Will The Sport Utility Vehicle Be Worshiped As A Nostalgia Totem In 20…

We saw it happen with Detroit's first go-round of turning off-the-shelf hardware into a mighty moneymaking machine: the muscle car. Now the original muscle cars are objects of worship. Will SUVs follow the same path? » 9/05/09 4:00pm 9/05/09 4:00pm

Cage Match: 562 HP Camaro HPE550 Vs 540 HP Shelby GT500

Hennessey's supercharged, 562 HP Camaro HPE550 was built as a high-performance substitute for the now-defunct Camaro Z28, but how's it compare to the mean, factory-tuned 540 HP supercharged 2010 Shelby Mustang GT500? Let's find out. [Inside Line] » 7/02/09 1:45pm 7/02/09 1:45pm

GTO: Pontiac's Great One, by Darwin Holmstrom

When this monstrous volume showed up at Chez Murilee- and this is one freakin' huge slab-o-musclecar-porn, displacing 206 cubic inches- I figured I'd find nothing but pretty pictures within. Such was not the case. » 5/03/09 3:00pm 5/03/09 3:00pm

Tired Of LS6 Chevelles And Hemi 'Cudas? Check Out UDMan's Obscure…

You go to a car show featuring classic Detroit muscle, and you know who the stars will be: the same super-restored Boss 429 Mustangs, Hemi Super Bees, and GTO Judges you see every time. » 2/21/09 4:00pm 2/21/09 4:00pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: $45,000 For A 1970 AMC AMX?

78% of our readers say that $8,500 is too much for a 1991 Olds Quad 442, but what happens when we look at a no-joke classic machine from the Golden Age Of The Musclecar? » 12/29/08 8:00am 12/29/08 8:00am

Why Own A Cheap Little Econobox? Low Profit Mont Has Detroit Muscle For…

Detroit Auto Works » 10/06/08 11:00am 10/06/08 11:00am of Seattle is still around, though these days they don't seem to focus so much on classic Detroit musclecars as they did back in the 80s… and where's Low Profit Mont nowadays? Imagine an era, just a couple decades past, when 60s Camaros and Chargers still served as transportation!

Muscle Car Wars Of 1978: Hood Decals Strike Back

It's a Friday, and it's the week before our most patriotic of U.S. holidays. What better time to take a look back at the best of American muscle machinery? Aha, but there's a catch: We're only going to go back 30 years. That's right, 1978. The Malaise era was striking back with a new breed of muscle cars. While not as… » 6/27/08 12:00pm 6/27/08 12:00pm

Attract Stalkers With Your New 1970 Chevelle SS 396!

Sure, it's Maximum El Camino Day, but we mustn't forget that the classic El Caminos of the '64-72 Musclecar Era were Chevelles with truck beds. Here's an ad for the '70 Chevelle SS 396, which wisely doesn't make any references to the 396's LS6 big brother. Hey, maybe the G8amino will have hood pins as a factory option! » 3/17/08 12:45pm 3/17/08 12:45pm

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Fuel Door Location, Rear Light Colors Revealed

These new photos of a disguised 2009 Chevy Camaro reveal for the first time the location of the fuel door in the right rear quarter panel. It had been rumored the gas cap would be upward facing, as on the concept. Also evident in these photos are amber turn signals in the rear fascia. These shots were taken in… » 1/31/08 8:00pm 1/31/08 8:00pm

Want The Game's Chevelle SS 454?

We all know that a genuine numbers-matching '70 big-block Chevelle is worth beaucoup bucks, way more than you'd pay for Grandma's 6-banger Chevelle with a crate 502 dropped in. And some say that celebrity-owned cars have that extra something special that fattens the price. So, if L.A. rapper The Game's ex-Chevelle is… » 1/30/08 12:30pm 1/30/08 12:30pm

1968 Pontiac GTO

This is actually the car that inspired the Down on the Street series in the first place; it parks in my neighborhood, and every time I passed it I'd say to myself: "Hey, the Jalopnik readers would probably like this car." Then I realized such cars were all over town. But parking is tough in this downtown 'hood, and… » 8/28/07 9:30am 8/28/07 9:30am

A Neat, Tough Package: 1968 Ford Torino GT

The mysteries of marketing can be confounding. Take this ad for the '68 Ford Torino GT- here's a car that's clearly designed to win the hearts of sunburned gentlemen in the former CSA who like the feel of a four-speed shift knob in one hand and a cold beer in the other as they roar off to the infield scene at the… » 5/07/07 5:00pm 5/07/07 5:00pm

We'll Give You Eight Bucks: 18K Dodge Dart


Leaving the New York Auto Show last week, several of the Jalops were approached by a enterprising Town Car driver. The gypsy-cabbie offered to bring us downtown for the princely sum of $45. Spinelli bid this soon-to-be-hapless hack to look for another sucker a guy with a carnation in his lapel to cough up the 45… » 4/12/07 3:00pm 4/12/07 3:00pm

Yaaaaawn: Which Muscle Cars Are You Bored With?

Preposition-ending headline notwithstanding, this is our question of the day. Seriously, people. Detroit only made so many muscle cars during the 1960s and early 1970s, and they've all been clinging to our consciousness like jobless brothers-in-law for 40 years. Now that anything from the era's become a nostalgia… » 12/27/06 8:56am 12/27/06 8:56am

The Muscle Car Wars Are On! Chrysler's Vines Fires A Salvo At Chevy PR…


Looks like this Muscle Car "cold war" just turned hot — and just in time for the world's largest single-day classic car cruise. To recap — earlier today at a Chrysler Group press event, the PR peeps from Chevy made a point of letting the Chrysler folks know that they were stepping on the Generals turf by driving… » 8/15/06 5:50pm 8/15/06 5:50pm