Archive for the muscle cars Tag

2019 Mustang Bullitt: History in the remaking

The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is now in its third sequel and getting better with every evolution. Ford has made a mini-franchise out of limited-edition Bullitt models that pay tribute to the fastback’s film debut in 1968 with Steve McQueen at the wheel. The now-legendary “Bullitt” film came out 50 years ago on Oct. 15. I was in the theater then, a car-crazed 14-year-old. After that death-defying car chase with the bad guys in a...

U.S. Postal Services honors American muscle in new series

American muscle “Forever” Raw power gets a stamp of approval with a new series of limited-edition “forever” stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. In a ceremony at the Daytona 500 in February, NASCAR champ Richard Petty and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe dedicated the series of legendary iron, known as “America on the Move: Muscle Cars Forever.” The stamps feature five cars: a 1966 Pontiac GTO, ’67 Shelby GT-500, ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona, ’70 Plymouth...

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard