Monthly Archives: March 2013

1965 Plymouth Sport Fury

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. This is the place to find out about muscle cars you probably never paid attention to or even heard about. We’ll look at rare, limited edition, and even a few unique autos that have significance in the muscle car world. Anything is fair game and rules and limitations are not welcome here.

This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase highlights the 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury. This was a car my family had back in the early 1970s. This was also the first car I learned how to drive. We would be in a rural area with little traffic and if I bugged her enough, my mother would let me get behind the wheel and drive. Decked out in shiny blue paint, chrome trim, and spinner hubcaps, what kid wouldn’t want to learn to drive in such a stylish car? With its 383 Commando engine under the hood, the car had no trouble moving down the Mississippi highways and backroads. Read the rest of this entry

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Tommy’s Favorite Modern General Motors Muscle Cars

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Muscle cars have been a huge interest of mine even before I could legally drive. I can think of so many great memories, particularly from the late 1970’s, where a muscle car was involved. When I was in junior high, I remember a high school girl who owned a gold Trans Am. When she drove through the school parking lot, time would almost stand still as that beautiful car rumbled past. Also, there was nothing like watching “Smokey and the Bandit” outdoors on the huge screen at my aunt’s drive-in movie theater. Seeing that black and gold Special Edition Trans Am roar as it emerged from the back of the Snowman’s trailer still gives me chills. Fast forward 37 years and Trans Ams still capture my attention. So do Camaros, Vettes, and just about any car that wears an SS badge. The following are some of my favorite classic General Motors muscle cars from the last 20 years. Read the rest of this entry