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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Remembering the Mustang II King Cobra

By Brad Bowling The 1974-78 Mustang II series is arguably the most controversial generation in the Mustang’s 50-year history, but most enthusiasts are willing to concede a model or two with a spark of excitement. In hindsight, the downsized II platform did one thing very well; it kept the Mustang name alive at a...

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Phil Bonner 1964 Ford Thunderbolt drag car finally surfaces

1964 Thunderbolt recovery may be the ultimate ‘Barn Find’ Story and photos by Al Rogers On a brisk morning last January, this 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt emerged from 40 years of hiding. It had been stowed untouched for the last two decades in a non-descript barn in northern Georgia. Although the Thunderbolt had been...

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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

Collection of nine cars from 1967-71 includes a Plymouth Superbird, three Chevrolet Yenko models and two Ford Mustangs WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals are holding a live and Web simulcast auction in Lodi, New Jersey, Friday to sell nine rare American muscle cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The sale follows the guilty plea of...


Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

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 owner in 2004. After he quit racing, Rahal ran a chain of car dealerships...

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Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

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 a “Mustang” name plate. Both were designed to measure public perception for a new...


Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

  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 the sinkhole in hopes of recovering the three missing Corvettes, and to unearth the...