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Mustang Mach 1 returning for 2021 model year

Big muscle from its 5.0-liter V-8 will become top performing Mustang From the golden age of muscle cars in the late 1960s to the golden age of power, Ford announced today that the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life with a debut expected this spring. And that should mean soon, with the official start of summer on June 20. No specifics were shared, except that it will have a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8...

Vin Car Pic: 1955 Chrysler

This “body drop” appears to show an Imperial being mated with a Hemi V-8. According to Wikipedia, the “FirePower” V8 engine was Chrysler’s first-generation Hemi with a displacement of 331 cubic inches (5.4 liters) and developed 250 brake horsepower.

Mustangs that never were

It was 56 years ago on April 17, 1964, that the Ford Mustang debuted at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. It was an immediate sales success — but there were many concepts, design studies and prototypes that were considered along the way. Some of those were codenamed the “Bruce Jenner” and the “Rambo” and there was a station wagon, a four-door and two-seater body styles. Here are some images and captions from...

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...