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Stephen King Loves Classic Cars
I am huge fan of Stephen King, the man and his books. While I don’t consider myself to be a horror book connoisseur, I am a fan of a well-written book set in the real world (or at least a realistic world). I am also a fan of novelists who are not afraid to show the world what they love. It is obvious that Stephen King has a love of classic cars, because he includes them frequently in his best books.
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:
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.
The Ford Mustang was spectacularly successful from the very beginning of its long and illustrious run. Ford expected the Mustang to be successful of course, but even company executives were astonished at just how well received the car actually was.
They didn’t expect it to reach the 100,000 mark in total sales for the 1965 model year, but in fact they sold that many cars during the first three months. In all, over 400,000 Mustangs were sold for that initial model year and by the time the car was 18 months old 1 million of them had been produced.