Tag Archives: 1979

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

1978 – 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express

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Welcome to the latest edition of Muscle Car Showcase. Here, we look at not just cars, but trucks, SUV’s, and any other vehicles that have become legendary, notorious, and maybe even loathed in the muscle car world. We will also take a look at the rare, forgotten, and just plain overlooked muscle from all eras. There are no rules or limitations on what we will cover.

This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase highlights the 1978 – 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. If you wanted the fastest vehicle in your garage in 1978, you didn’t bring home the Corvette, Trans Am, or even the Porshce 944. No, you brought home a truck called the Dodge Li’l Red Express. With its flashy red paint, twin exhaust stacks, and chrome wheels, this pickup drew a crowd wherever it was driven. Read the rest of this entry