1964 GTO vs. 1969 Hurst Olds

1964 GTO vs 1969 Hurst Olds

A 1964 GTO goes against a 1969 Hurst Oldsat the drag strip.

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Hemmings 1969 Corvette L88 vs. 1970 Hemi Cuda

Hemmings 1969 Corvette L88 vs. 1970 Hemi Cuda

A Hemmings 1969 Corvette L88 goes against a 1970 Hemi Cuda in a drag race that has a nail-biting finish!

Scroll ahead to the :33 mark to get right to the race.

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United States Postal Service issues Muscle Cars on Forever stamps

The United States Postal Service is celebrating five iconic muscle cars by honoring their history on Forever stamps. Enthusiasts can expect to see the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1967 Shelby GT500, 1970 Chevelle SS and the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda.

The USPS website said that artist Tom Fritz based his artwork on photographs of the cars and used bright-colored paints to “capture the emotive quality of the vehicles.”

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Classic American Muscle holds value over time

Muscle Car enthusiasts cherish their classic rides for a variety of reasons, and one report shows that holding on to history may be very valuable if the right steps are taken to preserve certain makes and models.

Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Total Car Score told the New York Daily News, “We’re seeing a general rise in auction and listing prices of classic muscle cars as market interest in these models picks up. Rare older models, in original or properly restored condition, are increasing in value even as the general economy continues to struggle. AT the same time, the capability of modern muscle cars has skyrocketed over the past 12 years.”

Total Car Score released their list of the Top 10 classic muscle cars, with the #1 spot going to the 1969 Camaro Zl1.

Check out this list provided by the New York Daily News. Do you own any of these?

 

1. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 $425,000
2. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda $425,000
3. 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger Daytona $400,000
4. 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang $220,000
5. 1968 Ford Mustang GT500KR $130,000
6. 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV $80,000
7. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 $75,000
8. 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 $75,000
9. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD455 $75,000
10. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 $35,000

 

 

 

Modern-day Dodge Dart suprs debate among enthusiasts

Has an American classic become a modern-day catastrophe?

The Dodge Dart was once remembered as one of America’s favorite muscle cars. Just looking at profiles, videos and groups on www.mypowerblock.com, we see several PowerBlock fans who have taken pleasure in the great classic.

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Today, is seems like the Dart has disappointed fans of the American favorite. In a review by MSN Autos, the Dodge Dart is going after a market to compete with compact sedans.

For the automotive purist, this has been heart-breaking news, but a review from Edmunds suggests there is still plenty of true-to-form Dodge flavor sprinkled through to make the Dart fit in, yet stand out.

Producing 160 horses with 184 pound-feet of torque, the vehicle delivers one of the fastest 0-60 times in its class, Edmunds.com says. And different trims offer additional features that help the Dart pack a (little) punch.

For instance, the R/T model produces more than 180 HP on a 2.4-liter engine and comes with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic (not a dual clutch).

Of course, new federal safety and emissions standards likely played a role in the Dart’s new design and purpose. Going forward, it’s hard to say what the future of true American muscle is facing in the next 5-10 years.

The new Dart comes in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T, with package offerings ranging in price from $16K to easily over $20K. But if a PowerBlock fan happened to get his (or her) hands on one of these, we could probably predict that he/she wouldn’t drive a completely stock Dart …

And, if you find yourself missing the traditional Dart, head on over to www.mypowerblock.com to check out more videos and pictures from others. Feel free to add your own, too!

 

 

The Chrysler SRT Tour: American Muscle, Performance and Luxury hit the road

On July 6, four drivers will be going on a road trip to show off the best of Chrysler’s Street Racing Technology (SRT) division by traveling to 30 locations across the United States.

The vehicles going on tour are the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. They’ll leave from the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Pennsylvania and traveling across the East coast, then headed west.

According to the Drivesrt.com, they’re “going to roll with special guests and famous names, put out some challenges, rack up some miles on SRT machines and keep you in on all the action.”

Last year, the SRT tour traveled more than 18,000 miles, went to 30 states and visited 40 local club events and cruise nights, the site says.

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