The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars: Yenko, Shelby, Baldwin Motion, Grand Spaulding, and More
The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars: Yenko,
2017 Gold Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! Uncover the captivating history of the highest-performace cars in America, illustrated with beautiful photography.The American muscle car began not in the factories of the big three automakers, but in the garages and dealerships of a hot-rod subculture bent on making the hottest, highest-performance cars on the street. The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars catalogs these amazing cars, along with the builders who unleashed them on the American scene. From Michigan's Royal Pontiac dealership and the souped-up Royal Pontiac Bobcats they built and sold, to the new cars from such fabled names as Carroll Shelby, Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge, Nickey Chevrolet, Don Yenko, George Hurst, Baldwin-Motion, Calloway, SLP, and Steve Saleen.This gorgeously illustrated book chronicles the outstanding contribution of the tuner/builder to American automotive history through the amazing machines they created. From the oldest of these muscle tuners commanding top dollar at today's classic-car auctions, to the latest vehicles by Ford and Chrysler, with their SVT and SRT divisions, this book gives readers a full and fascinating look at American high-performance in its purest form.
- Brand: Motorbooks International
- ASIN: 076035006X
American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History
American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle
This is the muscle car history to own—a richly illustrated chronicle of America's greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day!In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market—exploded in the form of the factory muscle car. The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation.American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles. From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car.When Pontiac's chief engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car. In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO—and changed the course of automotive history. From tha...
- ASIN: 0760350132
Motion Performance: Tales of a Muscle Car Builder
Motion Performance: Tales of a Muscle Car
Motion Performance is the fully illustrated, inside story of the 60's shop that turned off the assembly line muscle cars into fire breathing performance monsters.Motion Performance tells the inside story of how American muscle cars came to dominate every element of the open road. Brilliantly illustrated with period pictures and modern color photos, the book takes you along for the ride as Cobras, Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles, even Volkswagen Beetles roll into the shop to get torn down and rebuilt into cars unbeatable on the streets and drag strips. Marty Schorr gives a first-hand account of seven years of high-performance life--and of how it all came to a screeching halt at the hands of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. A once-in-a-lifetime tale of power and speed, told by one of the principals who put that performance within reach, Motion Performance makes the story of a briefly and thrillingly lived dream available to everyone.
- ASIN: 0760355606
COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars
COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle
The COPO Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas of the 1960s and early 1970s were the ultimate high-performance GM muscle cars. While few knew about this back channel program at the time, it is now recognized as the origin of GM's top muscle cars. Dedicated Chevy racers and car owners were determined to compete head-to-head with Mopar and Ford at the racetrack and on the street. But in order to do so, they needed to circumvent the corporate ban on racing and resolve the restriction of 400-ci engines in intermediate vehicles. Don Yenko and some other creative individuals recognized the loophole in the COPO (Central Office Production Order) system at General Motors. The COPO program was designated for fleet vehicles such as taxicabs, but at the peak of the muscle car wars it was used to build the ultimate high-performance Chevy muscle cars. Some horrific on-track accidents compelled General Motors to drop out of racing, yet GM did not want to allow Chrysler and Ford to steal the glory on Sundays while they stood on the sidelines. As a result, GM inconspicuously ran the Chevy racing and high-performance program through back channels, and COPO was integral part of the program. Don Yenko became the COPO muscle car program chief architect and champion. He ordered the Corvair through the COPO pr...
- ASIN: 1613253915
Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s
Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron
Travel back to the muscle car era and examine the clever marketing campaigns from Detroit's Big Three and even AMC and Studebaker with this comprehensive volume. Automotive writer Diego Rosenberg recounts the catchy nicknames of cars, such as The GTO Judge, Plymouth Roadrunner, Cobra, and Dodge Super Bee. Entire manufacturer lines were given catchy marketing campaigns, such as Dodge's Scat Pack, AMC's Go Package, and Ford's Total Performance. From racing to commercials and print ads, from dealer showrooms to national auto shows, each manufacturer had its own approach in vying for the buyer's attention, and gimmicks and tactics ranged from comical to dead serious.As the muscle car wars developed in the early 1960s, auto manufacturers scrambled to find catchy marketing campaigns to entice the buying public into their dealerships. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, with all their divisions, as well as AMC and Studebaker, inevitably sank billions of dollars into one-upmanship in an effort to vie for the consumer's last dollar.Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s takes you back to an era when options were plentiful and performance was cheap. Relive or be introduced to some of the cleverest marketing campaigns created during a time when America wa...
- ASIN: 161325203X
How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle: Revised Edition
How to Make Your Muscle Car Handle: Revised
When automotive manufacturers stuffed large V-8 engines into intermediate-size cars, the American muscle car was born. Built from 1964 on, the vast majority of these amazingly fast machines did not carry cutting-edge chassis and suspension systems, and now these cars are up to 50 years old. Today, owners do not have to settle for poor handling and ride quality.Muscle car and suspension expert Mark Savitske has built his business, Savitske Classic and Custom, on making muscle cars handle and ride at their best. With this updated edition, Savitske shows you what it takes to transform the handling of these high-horsepower machines. He explains the front and rear suspension geometry so you understand how it functions, and in turn, you realize how to get the most from a particular system. He also reveals the important aspects of spring rates, shock dampening, and ride height so you select the best spring and shock package for your car and application. He discusses popular high-performance tubular suspension arms and sway bars, so you can find the right combination of performance and adjustability. The suspension system has to operate as an integrated part of the car, so you're shown how to select best suspension package for a well-balanced and responsive car. He also discusses how to ...
- Brand: Car Tech Books
- ASIN: 1613251750
Day One: An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-Car Memoir
Day One: An Automotive Journalist's Muscle-Car
In Day One, automotive journalist Marty Schorr recalls life on the front line in the classic muscle car era, thrashing brand-new cars that would become collector vehicles. Most muscle-car books celebrate beautifully-restored vehicles surrounded by hard facts; Day One tells the real story from the point-of-view of one of the period’s most respected automotive journalists, Marty Schorr. For the first time in print, you’ll get a unique perspective on what it was like to actually drive, race, and otherwise thrash what are some of today's most valuable collector cars.CARS, the iconic magazine Marty wrote and edited didn't rely on industry advertising for revenue. Instead, the magazine made money the old fashioned way, from newsstand sales, leaving it able to be honest and frank in its coverage of high-performance street cars. CARS magazine reported on both Day stock and modified cars, cars the traditional magazines wouldn't touch, like the ultra-high-performance vehicles from companies like Baldwin-Motion, Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, Royal Pontiac, and Tasca Ford. Prepare yourself for Day One to cover the most important cars of a given year, including:Pontiac’s 1962-1963 lightweight Super-Duty 421 street and Swiss Cheese modelsChevrolet’s 1963 big-block 427 Myster...
- ASIN: 0760352364
Wide-Open Muscle: The Rarest Muscle Car Convertibles
Wide-Open Muscle: The Rarest Muscle Car
Climb inside these stunning muscle car drop-tops, straight from the classic era of American high-performance cars!Today's rarest, priciest, and most highly sought-after muscle cars are also the least practical. These are the striking convertibles of the 1960s and 1970s that were optioned out for drag racing. Wide-Open Muscle showcases these rare cars and proves that sometimes it pays to throw practicality out the window in order to make something purely cool and fun to drive.At the peak of drag racing popularity, it was common knowledge that racers needed the lightest, most rigid-framed cars available. Convertibles represent the exact opposite of that description, so it's amazing that these drop tops ever emerged amid the circle of full-throttle dragsters. While typical convertible drivers cruised around listening to the latest Lovin' Spoonful release in the eight-track tape deck, these muscle-car convertibles were equipped for rock 'n' roll speed. These topless muscle cars are so rare because few people had the dedication (or money) to buy a vehicle this impractical. They're valuable because they represent the absolute extreme of the entire muscle-car genre.All the cars in Wide-Open Muscle are shot in similar fashion, studio-style with a black background using a process known as...
- ASIN: 0785837469
The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO: Every Model Since 1964 (Complete Book Series)
The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO: Every Model
The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO gives you a year-by-year, model-by-model exploration of the world's first muscle car, all in full color photography, most of which has never been published. When Pontiac created the original muscle car—the GTO—it reshaped the automotive world like a four-inch piston going through a three-inch cylinder bore. Everything changed the moment John Zachery DeLorean and his crew of hot-rodding miscreants bolted a big engine into a smaller car and created the 1964 GTO. Make no mistake: DeLorean and his partners in crime were genuine outlaws. The GTO broke so many of General Motors' corporate rules that the people responsible should have been fired. And they would have been, except the car was a hit.The Complete Book of Pontiac GTO explores every iteration of the first car created specifically for baby boomers. With rare photography from the archives of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, this book is the complete resource for fans of of the world’s first muscle car.
- ASIN: 0760359946
American Muscle Cars, 1960-1975 (Dover History Coloring Book)
American Muscle Cars, 1960-1975 (Dover History Coloring
Fast, flashy, and powerful, "muscle" cars were big, mass-produced American sports cars with lots of horsepower. For this unique coloring book, award-winning illustrator Bruce LaFontaine has expertly rendered 44 of these dynamic, legendary cars, down to the smallest detail. Among the models included here — shown against a variety of commercial and residential backdrops — are these memorable vehicles: 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1964 Corvette Stingray, 1968 Chevy Impala SS 427, 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28, 1969 AMC Rambler Scrambler, 1969 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT-500, 1969 Firebird Trans Am, 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, 1971 Mustang Boss 351, 1973 Buick Riviera, 1974 Firebird Trans Am, and 32 other exciting models. Informative captions, with facts and statistics for each car, complete an exciting collection that will delight coloring book enthusiasts as well as "muscle car" fans.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Dover
- ASIN: 0486418634
- UPC: 800759418633
The Old Car Nut Book: "Where old car nuts tell their stories" (Volume 1)
The Old Car Nut Book: "Where old car
The Old Car Nut Book was designed with the idea that EVERYONE in the old car hobby has a story or two to tell. These are stories from regular Old Car Nuts from across America. Contributors range from people like the average Joe at a car show to collectors and restorers that are very well known and respected in their local communities. The stories in this book tell about the contributor’s experiences from the time that cars first caught their eye up to their latest project and reveal the people and events that made an impact on them. You’ll laugh and you'll cry. You'll step right into the past with each story told. Excerpts from The Old Car Nut Book My wife said, "You paid how much for what? What are you, president of the Stupid Club?" I guess I have yet to learn my lesson. Maybe my dad was right! Excerpt from Lessons in Stupidity by Gary M. Hughes She had heard me coming from a block away and watched with amusement as I tried to extract myself from the Pantera. As I clumsily attempted to exit the car, my foot caught on the seat and I almost landed on my keister in front of the whole neighborhood! Vicki chuckled and said, wryly, “Any cool factor you may have by owning that car will immediately be obliterated when they see you trying to get out of it!” Excerpt from Pando...
- ASIN: 0989806502
THOSE 70's CARS: PERFORMANCE WASN'T DEAD..JUST HARDER TO FIND Rare 1974 Charger Got Its Start in Hollywood MUSCLE CAR REVIEW 2018 Magazine BARN-FIND RANCHERO RESCUE First GNX Sold
THOSE 70's CARS: PERFORMANCE WASN'T DEAD..JUST HARDER TO
Brand new unread magazine with name label, that will be well packed with cardboard and placed in protective magazine bag, with tracking number & Ships Fast!!!! RARE FIND: 1969 BARRACUDA PILOT CAR. 1 OF 1 COUGAR ELIMINATOR. T7 DEVELOPMENT OF THE MERCURY COUGAR . IMPRESSIVE GNX: AFTER 20 YEARS IN STORAGE, GNX No 003 IS BACK.
- ASIN: B07FBNYQX9
Hemi Muscle 70 Years: Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth High Performance
Hemi Muscle 70 Years: Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth
Hemi Muscle 70 Years is the complete illustrated story of the legendary engine and the cars it powered. Author Darwin Holmstrom explores how Chrysler's Hemi engine became the number one choice for drag racers and stock car racers across the country, campaigned to great success by drivers like Richard Petty, Don Garlits, David Pearson, Sox and Martin, and more. In 1950, Chrysler debuted a potent high-performance overhead-valve V-8 engine. Originally called the FirePower, it would soon be better known by the name “Hemi.” Intended to power Chrysler’s luxury cars, the Hemi found a higher calling: humiliating its competitorson the street and at the race track. On top of learning how the Hemi engine came to be, you'll also see how the Hemi remained the engine to beat on the street, stuffed into some of the most desirable performance cars in automotive history: the ‘Cuda, Road Runner, Charger, GTX, and Challenger, to name a few. The Hemi made such a lasting impact that Chrysler revived it as the top engine for the twenty-first century Challenger and Charger. Today, Hemi is a household name, known to enthusiasts and consumers alike, often imitated, never duplicated. Having found its way into both sports cars and luxury cars, you'll often hear: “Hey, has that thing got a Hemi ...
- ASIN: 0760365199
Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car
Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern
Of all the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: BOSS. Originally created to homologate the new Boss 302 engine and option package for SCCA Trans-Am racing, the Mustang Boss 302 debuted for the 1969 model year and was built in limited numbers for the street through 1970. Designed by the legendary Larry Shinoda, the Boss cars were easily distinguished from their less potent stablemates by their race-bred powerplant, standard front spoiler, and bold graphics. In 2012, Ford at long last revived this most revered of all Mustang models. With a new racing counterpart and a modern street version that delivers more than 440 horsepower, the Boss is truly back! In Mustang Boss 302, to mark this historic occasion and the introduction of the 2013 version, Mustang historian Donald Farr offers a complete history of the car – from its late-1960s origins in Ford’s boardrooms through its Trans-Am successes and untimely demise in 1970, up to the conception and development of the spectacular new 2012 and 2013 Mustang Boss 302. Packed with brilliant photography and firsthand accounts from the people who created the original Boss, as well as the team that resurrected Ford’s most iconic Mustang, this is the story every Mustang enthusiast has been waiting to read....
- ASIN: 0760345341
- UPC: 752748345348
The List Of The 50 Fastest Muscle Cars: Ranking the Top Fifty Quickest Muscle Cars of the Sixties and Seventies According To Published Magazine Articles
The List Of The 50 Fastest Muscle Cars:
Every muscle car owner has one. You know, the list of what you think were the “50 Quickest Muscle Cars Of The Sixties And Seventies.” And everyone reading this article that has a list will honestly be a little biased, favoring the cars they owned, or their favorite brand. That’s bench racing and always will be, and that’s what is great about our hobby, we all agree to disagree. So what way would be fair to judge all the cars without too much bias?Well, all the magazines of the era like Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Stock, Motor Trend, Car And Driver, and many others all did road tests of all the muscle cars they could get their hands on. These tests always posted the fastest ¼ mile times and speeds that they could pull from each of the cars. What better way to solve any arguments between brands, but to rank the fastest muscle cars by the published times? Some of the leading muscle car magazines like, Muscle Car Review Magazine and Car & Driver Magazine did just that years ago. They ran lists ranking the top 50 Fastest Muscle Cars of the 1960’s and 1970’s, according to published magazine articles. Many will argue that it is not correct, that some cars were faster and some not that fast, and I am sure there are cars that might have got left out, but it is the best comparis...
- ASIN: B00SAJYE8W
American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker
American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of
In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm's small, economical cars like the Rambler. When competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm's purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits--but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn't save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to...
- ASIN: 0760344256
- UPC: 752748344259
Boss and Cobra Jet Mustangs: 302, 351, 428 and 429 (Muscle Car Color History)
Boss and Cobra Jet Mustangs: 302, 351, 428
Forget the Judge, heres the Boss! This muscular work features a variety of detailed interviews with Boss and Cobra Jet designers and engineers, and includes valuable race histories and an informative text on restoration and authenticity. Heavy-duty suspensions, styled steel wheels, Ram-Air hoods, Dearborns largest and most powerful V-8s - theyre all here!
- Brand: Brand: Motorbooks
- ASIN: 076030050X
Son of Muscle Car Mania: More Ads 1962-74
The Cars of Trans-Am Racing 1966-1972: Road Racing Muscle From GM, Ford, Chrysler, and AMC
AMC Javelin, AMX and Muscle Car Restoration 1968-1974 (Restoration How-to)
AMC Javelin, AMX and Muscle Car Restoration 1968-1974
There was a time when AMC performance was more of an afterthought to the muscle car era. Sure, the Javelins and AMX cars were cool, as were the really limited cars such as the Scrambler and the Rebel Machine, but with production numbers a distant fourth place in the American manufacturer muscle car scene, well, you could be forgiven for not remembering much about them through the years. Fast forward to today, and AMC muscle cars are among the fastest appreciating performance vehicles in the market. Low production numbers combined with capable performance as well as cool and unique styling have increased coverage in magazines and at auctions, making these cars more valuable than ever before. Concours-restored AMC muscle cars routinely bring $30,000 to $65,000 in the collector car world, making a comprehensive restoration guide a must-have for any American Motors enthusiast.AMC Javelin, AMX and Muscle Car Restoration 1968-1974 provides in-depth coverage of the decoding and documentation process of an AMC muscle car, primarily the popular Javelin and AMX models. Author and expert AMC restorer Scott Campbell gives you a detailed account of important aspects of restoration including rust repair; panel and sheet-metal replacement; interior and trim restoration; undercarriage chassis, s...
- Brand: S-A Books
- ASIN: 1613251793
Top 10 Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s
This video features Top 10 Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s by 10 automotive brands. If you like good old American Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s watch this video. Thanks all for sending me your videos. Without you I will not be able to create all these great compilations. I hope that this ...
6 of The Fastest American Cars of The ’70s
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10 Quickest Cars of 1970: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #201
This week, we take a look back at the top 10 quickest Muscle Cars as reported by various car magazines from 1970! These aren't OUR recorded numbers, but those published by the media back in 1970. We're pairing those times up with an example of a similar car in The Brothers Collection. htt...