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1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi

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This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase looks back at the 1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi. By 1971, the Hemi had earned its reputation on the street and strip as a fearsome competitor to General Motors’ 455 and Ford’s 427 Cobra Jet. But as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. 1971 represents the end of an era as it would be the last year the Hemi would be found under the hood of the Dodge Charger. Let’s travel back in time and see what makes the 1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi such a special car. Read the rest of this entry

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Cadillac Celebrates Milestone With the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition

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Cadillac celebrates its 115th birthday by creating the CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition. This special edition is limited to 115 units and features a unique smoky gray paint color, 19-inch alloy wheels with Midnight Silver pockets, and a carbon fiber front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser. Read the rest of this entry

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition. For many of us, this car defined the muscle car in the late 1970s. When other manufacturers had reduced their muscle car lineup or quit building them altogether, Pontiac kept the Trans Am alive with several special editions in the late 1970s. The 1977 Trans Am Special Edition was the most popular of all the special editions because of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds’ name may have been on the marquis, but the Trans Am Special Edition was the star of the show. Let’s turn back the clock 40 years and see why the 1977 Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is one of the most sought after muscle cars from the 1970s. Read the rest of this entry

2018 Ford Mustang GT Is The Fastest GT Ever

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The 2018 Ford Mustang GT and Mustang EcoBoost hit the streets with more horsepower, more torque, and a new secret weapon at its disposal. Ford is ready to lay the smackdown on the competition for 2018. Read the rest of this entry

Fifty Years of the Chevrolet Camaro

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Fifty years ago, Chevrolet introduced a car that would become one of the most revered vehicles in its sports car lineup. Code named XP-836, the Camaro was Chevrolet’s contender in what would become one of the hottest segments in the automotive industry. The Camaro was Chevrolet’s entry into the pony car market that was wildly popular in the 1960s. It’s been said the word Camaro is derived from the French language meaning friend or comrade. That’s a pretty fitting way to describe a car that’s been a companion with many of us for half a century. Let’s turn back the clock and look back at 50 years of classic Camaros. Read the rest of this entry

Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival

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Tommy’s Car Blog was on hand during the Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival in Jonesboro, Georgia this past June. The city of Jonesboro teamed up with the Burt Reynolds Institute, Restore a Muscle Car, The Bandit Run, and the Snowman’s Run to host this year’s event. Jonesboro was one of the main filming locations of the movie and a great place to hold the event. There was plenty to see and do including a Burt Reynolds look-a-like contest and a recreation of the bridge jump held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry

Chevrolet Prices the Camaro ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package

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Pricing has finally been announced for the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package. The package cost is $7,500, which brings the price of the ZL1 1LE to $69,995. Read the rest of this entry