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1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt – The Return of a Legend

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When car guys get together and talk cars, you can bet the subject will eventually turn to their favorite car chase movie. Many will say Smokey and the Bandit. Others will say Vanishing Point. Most will say the best car chase ever filmed was in the movie Bullitt. Read the rest of this entry

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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition. For many of us, this car defined the muscle car in the late 1970s. When other manufacturers had reduced their muscle car lineup or quit building them altogether, Pontiac kept the Trans Am alive with several special editions in the late 1970s. The 1977 Trans Am Special Edition was the most popular of all the special editions because of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds’ name may have been on the marquis, but the Trans Am Special Edition was the star of the show. Let’s turn back the clock 40 years and see why the 1977 Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is one of the most sought after muscle cars from the 1970s. Read the rest of this entry

Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival

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Tommy’s Car Blog was on hand during the Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival in Jonesboro, Georgia this past June. The city of Jonesboro teamed up with the Burt Reynolds Institute, Restore a Muscle Car, The Bandit Run, and the Snowman’s Run to host this year’s event. Jonesboro was one of the main filming locations of the movie and a great place to hold the event. There was plenty to see and do including a Burt Reynolds look-a-like contest and a recreation of the bridge jump held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry

The Mystique of the Pontiac GTO – Part 1

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The Pontiac GTO is considered by many to be the car that started the muscle car revolution in the early 1960s. The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac madmen John DeLorean, Russ Gee, and Bill Collins. Their premise was simple — create a budget-friendly muscle car that would appeal to the younger, performance-oriented enthusiast. Their gamble paid off better than they ever imagined. The Pontiac GTO created a firestorm that set the standard for what a muscle car can and should be. During its initial 11-year run, few cars had the mystique, street credibility, and appeal as the Pontiac GTO. 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

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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2005 Dodge Ram SRT10 Cover

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