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1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi

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This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase looks back at the 1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi. By 1971, the Hemi had earned its reputation on the street and strip as a fearsome competitor to General Motors’ 455 and Ford’s 427 Cobra Jet. But as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. 1971 represents the end of an era as it would be the last year the Hemi would be found under the hood of the Dodge Charger. Let’s travel back in time and see what makes the 1971 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi such a special car. Read the rest of this entry

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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

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

Tommy’s Car Blog Visits Shelby American

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During a recent trip to Las Vegas, we paid a visit to Shelby American. They recently moved into a central location on the south end of the strip and once we heard about the free factory tour, we knew we had to go and check it out. Read the rest of this entry

1968-1972 Mercury Cyclone

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll travel back in time to when the first 747 took flight, “Planet of the Apes” opens in theaters, and the Intel Corporation is created. Over at the local Mercury dealer, a storm was brewing on the showroom floor. This four-wheeled force of nature threatened to blow away everything in its path. No street or drag strip was safe from its destructive wrath. Come with us as we look back at the 1968-1972 Mercury Cyclone. Read the rest of this entry

2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS

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2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro. Introduced as a concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, this Camaro features retro styling cues fused with modern technology. Its long hood, sculpted fenders, and rear tail lamps are reminiscent of the 1969 model, yet the engine and powertrain are packed with modern-day technology. For those that believed the Camaro died in 2002, this new iteration was welcomed by Camaro enthusiasts everywhere when it was unleashed in April 2009. Once again, this legendary nameplate was roaming the streets and cruising the highways. Read the rest of this entry