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The All-American Muscle Car : The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars
by Joe Oldham and Jim Wangers and Colin Comer and David Newhardt


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The birth of the muscle car, mid-sized cars with big engines making big horsepower, marked not only a revolution in performance--but also a revolution in marketing. For the first time ever, car manufacturers tailored their product to a youth audience.
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Overview

The birth of the muscle car, mid-sized cars with big engines making big horsepower, marked not only a revolution in performance--but also a revolution in marketing. For the first time ever, car manufacturers tailored their product to a youth audience. The genre thrived in the 60s and early 70s and was reborn in the 21st century. The All-American Muscle Car celebrates the fifty-year history of the breed through stunning modern and archival photography, and brilliant essays from today's top muscle-car writers. Organized by themes, its chapters cover the introduction and early years of muscle; the cultural trends that made muscle cars so wildly popular; the pop culture that surrounded the cars in music, film, and television; and racing, both legal and illegal. Great rivalries are detailed--Camaro versus Mustang versus Firebird versus Challenger versus 'Cuda, GTO versus Road Runner versus Super Bee versus Chevelle SS versus Buick Gran Sport versus Oldsmobile 4-4-2, and the like. The book also explores the illogical extremes at the end of the classic era, the Plymouth Superbirds, GTOJudges, LS6 Chevelles, Hemi 'Cudas, W-30 Oldsmobiles, Ram Air IV Pontiacs, Stage I GSX Buicks, and 440/6 Road Runners; the dark years and the death of performance; the rebirth of the muscle car; and the modern interpretations of the breed including the new Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760343821
  • ISBN-10: 0760343829
  • Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 1 x 10 x 11.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85 pounds


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