Category Archives: Muscle Car Time Machine

1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge TCB #2 (640x332)In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll turn back the clock to 1969. A time when the Concorde made its first trial flight, Richard Nixon is inaugurated as President, and Mario Andretti wins the Indianapolis 500. 1969 was also a time when budget muscle cars were gaining in popularity. One of the most popular of these was the Pontiac GTO Judge. A flashy street fighter with all the performance features a driver could want without breaking the bank. Go back in time with us as we explore the 1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge. Read the rest of this entry

The Year 1973

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Time Machine, we turn the clock back to the year 1973. This is the year the Sears Tower opens in Chicago, Pink Floyd releases their “Dark Side of the Moon” opus, and OPEC’s oil embargo cause gas shortages in the United States. In the automotive world, General Motors introduces new Colonnade styling on their A-bodies, Chrysler’s fuselage design makes one last appearance, and it’s the final year of Ford’s first generation Mustang. 1973 is also the year all manufacturers had to install bumpers capable of withstanding crashes of 5 mph in the front and 2.5 mph in the rear. Welcome to the beginning of the Malaise Era. This is the point in history where smog and noise regulations killed the performance car and nameplates like the Pinto and Vega thrived. By now, the GTO, Charger, and Torino were merely shadows of their former selves. Read the rest of this entry

The Year 1964

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The Year 1964

In this edition of the Muscle Car Time Machine, we turn the clock back to the year 1964. This is the year Beatlemania takes over America, the Rolling Stones release their first record, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane makes its maiden flight. This is also a monumental year in muscle car history. This is the year Pontiac debuts the infamous GTO and Ford introduces the legendary Mustang. Both of these cars shattered sales expectations and created a frenzy for these two automotive icons that still exists today. Read the rest of this entry

1970 Pontiac GTO Super Bowl Commercial

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Welcome to the first edition of the Muscle Car Time Machine. Our goal is to tell stories about muscle cars you may not have ever heard and tie them into interesting events in American history. We will look at the people, places, and things that gave rise to the golden age of the muscle car. So dig out those Steppenwolf and Rolling Stones 8-tracks and sit back and enjoy the trip. We promise it will be a wild ride! Read the rest of this entry