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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Stu Monster and the summer of ’86

It was the summer of 1986 - and muscle was cheap. My friend since elementary school, Stuart - whom we all called Stu Monster in tribute to his exploits with beer...

The Beauty of the Burnout

One thing I really like about old muscle cars is the freedom to do a burnout without having to beg a computer for permission first. I got to talking about that the...

Muscle Car Classics of the ’80s… Get ‘Em While You Still Can (Afford ‘Em)

Back around 1980, the now-legendary, much-coveted and Big Bucks muscle cars of the 1960s and early 1970s were just tired old cars; common sights at seedy used car lots - and...

An Early Sunset For Camaro?

I'm not seeing many new Camaros - so I thought I'd check into the numbers. It does not look good. Despite the hype, GM only sold 81,299 Camaros last year, the first full...

Did you know the Japanese built a GTO?

It didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed - or a 389. Instead, it had state-of-art technology, including an available twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC V-6, viscous-coupled all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel-steering and...

Camaro, Challenger and Mustang: Great Cars – But Not Muscle Cars…

The Dodge Challenger, Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang are great performance cars, but they aren't muscle cars. That species is extinct - and there's no bringing them back.  Muscle cars were born...

Track Testing The 2000 Cobra R

(I did this write-up 10 years ago... feels like yesterday!) The last time I got my hands on one of Ford Motor Co.'s competition-only Mustang Cobra R models was back in 1995....

Cadillac Eldorado, 1953–1985

A good name is a good beginning—and when Cadillac decided to christen its ultra- convertible after the mythical "gilded one" of Aztec/Mayan legend, it could not have chosen a more fitting...

Memorable muscle car engines

Classic-era muscle cars were known as much for their engines as their names. A big part of the attraction was popping the hood to reveal the rock star powerplant beneath -...

The Backseat Driver’s Companion….

People who like to drive rarely enjoy being driven - and are often tempted to second-guess the driving of others when not behind the wheel themselves. Usually, it's not a good idea. Here's...
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