The All-American Muscle Car

The All-American Muscle Car

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The birth of the muscle car, mid-sized cars with big engines making big horsepower, marked not only a revolution in performancea€”but also a revolution in marketing. For the first time ever, car manufacturers tailored their product to a youth audience. The genre thrived in the 60s and early 70s and was reborn in the 21st century. The All-American Muscle Car celebrates the fifty-year history of the breed through stunning modern and archival photography, and brilliant essays from todaya€™s top muscle-car writers. Organized by themes, its chapters cover the introduction and early years of muscle; the cultural trends that made muscle cars so wildly popular; the pop culture that surrounded the cars in music, film, and television; and racing, both legal and illegal. Great rivalries are detaileda€”Camaro versus Mustang versus Firebird versus Challenger versus a€˜Cuda, GTO versus Road Runner versus Super Bee versus Chevelle SS versus Buick Gran Sport versus Oldsmobile 4-4-2, and the like. The book also explores the illogical extremes at the end of the classic era, the Plymouth Superbirds, GTOJudges, LS6 Chevelles, Hemi a€˜Cudas, W-30 Oldsmobiles, Ram Air IV Pontiacs, Stage I GSX Buicks, and 440/6 Road Runners; the dark years and the death of performance; the rebirth of the muscle car; and the modern interpretations of the breed including the new Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger.... of the rated 375 horsepower when bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. This engine was slipped ... Chryslera#39;s 300 was a full-sized four-door sedan clothed in crisp sheet metal and successfully channeled the glammed-up 1955 C300.

Title:The All-American Muscle Car
Author:Jim Wangers, Colin Comer, Randy Leffingwell, Joe Oldham, David Newhardt, Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher:Motorbooks - 2013-05-26


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