Dodge announces a new Shakedown Package available for the Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker models. The Challenger and Charger also gets two new paint colors from the past. B5 Blue and Plum Crazy purple are blasts from the past making a comeback.
The Ford Mustang California Special will make a comeback later this year. The package will be available for the Mustang GT coupe and convertible and will feature styling cues that harken back to the original from 1968. Read the rest of this entry
The 1967-1971 Plymouth GTX is the focus of this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. The GTX was Plymouth’s new “supercar” for 1967. Based on the Belvedere, the GTX came standard with big V8 power and a host of other performance features. This intermediate was marketed as a gentleman’s muscle car — no greasy kid stuff here. Plymouth touted the GTX was the most exciting supercar to come out of Detroit in years. Let’s see if this declaration is true. Read the rest of this entry
The 1967-1970 Shelby GT500 is the star in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Hot on the heels of the successful GT350, Shelby unleashed the GT500. It was based on Ford’s redesigned Mustang, which grew a few inches longer and slightly wider in 1967. Shelby’s new creation had its sights set on domination and taking on all contenders, including the mighty Chevrolet Corvette. And it could hold its own against just about anything. Let’s go back in time and see why the Shelby GT500 has become one of the most highly sought after muscle cars ever created. Read the rest of this entry
It’s no surprise the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 set a production-car record lapping around the Grand Course West track at the Virginia International Raceway. After all, it is the most powerful and fastest Corvette ever created. The ZL1 was able to sprint around the 4.1-mile track in 2:37.25. Read the rest of this entry
When car guys get together and talk cars, you can bet the subject will eventually turn to their favorite car chase movie. Many will say Smokey and the Bandit. Others will say Vanishing Point. Most will say the best car chase ever filmed was in the movie Bullitt. Read the rest of this entry
Fifty years ago, movie goers watched Steve McQueen chase a couple of hitmen through the streets of San Francisco in the movie “Bullitt”. McQueen’s Ford Mustang GT eventually runs the bad guys’ Dodge Charger off the road where it crashes into a gas station and explodes in a massive fireball. That nine minute, 42 second car chase is one of the most memorable ever filmed. McQueen may have been the star of the movie but his 1968 Ford Mustang GT took center stage during the chase. Read the rest of this entry