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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

1983-1988 Monte Carlo SS

If you were a kid in high school (or college) during the mid-late 1980s - and into fast cars - you probably have a place in your heart for the last...

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...

The Powerful Pleasure: 1979-2002 Celica Supra

Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States back in 1969 - but crosstown rival Toyota wasn't going to sit...

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....

Good Luck Finding Performance Tires for Your Classic Muscle Car

If you own a '60s or '70s-era muscle car, you've probably become aware of an ironic problem: It is virtually impossible to find high-performance tires for these high-performance beasts. The BF Goodrich...
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