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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

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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is the center of attention in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Beaten to the punch, late for the party, and right place at the wrong time are just a few expressions that define the Challenger’s entry into the fiercely competitive pony car market. It arrived five years after the Mustang’s introduction and was released at a time when the muscle car was coming under fire by Uncle Sam and the insurance companies. The 1970 Challenger was Dodge’s way of giving both entities the middle finger and coming out with its own pony car anyway. Let’s take a look and see what makes the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T such an iconic muscle car. Read the rest of this entry

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is our featured powerhouse. Ask just about any muscle car aficionado his favorite muscle cars and chances are, the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS ranks high on that list. In fact, many Chevrolet enthusiasts and collectors consider this car to be the marque’s zenith in terms of performance, styling, and horsepower. Stay with us as we look back at one of the most iconic muscle cars ever created. Read the rest of this entry

1970-1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

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The 1970-1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is the star of this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. For 1970, the ‘Cuda was all-new. The ‘Cuda’s pretty boy looks and fastback styling from the 1960s were now gone. In its place was a combatant with a more aggressive design and features, ready to take on what the Camaro SS 396 and Mustang Boss 429 could dish out. The 1970-1971 Hemi ‘Cuda was also no longer overshadowed by its crosstown rivals. Its time was now and it was out to make a name for itself.  Read the rest of this entry

Tommy’s Favorite Classic Ford Muscle Cars

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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

Million Dollar Mopars at Mecum Kissimmee Auction

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Tommy’s Car Blog was on hand at this year’s Mecum Kissimmee auction. With all the million dollar Mopars being auctioned, we had to go and see this monumental collection in person. We definitely were not disappointed. These cars are some of the most sought after by collectors and it’s rare to see them all at one time under the same roof. Read the rest of this entry

1968-1970 Dodge Charger Buyer’s Guide

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The 1968-1970 Dodge Charger is considered by many Mopar aficionados to be the Charger’s most popular model years. These three years mark the second generation of this classic B-body hardtop. The fastback styling from previous years is axed and is replaced with a sleeker “coke bottle” shape. Read the rest of this entry