Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tommy’s Favorite Classic General Motors Muscle Cars

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Muscle cars have been a borderline obsession of mine since the late 1970’s. Back then, black Trans Ams reigned supreme since the GTO, Barracuda, and Mustang were long gone or shadows of their former selves. As I grew older, and got even more obsessed with muscle cars, I learned there are so many great cars that have come and gone in the last several decades. Each of these cars has a unique story to tell. It could be about its creators undermining corporate edicts on engine size or sneaking around government regulations for increasing horsepower. The following are some of my favorite classic General Motors muscle cars. Read the rest of this entry

1978 – 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express

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Welcome to the latest edition of Muscle Car Showcase. Here, we look at not just cars, but trucks, SUV’s, and any other vehicles that have become legendary, notorious, and maybe even loathed in the muscle car world. We will also take a look at the rare, forgotten, and just plain overlooked muscle from all eras. There are no rules or limitations on what we will cover.

This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase highlights the 1978 – 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. If you wanted the fastest vehicle in your garage in 1978, you didn’t bring home the Corvette, Trans Am, or even the Porshce 944. No, you brought home a truck called the Dodge Li’l Red Express. With its flashy red paint, twin exhaust stacks, and chrome wheels, this pickup drew a crowd wherever it was driven. Read the rest of this entry

1991 GMC Syclone

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Welcome to the latest edition of Muscle Car Showcase. Here, we check out vehicles that have become legendary, notorious, and maybe even loathed in the muscle car world. We also take a look at the rare, forgotten, and just plain overlooked muscle from all eras. There are no rules or limitations on what we will cover.

This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase highlights the 1991 GMC Syclone. The Syclone stormed (no pun intended) onto the market in limited numbers for the 1991 model year. The Syclone was GMC’s first foray into the muscle truck craze that became popular again in the early 1990’s. In its day, it was the fastest production truck available on the market. Not only did it give its sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS, some stiff competition, it also gave automakers from the other side of the pond a run for their money. Read the rest of this entry