Motor City Muscle: The High-Powered History of the American Musclecar [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the high-performance tale of what was undoubtedly the fastest, loosest era in automotive history. Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, America’s carmakers fought an unbridled war for street supremacy. The warriors ranged from light and agile Z/28 Camaros and Boss 302 Mustangs to big-block brutes like the 440 Road Runner and Stage I 455 Buick GS. A few of these boulevard brawlers were closing on 500 horsepower before the insurance lobby, Ralph Nader, OPEC, and various ...

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Motor City Muscle: The High-Powered History of the American Musclecar

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Overview

This is the high-performance tale of what was undoubtedly the fastest, loosest era in automotive history. Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, America’s carmakers fought an unbridled war for street supremacy. The warriors ranged from light and agile Z/28 Camaros and Boss 302 Mustangs to big-block brutes like the 440 Road Runner and Stage I 455 Buick GS. A few of these boulevard brawlers were closing on 500 horsepower before the insurance lobby, Ralph Nader, OPEC, and various governmental agencies conspired to stop the madness.

 

Muscle cars all but disappeared by 1974, with only a few anemic models soldiering through the 1980s. But by the 1990s, thanks to vastly improved engine technology, muscle cars were back with a vengeance. Motor City Muscle traces the full history right up to today’s new Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610597920
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / History
  • Sales rank: 1,353,663
  • File size: 147 MB
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Meet the Author

Automotive writer and photographer Mike Mueller has held staff positions with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. He has worked as a freelance motor journalist since 1991. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written and contributed to more than 50 automotive books, including Motorbooks’ The Complete Book of Corvette and The Complete Book of Mustang. He resides in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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    Posted April 18, 2014

    Cars

    Cars are so good but when it comes to performance its a high quality. So a barracuda mustang grand-torino challenger charger chevy drifter cars ford cobra cougers ect. These cars are extremly well when raceing drifting and show but still quality is a great part of cars so if there is know quality in the car what is the point of buying the car any way if ut doesnt do the job.

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