Monday, January 16, 2017
Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

The Almost Muscle Car: Chevy Monza, 1975-1980

The '70s (and early '80s) were Weird Years for the car industry. The muscle car era of the '60s was fading fast, but the fumes still lingered… what would come next?...

Neglected Maintenance 101: Brake Work

There is a reason why Jay Leno has a crew of guys to take care of his fleet of classic cars - and yeah, it's because he can afford to pay...

Race Cars are Doomed… Because Uncle

Uncle does not want you to modify your car. Even if it never gets driven on the street. This is new. But first, some background. Uncle - as manifested by the Environmental Protection Agency -...

Cadillac Eldorado, 1953–1985

A good name is a good beginning—and when Cadillac decided to christen its ultra- convertible after the mythical "gilded one" of Aztec/Mayan legend, it could not have chosen a more fitting...

Roadrunner with Richmond 6 Speed Transmission

A good friend of my father's has a modified Roadrunner with a 440.  For performance and improved gas mileage he has a Richmond six speed (ROD).  He has had it for...

The New vs. The Old

I got into a debate the other day with a reader about the future of the car hobby; about whether today’s cars are fundamentally disposable appliances that work great for a...

Manual Transmissions: Tomorrow’s 8-Tracks?

There are two things pushing the manual transmission off the stage - or at least, off to the sidelines: First, there is government pressure - lots of it - that's got the...

Neglected Maintenance 101

Had it really been ten years? No, longer than that. I leafed through the maintenance log I keep for my '76 Trans-Am (I have one for all my vehicles; it's the only way...

Muscle Cars Were Slow… II

About two weeks ago, I got a new (2016) Mustang GT to test drive. 435 hp. This is a mass-produced, docile, AC-equipped street car with a dead-calm idle. Anything from back...

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...
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