The 2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special convertible is the latest addition to the TCB Garage. This modern day interpretation is a throwback to the original that first appeared way back in 1968. Fast forward to 2016 and the concept is pretty much the same. Except this time around, you can get the California Special as a coupe or convertible. We couldn’t wait to drop the top and put in some drive time to see what makes the California Special so…umm…special. Read the rest of this entry
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 GT and GXP. For the first time in more than 20 years, Pontiac finally had a true muscle car sedan. The G8 GXP was also the most powerful muscle car Pontiac ever built. And it couldn’t have come along at a better time. Pontiac definitely needed a shot of adrenaline in its lineup. With the demise of the Firebird and the GTO, the G8 filled the void quite nicely with its aggressive styling and track-ready performance. Read the rest of this entry
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 1968-1969 Ford Torino. The Torino was all-new for 1968 and dubbed as “Ford’s newest bright idea”. Born from the Fairlane, this intermediate muscle machine came in a variety of body styles and with enough engine choices to satisfy just about any buyer. If you wanted an alternative to the GTO and Road Runner, the Torino was the car to check out. Read the rest of this entry
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro. Introduced as a concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, this Camaro features retro styling cues fused with modern technology. Its long hood, sculpted fenders, and rear tail lamps are reminiscent of the 1969 model, yet the engine and powertrain are packed with modern-day technology. For those that believed the Camaro died in 2002, this new iteration was welcomed by Camaro enthusiasts everywhere when it was unleashed in April 2009. Once again, this legendary nameplate was roaming the streets and cruising the highways. Read the rest of this entry
The suits in Dearborn were not happy. Across town, John DeLorean and his cronies had started a phenomenon a couple years earlier that had taken over America like wildfire. This sensation, known as the GTO, had turned Pontiac from a maker of mediocre automobiles into a performance powerhouse. Now Ford wanted to get in on the action. The Blue Oval guys packed a 390-cubic-inch V8 into a Fairlane, added racing stripes, and served it up as a hardtop or convertible. Dubbed the GT, this version of the Fairlane had what it needed to go tiger hunting. But did it pack enough ammo? Let’s find out.
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane GT. Created out of rivalry, Ford’s answer to the Goat sported many performance oriented goodies such as bucket seats and console mounted gear shifter. Interestingly enough, Ford even promoted the Fairlane GT as a family car. Read the rest of this entry