March Muscle Car Madness Winner: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

It's done. We did it. Find someone around you and give them a big hug and a high-five. We've picked an ultimate Muscle Car in our March Muscle Car Madness bracket, and it's the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. For those of you without any strong religious convictions, you may wish to try praying to it. » 4/12/12 2:30pm 4/12/12 2:30pm

March Muscle Car Madness: Battle Of The Bosses

It's here. The final Round of our March Muscle Car Madness. We're down to our last two contenders, and, of course, There Can Be Only One, though I bet many would argue there only is one already. That's because our two finalists are essentially brothers — only one year apart: The 1969 Boss 429 Mustang and the 1970 Boss… » 4/06/12 1:30pm 4/06/12 1:30pm

March Muscle Car Madness: The Final Four

We're here: the Final Four. Out of the 64 original muscle car contenders, we're down to this quartet of survivors, 75% of which are Ford Mustang variants. So I either hope you like Mustangs or really, really like Oldsmobiles, along with lots of your friends. Here's how the Elite Eight broke down, giving us our Final… » 4/03/12 5:15pm 4/03/12 5:15pm

March Muscle Car Madness: The Elite Eight

We're here. The Elite Eight. Out of sixty-four amazing muscle car starters (well, sixty-three and a Prowler), we're down to eight survivors in our March Muscle Car Madness tournament, and after today, we'll have the Final Four. The end is within sight, and for those of you looking to replace ineffable, rule-spouting… » 3/30/12 12:00pm 3/30/12 12:00pm

March Muscle Car Madness: Round Three, Day Two

We're right in the thick of March Muscle Car Madness, working through the Sweet Sixteen on our way to find the ultimate Muscle Car, of All Time, in the Universe, Forever. These past few rounds have been giving narrower wins as the contestants get winnowed down to the true icons of the segment, and the match-ups get… » 3/28/12 4:00pm 3/28/12 4:00pm

March Muscle Car Madness: Round Three, Day One

It was a brutal first two rounds, and my nightmares are still haunted by the spine-chilling sounds of crunching steel and the hot spray of ejected crankcase oil. Now we're at round three, down to 16 survivors. Let's take on the first four match-ups from our "Sweet Sixteen." » 3/27/12 4:00pm 3/27/12 4:00pm

1970 AMC AMX vs. 1972 Plymouth Road…

March Muscle Car Madness: Round Two, Day Four

Today's the final day of the second round of March Muscle Car Madness. Wednesday's outcomes were like that scene in A Clockwork Orange when the main character gets his ass kicked by a gang of old guys. » 3/23/12 3:30pm 3/23/12 3:30pm

1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler vs. 1968 Old Cutlass 442. This one has an icon up against a relative unkonwn. The ,…

March Muscle Car Madness: Round Two, Day Two

We're in the thick of March Muscle Car Madness now, with the secret Jalopnik underground muscle car proving ground a haze of thick exhaust and littered with the greasy parts of the losers. Yesterday had some great matches, and we've got more good ones today — the end is far from certain at this point, so get in there… » 3/20/12 5:15pm 3/20/12 5:15pm

March Muscle Car Madness: Round One, Day Two

There's smoke and the acrid smell of burning rubber everywhere. The ground is spattered with oil, and littered with tires, torn V-belts, piston rods, and what might be most of a horse. The first battles of our March Muscle Car Madness finished yesterday, but now we've got a whole new crop of muscle cars to vote on.… » 3/16/12 12:00pm 3/16/12 12:00pm

March Muscle Car Madness: Round One, Day One

Hopefully everyone's had enough time to scrutinize the bracket, done their research on the cars by renting, stealing or borrowing pristine examples and hooning them within an inch of their lives. Welcome to first round voting of March Muscle Car Madness as we begin head-to-head voting with the Zombie and Rod Rage… » 3/15/12 12:00pm 3/15/12 12:00pm