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  • 7 best American muscle cars of all time

    01/01/2014 12:12:58 PM PST · by virgil283 · 131 replies
    bankrate.com ^ | By Russ Heaps
    "How did muscle-car madness start?...Some enthusiasts trace the history of muscle cars to the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. But the heyday of this genre ran from 1965 to 1970 before collapsing under the weight of higher gas prices, more stringent exhaust emissions regulations and soaring insurance costs. What is a muscle car? There isn't a settled definition, but most experts agree it's a smaller, two-door car powered by a high-displacement engine typically found in a larger, full-size sedan. Here's our list in model-year order.....1967 Pontiac GTO...1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi...1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429...1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1...1970 Buick GSX Stage...
  • The Air Force’s New Weapons – The Dodge Vapor and the Ford Mustang X-1

    04/26/2010 4:30:07 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 4 replies · 674+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 4-26-10 | Duane Lester
    As a former sailor, I like to give the "Chair" Force a hard time, mainly because that's what folks in the military do between branches. But in this case, I can't say anything. The missile watchers have two very cool new weapons in their arsenal, the Dodge "Vapor" and the Mustang X-1. Ok, it's not a weapon so much as a recruitment tool, but it's still cool: The Challenger Vapor features radar-absorbing stealth-black paint, not unlike what is used to mask stealth bombers. The Vapor is set to run almost silently, thanks to “stealth exhaust” – whatever that means. Reminds...
  • When cars were cool [Chevy]

    08/02/2009 5:52:19 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 197 replies · 7,067+ views
    Bits & Pieces ^ | August 2 2009 | unknown
    Each August, Chevrolet Outdoor Billboards line Woodward Ave in Detroit for Cruise Weekend. These billboards feature classic Chevrolet muscle cars & great tag lines!
  • Massive Secret Mustang Junkyard found in Rhode Island Forest

    12/06/2008 2:46:38 PM PST · by taildragger · 59 replies · 5,311+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 12/5/2008 | Andrew Didorosi
    Imagine a secret junkyard frozen in time somewhere around the 70's with every bit of vintage hardware stretching for hundreds of acres. Classic Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillacs, Hemis; you name it, it's here. But not for long: The law man's saying to crush 'em. Massive mega-gallery below along with the location and what you can do to save them.
  • Tysons Corner VA Classic Car SHow/ Benefits Fisher House! SAT 10/11

    10/10/2008 8:29:54 PM PDT · by TysonsCarShow · 1 replies · 433+ views
    Private | 10/10/2008 | Tysons COrner Car Show
    American Classic Car Show to benefit the Fisher House will be at Tysons Corner at the Wachovia Bank Tower 1753 Pinnacle Drive, McLean, VA. Muscle cars, classic cars,food,games and fun 12 NOON until 4PM.From 123 South, turn Right on International Drive,Left on Greensboro Drive,left on Pinnacle follow the signs to Wachovia Bank Tower.
  • End of an Era?(days of powerful, fuel-thirsty cars may soon be long gone)

    02/13/2008 5:29:12 PM PST · by RDTF · 1 replies · 84+ views
    msn ^ | Feb 13, 2008 | Lawrence Ulrich
    With new rules and revised CAFE standards, the days of powerful, fuel-thirsty cars may soon be long gone There's only one thing to say about a Corvette that can top 200 mph, or a Cadillac sedan that makes the muscle cars of the '60s seem like a bunch of wimps: Enjoy it while it lasts. This golden age of horsepower may be coming to an end, at least in the gas-guzzling manner to which we've become accustomed. -snip- New rules will force the car kings to shift their focus. Revised CAFE standards require automakers to raise the average mileage of...
  • Tougher Emissions Regulations Could Bring End to Muscle Cars, Says GM

    12/20/2007 5:28:55 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 72 replies · 125+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 12-20-07 | Associated Press
    DETROIT — When General Motors Corp. pulls the cover off a new supercharged version of the Corvette at the Detroit auto show next month, it will unveil a performance car designed to rival or better even the fastest, most expensive exotic cars from Europe. But the Corvette's chief engineer says the 2009 Corvette ZR1 may be the last in a long tradition of Detroit performance cars, endangered by stronger federal fuel economy regulations and limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The 20 Rarest Muscle Cars ~ Feb 26, 2007

    02/25/2007 5:52:25 PM PST · by StarCMC · 505 replies · 11,878+ views
    Linked in thread
        The 20 Rarest Muscle Cars Among muscle cars, there always were a few that, for whatever reason were a little more rare than others. This list shows the rarest factory built production muscle cars. These are cars that ANY buyer could walk into ANY dealer and conceivably order. One off cars for company executives, dealer modified cars (Yenkos, Baldwin-Motion, etc.) and purpose built race cars (427 Cobras) are not included. Cars are ranked by total built by year, model, body style, and engine. Transmission breakouts are also shown, if known. Further breakdowns (by color, options, accessory) are...
  • FReeper Canteen~Motorhead Wednesday;Chevy Chevelle~June 27, 2006

    06/27/2006 5:59:06 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 636 replies · 4,919+ views
    Linked In Thread | Thank You Troops!
    Chevrolet Chevelle History1964-1973 Introduction: The Chevrolet Chevelle SS represented Chevrolet's entry into the hot midsize muscle car battle. The Chevelle SS was the high performance version of Chevrolet's Chevelle, and had its own line of engines and performance equipment. At first caught napping with just a 327 V8, the Chevelle SS would soon sport powerful 396 V8s and eventually the most powerful rated engine in muscle car history, the LS6 454 in 1970. The Chevelle, along with the Pontiac GTO, remains one of the most popular cars from this era and with good reason. Its strong performance at a...
  • WEEK 22 - Olney, MD, 5-27-06: Operation Infinite FReep, FReep is "Da Bomb"

    05/28/2006 6:14:26 PM PDT · by trooprally · 34 replies · 2,280+ views
    May 28,2006 | trooprally
    This week was one of the most exciting that we've had. WARNING: There is a lot of excellent stuff in this thread, so be sure you have the time to enjoy it. A great group of FReepers made it so. Just last Tuesday the Olney FReep had only two Freepers who planned to attend Saturday. A call for 'boots on the corner' went out and was answered by dedicated FReepers. They came from all over the East Coast. They took time out from their vacation to attend. 10 FReepers gathered this week in Olney. There were three regulars, Lurker Bill...
  • Pining for the good old days of big muscle, stylish steel

    03/14/2006 2:43:41 PM PST · by rhema · 39 replies · 909+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2006 | Mark Yost
    If you want to see what's really wrong with America, go to the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul International Auto Show. We don't drive cars anymore. We drive jellybeans. Black ones. That leave a bad taste in your mouth. The Official Show Vehicle is the Dodge Caliber, which replaced the Neon (need I say more?). You'd think the show organizers could have picked something a little more exciting to showcase. Like the Ford Shelby GT500. A nod to the Shelby Mustangs of the late 1960s, this baby has a 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 engine that cranks out 450 horsepower. Or the...
  • NYPD Adds Dodge Muscle Car to Its Fleet

    02/10/2006 4:26:50 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 64 replies · 1,412+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Feb 9, 6:48 PM ET | TOM HAYS
    The New York Police Department is adding some muscle to its car fleet: the 2006 Dodge Charger, whose 1969 model is best remembered for outrunning a hapless sheriff in "The Dukes of Hazzard." The department plans to buy 15 police versions of the car for a pilot program that will begin this summer, officials said Thursday. In a recent analysis by Michigan State Police, Chargers equipped with a V-8 engine had the quickest acceleration (6.52 seconds to 60 mph) and fastest lap time (150 mph) of any police vehicle tested.
  • Muscle Cars Make Comeback at Detroit Show

    01/08/2006 1:36:56 PM PST · by NCjim · 123 replies · 2,637+ views
    AP ^ | January 8, 2006 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    Automakers will be flexing some muscle at this year's North American International Auto Show, with a slew of performance cars that harken back to the V-8-charged glory days of the 1960s and early '70s. On Sunday, the first day of media previews, Ford Motor Co. planned to introduce the Ford Shelby GT500, a souped-up Mustang, and Chrysler Group planned to unveil the Dodge Challenger concept, a revamp of its 1970 model. Later in the show, General Motors Corp. will take the wraps off its Chevrolet Camaro concept. Lamborghini is joining in, bringing out the Miura concept, an update of the...
  • Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger concepts being readied for '06 Detroit Auto Show

    08/05/2005 7:16:52 AM PDT · by Range Rover · 90 replies · 10,426+ views
    Edmunds Inside Line is reporting that Chevrolet and Dodge are headed for an RWD concept-car showdown at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, with Chevy unveiling a new Camaro prototype and Dodge introducing a two-door Challenger concept. Both companies, it’s said, are evaluating potential entries to compete with Ford’s new Mustang — though any new model from either company likely won’t likely appear before 2008 for Dodge, and 2009 for Chevrolet. The Camaro concept, unfortunately, won’t likely get any cues from California artist Chris Horton’s Camaro concept .
  • Pontiac GTO again flexes its muscles

    05/02/2005 4:25:19 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 133 replies · 4,500+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | DAN JEDLICKA AUTO WRITER
    Critics of last year's reborn Pontiac GTO coupe disliked the car because it didn't look rakish, as did most versions of the iconic 1960s GTO muscle car. But the 2005 GTO looks sportier, with such things as new hood scoops, and its more potent 400-horsepower V-8 makes it the fastest GTO ever. No wonder GTO sales in the first quarter of this year were up 81 percent over the same year-ago period, with 3,261 units sold. Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson said the GTO is "red hot in Southern California, which isn't exactly one of our biggest markets. Los Angeles is...
  • "Vanishing Point" Remake Debuts on DVD March 8, 2005 (vanity)

    01/31/2005 3:40:50 PM PST · by karnage · 57 replies · 1,200+ views
    DVD Planet website | 01/31/05 | Charles Robert Carner
    I remade "Vanishing Point" before I became a Freeper, but its conservative politics are worn proudly. Those of you who saw it when it aired on the Fox network should weigh in with your comments. I look forward to hearing from everyone else when the DVD hits the street March 8th.
  • Vanity Muscle Cars on History Channel....

    10/11/2004 4:03:09 PM PDT · by dakine · 3 replies · 224+ views
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  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-04,05-03....Week in Review

    10/04/2003 6:07:36 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 178 replies · 317+ views
    Mama_Bear
    <p>Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.</p>
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-01-03....Muscle Car Mania!

    10/01/2003 1:29:24 AM PDT · by dansangel · 234 replies · 10,453+ views
    dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...