show to feature pair of iconic Camaros

Dick Harrell's 1969 427 Camaro.

There is plenty to get excited about for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — including a pair of iconic Camaros taking center stage. More »

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$3.2 million Corvette a ‘blue chip investment’

Dana Mecum sold this rare L88 1967 Corvette roadster for a record price of $3.2 million. It is one of 20 such cars built, and combined with its documented race history and the emotion behind the sale, bidding went through the roof.

Dana Mecum sold this rare L88 1967 Corvette roadster for a record price of $3.2 million. It is one of 20 such cars built, and combined with its documented race history and the emotion behind the sale, bidding went through the roof. More »

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Mid America Motorworks partners with ‘Corvette Nation’ TV series

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Corvette aftermarket company to sponsor series around America’s sports car Mid America Motorworks will be a Presenting Sponsor for Goin’ Mobile Video Productions’ new, original TV series titled “Corvette Nation.” The Series will be broadcast on Discovery’s Velocity Channel starting … More »

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Original owner’s 1976 Olds 4-4-2 is a lifelong keeper

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This 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 is owned by Clifton Cummins, 53, who ordered the car in March 1976 from the Johnny Kool Oldsmobile dealership in Indianapolis. It was built on April 23, 1976, and Cummins picked it up about three weeks later. More »

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Letter Perfect: New stamps flex their ‘Muscle’

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Need an excuse to mail a letter? The new Muscle Cars postage stamps to go on sale Friday, Feb. 22, celebrate an exciting era in American automotive history. More »

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Second-chance Nova: Funny car had long-lasting impact

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When the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals hosted the unveiling of an original Bill Thomas A/FX Chevy Nova funny car, owner John Tinberg was there. More »

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Car of the Week: 1966 Ford Mustang

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When Scott Meadows brought his 1966 Mustang coupe into Jeff Lilly Restorations in Helote, Texas, the little black 289 V-8-powered “pony” looked like a good “20 footer.” But Jeff Lilly knew better. More »

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