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1966-1967 Dodge Charger

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The 1966-1967 Dodge Charger is the star car in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. This sleek coupe was born from the 1965 Charger II concept car and released the following year as a production model. The first generation Dodge Charger shares the concept’s distinctive fastback styling, long hood, and short rear deck. Its look is totally unmistakable. And yet, it was fairly practical. Part luxury car, part muscle car, the Dodge Charger was the kind of car for the family man as well as those geared for performance. Let’s see what makes this often overlooked Charger worthy of a second look. Read the rest of this entry

1987 Buick Regal Grand National, Turbo T, and GNX

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The 1987 Buick Regal Grand National, Turbo T, and GNX shine in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. It’s hard to believe there was a time when Buick actually built some incredible muscle cars. 30 years ago, the Grand National, Turbo T, and GNX were three of the fiercest performance cars you could get during the so-called Malaise Era. That might be difficult to contemplate today, but 30 years ago, it was a reality. Let’s look back and see what made the 1987 turbo trifecta from Buick three of the most revered muscle cars of their time. Read the rest of this entry

2016 Ford Focus RS Review and First Drive

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The 2016 Ford Focus RS is the latest addition to the TCB Garage. Ever since the Focus RS was announced last March, we’ve wanted to get behind the wheel of one of these compact titans. With all the hoopla surrounding the car, we wanted to see if it really lived up to the hype. With that in mind, we spent several days putting the Focus RS through its paces on a variety of different road conditions. Everywhere from our daily commute to some winding country back roads. Our mission was to see how the new Focus RS stacked up against other sport compacts such as the Subaru WRX STI. Read the rest of this entry

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

The Ford Mustang Cobra R Phenomena

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The Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R is our featured muscle car in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Developed by Ford’s newly-formed Special Vehicle Team, this snake was a factory-bred, street-legal racer with minimal frills but loaded with plenty of performance equipment. The Cobra R also brought back the factory racer that had been absent from Ford’s lineup for way too long. Quite simply, there was nothing quite like the Cobra R during its three year production run. Read the rest of this entry

2004-2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 2004-2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10. Remember the Dodge Li’l Red Express? That red stepside truck with wood trim and chrome side pipes that Dodge built in the late 1970s. It was the fastest production vehicle in its day and had enough firepower to outgun the Chevrolet Corvette. That was then and this is now. Today, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 is the fastest production truck ever created. It’s held that record for over 12 years and it doesn’t appear to be dethroned anytime soon. And just like the Li’l Red Express, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 is a force to be reckoned with. No other truck out there is quite like it. Read the rest of this entry

2004-2006 Pontiac GTO

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll go back in time a few years and look at the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO. After a 30 year absence, Pontiac brought back the legendary nameplate that sparked the muscle car firestorm in the early 1960s. A car whose three letters were synonymous with performance, style, and attitude. But here’s the question. Would the new GTO stir the souls of a new generation like it did three decades ago? Let’s find out! Read the rest of this entry