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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

2017 North American International Auto Show

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The 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the first major auto show of the new year. The Motor City hosts one of the best shows for muscle car lovers and this year’s event was no exception. The Big Three were well represented and there were a few surprises that caught our attention as well. The temperature outside may have been in the teens but our enthusiasm heated up once we got inside Cobo Hall. There was so much to see and experience during the two-day media preview. Here are some of the great muscle cars we got to see at this year’s show. Read the rest of this entry

TCB Visits The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

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The great thing about the Los Angeles Auto Show is that it marks the beginning of auto show season. We’ve been counting the days to the show and anxious to get up close and personal with some of the hottest new and vintage muscle during media days at this year’s spectacle. This year’s show definitely didn’t disappoint! The Los Angeles Convention Center was abuzz with plenty of fresh muscle from the Big Three and other vendors. With so many great cars on display, there was something for everyone to see at this year’s show. Here are just a few of the great cars that were on display at the 2016 show. 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

Dodge To Debut Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona At Woodward Dream Cruise

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2017 Dodge Challenger T/A (left) and 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona (right)

Mopar lovers showing up at the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit are in for a treat. That’s because Dodge is showing off the newest Challenger and Charger to hit the streets. The new Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona are sure to spark attention for attendees at this year’s cruise. 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

1971 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Sox & Martin Pro Stock Car

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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin Mecum

Here’s an interesting find. Up for bids next month at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction is a 1971 Plymouth Cuda racer. This pro stock Cuda was once a Sox & Martin team drag car. It features a 426 Hemi engine mated to an A833 4-speed manual transmission. It has been restored to 1971 race configuration and even includes Ronnie Sox’s autograph. Other key features of this vintage racer include dual magnetos, Holley 6214 carburetors, and a Weiand tunnel ram intake manifold. Read the rest of this entry