The Ford Motor Company created some of the most memorable muscle cars during the classic muscle car era. Cars like the Mustang, Torino, and Mercury Cougar are some of the most renowned muscle cars from the 1960s. The popular “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” axiom is believed to have been started by a popular Ford dealer, referring to the brand’s dominance at the drag strip and track. And let’s not forget Carroll Shelby’s contribution to Ford. Cars like the Shelby GT350 and GT500 are still some of the most revered muscle ever created. Cars that still command hefty prices when they roll across the Mecum and Barrett-Jackson auction floor. Read the rest of this entry
My appreciation for Mopar muscle started back in the early 1970s. My parents had a blue 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury that I loved to drive when my mother would let me. When I climbed into the driver’s seat, it was a feeling that was hard to describe. You felt like you owned the road and couldn’t wait to get out on the highway. I sure miss that old car and wonder if it is still on the road somewhere. Who knows, maybe some other kid is learning to drive for the first time in that car. I hope he enjoys driving that old Plymouth as much as I did.
With the return of the Charger and the Challenger, Dodge is once again back in the muscle car business. It’s really great to walk up to a magazine stand and seeing all the monthlies featuring muscle car shootouts with Chrysler, Ford and GM. Heck, it’s almost like the 60s all over again. What an exciting time to be a muscle car fan. Here are some of my favorite Mopar muscle cars from that last few years. Read the rest of this entry
It seems my parents always had great vehicles when I was growing up. Mom had several nice coupes and Dad had some really cool pickup trucks. The car that Mom had that stands out in my memory was a 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury. This car was the epitome of style and muscle that was so popular in the 1960s. I believe this was the first car I ever drove. I was just tall enough to see over the steering wheel and reach the pedals. To this day, nothing beats the feeling of driving that car. It was a sad day when my folks sold that old Plymouth. At least I still have the memories.
Now that you know where my love of Mopars originated, I’m going to share a few of my favorite classic Mopar muscle cars. These are some of the greatest muscle cars ever built and have gathered quite a following. Read the rest of this entry
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
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