What Is A Muscle Car?
Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as “any of a group of American-made 2-door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving” and according to Muscle Cars, a book written by Peter Henshaw, a “muscle car” is “exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry following consumer desire for taking a small car and putting a large displacement engine in it. The muscle car is as American as apple pie, moreover it’s an American past time rivaling that of baseball.
America has long been recognized for automotive it’s production and there was a time when the automotive industry ruled in America. The early years were geared towards productivity as opposed to performance, but such a thing wouldn’t last. The birth of an era known as the horsepower wars reached it’s full glory in 1970. The youth flocked to the showrooms like bugs to a light, and made their way into the driver seats of these mid sized cars. Furthering this development, the manufacturers modified some of them into turn-key drag racers. Consequently, this race to the top has become a way of life and became a marathon of American muscle building still proceeding today.
Bulk Up America
The American muscle car is thriving today. America is currently living a muscle car revival. The cars today closely resemble the cars of the glory days. However, they can be lighter, faster and more fuel efficient. Now that’s awesome. Additionally, the glory day muscle has become more collectible, desirable, and valuable. The market is creating increased desire for performance parts, replacement parts and more. The muscle car is here to stay and its driving the industry. The entire car industry can see it’s imprint. Dig deep America, roll up your sleeves, join the fun and bulk up.