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Unfortunately Named Cars

Unfortunately Named Cars

As a car fan, I enjoy learning about the significance of the names that cars are given. Many names have interesting etymologies. From the Corvette being named after swiftly moving Navy ships to the Shelby Cobra being named after a dangerous snake, many car makers get the names just right. Then there are cars like the Plymouth Duster, Ford Probe, and the Chevy Nova. These cars have names that are easy to spell, easy to say, but they have no sense of coolness at all.

'70 Plymouth Duster

The Fastest Muscle Car of All Time

1966 Shelby Cobra 427There is one muscle car out there that has screamed down a drag strip, zipped around a race track and has had the checkered flag in front of them and a plethora of cars in its rear-view mirror.  This is the car that has been named the Fastest Muscle Car of All Time.   Some may think it’s the Mustang, others may argue that it’s a Camaro, and others may argue that it’s a Corvette, but they are all wrong.  The fastest car of all time is the Shelby Cobra 427.

1964 Shelby Cobra

1964 Shelby Cobra

Shelby CobraShelby Cobra: Carroll Shelby, the creator and genius behind the 1964 Shelby Cobra and its offspring, won the LeMans 24 hour race in 1959 and was then forced to quit racing due to health problems. Instead of giving up the life of cars he loved, he turned to design. The Shelby Cobras are cars of legend and are officially known as AC Cobras. These are stylish and extremely fast classic cars that enthusiasts loved back in the ‘60s and still get excited about today.

Camaro: Then And Now

This week, the L.A. Autoshow saw a number of announcements about exciting new cars, one being the brand new convertible version of the fastest-ever Camaro. Now that car lovers will be abuzz with the excitement of a new addition to the muscle car line from Chevrolet, we thought it only appropriate to look back at the first Camaro, if only to remember the “good ol’ days” as we begin to embrace the new.

The 5 Fastest Muscle Cars

The smell of rubber burning and exhaust spewing, the scream of tires grinding against pavement and the crowd cheering on their favorite, and the heat and sweat of a summer night filled with adrenaline – that, my friend, is a drag race.

While everyone likes an exhilarating and exciting drag race, seeing no one in front of you when the checkered flag is flashed, holding the coveted trophy or just the having bragging rights shows you are the winner, you have the fastest car – everyone lusts for a taste of that!  That is why I bring you the Top 5 Fastest Muscle Cars according to Muscle Car Review Magazine, ranked based on their elapsed time on a quarter-mile track.

10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies

10 Of The Most Famous Cars: What classic car enthusiast doesn’t love watching a movie with a wild, rip-roaring chase scene or a loud, growling drag race? What car aficionado doesn’t pay more attention to the car and its specs in a movie rather than the plot? Here we are going to pay homage to those movie-watching car lovers by taking a look at 10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies.

10. 1972 Ford Gran Torino – Gran Torino (2008):

The Shelby GT500 Mustang

In the mid to late 1960s, famed race car driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby created high-performance versions of the legendary Ford Mustang. These cars would be known as the Shelby GT350 and the GT500. The Shelby GT500 Mustang, introduced in 1967, offered the signature muscle car styling of the Mustang with Shelby modifications for increased performance.

The 1967 Shelby GT500 featured an unusually large and quite powerful engine for a compact muscle car; a 428-cid monster rated at 355 horsepower due in part to various alterations made by Shelby. A few models received the potent Ford 427 V-8. It came with both four-speed manual and three-speed automatic transmission options. The interior design on the GT500 was largely shared with the Ford Mustang GT, and power steering and air conditioning were offered as upgrade options.