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The 2018 COPO Camaro Is The Latest Factory Racer From Chevrolet

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The latest edition of Chevy’s COPO Camaro was revealed last week at a ceremony at Hot Wheels headquarters. For 2018, the COPO Camaro comes with a twist. Get ready for a Hot Wheels appearance package that will be available for a select few lucky buyers.  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

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

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

2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Drops Its Top

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Keep an eye out for the 2018 Ford Mustang convertible at your local car show. That’s because Ford is taking the new Mustang convertible on tour to 50 regional car shows across the U.S. What a great way to show off the latest Mustang convertible to the masses! 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 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