Friday, June 14, 2013

Classic Muscle Cars We All Love

Classic Muscle Cars We All Love

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Muscle car is a term used to refer to a variety of high- performance automobiles.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as "any of a group of American-made 2- door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high -performance driving."[2] A large V8 engine is fitted in a 2-door, rear wheel drive, family-style mid-size or full- size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for mainly street use and occasional drag racing.[3][4][5][6] They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing. Developed simultaneously in their own markets, muscle cars also emerged from manufacturers in Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car



"Perhaps one of the most exciting periods in automotive history was during the production years of the classic American muscle car. Muscle cars were big, loud and ultra-powerful rubber burning machines. During the 1960′s and 70′s the American automakers progressively became more competitive with their muscle car offerings. Each year it seemed Ford, Chevy, Chrysler or even AMC would out-do the competition in terms of brute power and aggressive exterior styling. Since we love muscle cars we thought it would be fun to create a list of the all-time top 10 best muscle cars made on US soil. Obviously this is merely our opinion so we don’t anticipate all readers to agree with the inclusion of all of the muscle cars on this list. Since muscle cars are widely considered to have more than 2 seats; the Chevy Corvette, Shelby Cobra and other very powerful, fast cars from the era were omitted from this best muscle cars list. Make sure to cast your vote on which of these you think is the greatest muscle car."

Source: http://www.zeroto60times.com/blog/2013/01/top-10-classic-american-muscle-cars/

TOP 10 MUSCLE CARS



The original "tire-burning" cars, such as the AMC Machine, Buick Gran Sport, Dodge Charger R/T, Ford Mustang, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Plymouth GTX, and Pontiac GTO, are "collector's items for classic car lovers".[45] Reproduction sheet metal parts and, in some cases, even complete body shells are available for purchase.

 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car

Hope you enjoyed this classic muscle car post. Please leave a comment and share which muscle car is your favorite.

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Is Driving A Classic Car Daily The Best Bet


Is Driving A Classic Car Daily The Best Bet

I know over the years of driving old cars, I didn't find them to be very reliable. I thought I was getting a
good deal when I bought them, until the repair bills started mounting up.

Here Is An Excerpt From A Yahoo Q&A That Explains It Well :

"For high school I had a 1969 camaro ss "clone" 4 speed. I don't want to sugar coat my answer, and will say I would not have changed my choice at all, but it's no picnic using these cars as a daily driver. The positives were it was my first car, it gets attention every where you go, and it will never lose it's value. Some cons I ran into are it's not like a normal car you can't just jump in, and go like a fuel injected car. The one huge problem I ran into is that the car would constantly overheat & die. With mine I would constantly have to rev it to keep it running, and when ever I parked I would have to wait 45-60 mins till it cooled."

 Original Source :
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110203125210AAVEVZs


 Here Is A Good Video About Being Able To Drive Classic Cars Daily

" How does a NYC car club with 300+ members keep its fleet of quirky classics alive on the mean streets? By following a few simple rules -- and always being ready for a heroic rescue. It's the premiere of Jalopnik on Drive with Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley from Classic Car Club Manhattan."

Original Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec4gGWYs0W4
 


Here's Another Way To Keep Your Classic For Daily Use





 "Spring is finally here. What perfect time to drag that classic car you have been procrastinating on out of the garage so you can take her on the road again. Maybe your plan is to make the occasional weekend trip in the old car a longer one, or maybe you just want to cruise more frequently. The only problem? You’re not really comfortable with getting too far from home or your trusted mechanic? Well have no fear! We are here to share a few simple ways to achieve a more reliable and comfortable ride so you can have more time with your baby."


 Original Source:
http://www.americanrestomods.com/simple-ways-to-make-your-classic-car-a-trusted-daily-driver/

  Having your very own classic car to drive on a daily basis would be great if you can afford to. I know I need a good reliable car to get me back and forth to work. I can always fix a classic up for car shows and some driving in the summer.

What are your thoughts about it?
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