This May Be The Best Sentence In A Car Ad Ever

Modern muscle cars are better, faster, meaner, more efficient, and more advanced than ever, but they sure take themselves so freaking seriously all the time. That wasn't always the case. Looking at this 1968 Barracuda ad, you can see there was once a healthy serving of batshit in muscle car advertising. » 7/16/14 8:30pm 7/16/14 8:30pm

Muscle Cars, Like Tomatoes, Make Great Heirlooms

Imagine owing a rare, numbers-matching, high-spec, 440-six-pack 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Then imagine you got it from your cousin when you were 17 years old, and it's now 34 years later? That's the situation with John Cross and his 'Cuda. » 6/08/12 4:30pm 6/08/12 4:30pm

Muscle car collection destroyed in fire

An early morning wake up to the news your garage is on fire is every car collector's worst nightmare. That is precisely what happened to Indar Bhan of Eugene, Oregon. » 3/27/11 4:00pm 3/27/11 4:00pm

Driver Crashes Muscle Car Onto Bush's Lawn

A man was questioned by the Secret Service Wednesday night after driving a Plymouth Barracuda onto the lawn of former President George W. Bush's home near Dallas. » 12/23/10 7:50am 12/23/10 7:50am

DOTS Cars Get New Paint, With Varying Degrees Of Success

Owners of various Alameda Down On The Street honorees sometimes contact us to let us know how their cars and trucks are doing. Lately, we've heard from a couple who have really spiffed up their rides. » 5/22/10 3:00pm 5/22/10 3:00pm

You Cannot Outrun The 1980 Rabbit Police Car!

Can a 62-horsepower Rabbit really keep up with a perp standing on the gas pedal of a Barracuda? Hey, the Malaise Era demanded some suspension of disbelief! » 2/13/10 3:00pm 2/13/10 3:00pm

Twin-Turbo Super Cuda Races Enzo, Hits 208 MPH

The LMC Super Cuda is a Viper V10-powered Barracuda designed to reach 200 MPH. The Cuda actually hit 208 MPH before the car's aerodynamics and the driver's balls finally gave out. The Ferrari Enzo it raced gracefully achieved 218 MPH. » 12/15/09 8:00am 12/15/09 8:00am

1966 Plymouth Barracuda Down On The New York Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Another New York City find from Voodoojoo! » 11/29/09 4:30pm 11/29/09 4:30pm

1966 Plymouth Barracuda

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Do you approve of a Slant Six, dual-carbed, 4-speed-equipped '66 Barracuda? » 9/13/09 9:00am 9/13/09 9:00am

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, San Francisco Edition: Torino, Tradesman, Sapporo,…


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Next up are some high-quality photographs, courtesy of Wimbles. » 2/15/09 12:00pm 2/15/09 12:00pm

1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It's been a couple months since we last saw a Chrysler A body in this series, which means we're due. Instead of a Valiant or Dart, however, we're going with the third DOTS… » 8/14/08 9:00am 8/14/08 9:00am

1967 Plymouth Barracuda, With Bonus Plymouth Poll

We love our Chrysler A-bodies around here, no doubt about that. For that reason, I'm overjoyed to have finally found one of the later A-body-based Barracudas in Alameda. Cool as the 'fastback Valiant' early Barracudas were, the 1966-69 cars were the ones that really looked like their sleek carnivorous namesake (the… » 4/11/08 9:00am 4/11/08 9:00am

1965 Plymouth Barracuda

It's about damn time that I found an A-body Barracuda for this series, since some of the baddest cars on the island back when I was in high school were '64-66 Barracudas. The Valiant-based early Barracuda didn't weigh much, so droppping a crazy 340 or 360 in one resulted in something that would hold its own against… » 1/22/08 9:30am 1/22/08 9:30am

Before the Corvette Z06 Speedboat there was the Charger Runaboat

While they may not have the obsessive mimicry of the Corvette Speed Boat, Chrysler produced a rather large line of their own boats, including the pair of Chargers pictured above. The folks at ALLPAR have a great history of models from 1969, which included popular models such as the Valliant, Fury, Barracuda, Dart,… » 12/04/07 9:15am 12/04/07 9:15am

SEMA 2007: Much Ado About A 'Cuda That T'wasn't

We were wondering how long (or if) it would take for folks to notice the little two-door 'Cuda sitting behind the SR-392 yesterday. It didn't take too long for people to start rumoring, but before we even left the showroom floor, we'd already gotten our answer from the massively Mopar folks. Mostly because it was… » 10/30/07 9:15am 10/30/07 9:15am

Plymouth Rapid Transit System Brochure


While modern automakers try to infuse us with computer generated images of brush strokes morphing into luxury cars or show us smarmy future executives happily tossing their light blues and khakis out of the window on their way out of town, they seem to have long and truly forgotten something. Driving is supposed to… » 5/04/07 1:00pm 5/04/07 1:00pm

Team Starfish Barracuda


From the Plymouth compact performance department comes this Barracuda - shown here putting the twist to the front torsion bars and rear leaf springs through the corkscrew at Laguna Seca Raceway. Mike Ritz and Team Starfish have logged over 5000 miles of race track since building the vintage race prepared 1966… » 5/04/07 11:30am 5/04/07 11:30am

Classic Ad Watch: 1970 Plymouth Rapid Transit System


From the something slightly less ballistic to wrap up the day department comes the very old news that Plymouth is out to win you over this year - with the 1970 lineup. Who says speed, luxury, and low price don't mix? Dig this. » 5/03/07 10:00pm 5/03/07 10:00pm

A 'Cuda for Chrysler? Foose Hints Yes

What's this, then? Apparently during an interview at the New York auto show, hot rod supernova Chip Foose hinted at a possible Chrysler 'Cuda to join the upcoming Dodge Challenger. Of course, without Plymouth, resurrecting the original "Hemi 'Cuda" would seem a hollow exercise. Maybe Chipper was talking about a new… » 4/26/07 9:21am 4/26/07 9:21am