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Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars
Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:
Dropping the Ford Mustang for the Ford Probe: Say It Isn’t So!
The late 1970s were not good for the auto industry. As gas became more expensive and fuel needed to be rationed, automakers had to make major changes. One car that had serious trouble in the 1970s was the Ford Mustang. Many manufacturers had to turn their hotrods into front wheel drive gas sippers, and Ford turned to the unfortunate Mustang II. But, for fans of the Ford Mustang, the worst was still on its way.
Songs About Cars
Cars and music go hand-in-hand. The first radio was installed in 1922 in a Chevy. For $200 the radio antenna dominated the roof of the car as well as the majority of interior. It was not convenient. Needless-to-say, the radio did not take off. But, by the mid 1940s, there were over 9 million cars with radios. Over the years, there have been several songs about cars and most of those catchy lyrics have stuck with us for decades. These are some of the most memorable cars and the songs about them:
Informative Books About Fords
Yes, the Internet is one of the best places to learn about cars, but if you truly want to know as much as you can, books provide the most detailed knowledge. While there are books abound about Ford Mustangs and other hot models, the true Ford fan will have books about the not only the sexy models, but the daily drivers, too.
The Fast American Production Cars
Many people think you have spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on European exotics to get a fast ride. If you love good ol’ American cars, there are plenty of options available that will take you from zero to sixty in a nail-biting speed. These are a few of the fastest cars ever to come out of an American assembly line:
As one of the most famous muscle car brands in American history, the Mustang brings a sense of power, speed, and aggression to the road. Having endured years of changing consumer demands and the rising and falling of the economy, the Mustang continues to impress to this day. Behind every great muscle car, though, is a hard-working individual who developed the idea in the first place. Let’s take a look at the life of Lee Iacocca, the man behind the Mustang.
When you see a classic Mustang cruising down the roadways you see an entity that seems to exist autonomously. The driver is at the helm, but the vehicle seems to be an independent piece of machinery.
You know that it was assembled in a factory, but you can sometimes lose sight of the fact that human beings with specific artistic and engineering ideas had to spearhead design projects.
Although there are few names that have risen to the surface over the years such as that of people like Harley Earl, Virgil Exner, Carroll Shelby, Bill Mitchell and John DeLorean, in a lot of cases automotive designers work behind the scenes and get very little glory.
The impact that the Mustang had when it was first released in April 1964 really cannot be overstated.You have to remember that smaller cars were a relatively new phenomena. The Ford Mustang was actually influenced by the compact car that was carrying the load for Ford at the time that the Mustang was introduced, that being the rather tame Ford Falcon.
The Mustang went on to shatter sales expectations and within 18 months one million of these pony cars had found a home in American garages and driveways.
The wintertime months can be a little bit of a downer for classic car fans who like to take to the road to participate in classic car cruises and take road trips to classic car shows.
Of course, if you like to roll up your sleeves and work on your vintage Mustang the garage can be kept warm all year around and a lot classic Mustang fans keep themselves busy that way.
Classic Mustang fans come from a lot of different directions. There are those who presently own a Mustang or multiple Mustangs, but there are also people who remember back to a time when they owned one of these classic cars.
And then there is another group that has always wanted to own a Mustang without ever having had the right opportunity to acquire one.
There’s one thing that all three of these groups have in common: All of these people are probably interested in the possibility of purchasing a Mustang whether it is to add to a collection or start one.