PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD: The Car That Richard Petty Built

Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance It has been claimed that Plymouth’s legendary winged muscle car, the 1970 Superbird, was the brainchild of NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The rumor has been around for decades but I’ve never found anyone with first-hand knowledge who could absolutely confirm or deny that the car’s origins truly began with The King of Stock Car Racing. But opportunity knocked two weeks ago when Petty was in attendance at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida, which I co-host for NBCSN. I found him relaxing backstage late in the show and hollered, “Hey, King!” Although Read More

MUSCLE CAR BRAND LOYALTY: And Other Failed Ideas

April 7, 2014
 
 
I am a Ford fan. There. I said it. But I have little comprehension of brand loyalty; at least not the sort of fanatical allegiance so frequently seen among muscle car enthusiasts. I don’t even understand it. It is therefore eternally amusing to run across those typical chest-thumping car commandos who claim that every automobile not manufactured by their favorite company is a despicable pile of horse excrement. 

HOT MUSCLE CAR BUYS: Mercury’s Undervalued Cougar

January 13, 2014 
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I have a confession to make. I don’t pay as much attention to the multi-million dollar collector cars on the auction block as I should. They prance across the stage looking really hot and endlessly tease you with something you know you can’t possibly afford. Insert Britney Spears joke here.
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MOTORING: The Man Who Destroyed Muscle Cars

June 17, 2013 
 
"In our midst are people who think that if only they had government power on their side, they could pick tomorrow's winners and loser in the marketplace, set prices or rents where they ought to be, decide which forms of energy should power our homes and cars, and choose which industries should survive and which should die. They make grandiose promises they can't possibly keep without bankrupting us all. They should stop for a few moments and learn a little humility." - Lawrence Reed