Whatever happened to the good old muscle car? You know what happened to them, the imports took over!
Back years ago you could find what is now considered a classic on every street corner. These days when you stop at a red light you see a Honda, Toyota, or some sort of American made car that should say Honda or Toyota! People have sure changed, and for the most part it’s not good for us hotrodders. Young teenagers used to get excited about taking out dads Camaro, Mustang, or Cuda, nowadays they’re excited to take out the 4-door Civic. In case you youngsters didn’t know, a 4-door Honda Civic is not a fast muscle car, nor will it beat one in the ¼ mile. So what do they do to make their car “faster”? They put a 6″ exhaust tip, and fiberglass hood on it and fly around making as much buzzing noise as they can!!!
As if that were not bad enough, car manufacturers like GM discontinue cars like the Camaro and Firebird and come out with cars like the Cobalt. Did you know they sell the Cobalt with factory “hop-ups” so you don’t have to do the work of making it look and sound ridiculous? Just look at the Chevy Impala, does that even resemble an Impala? The only cars GM has that are even remotely quick are the over priced Corvette and the GTO, which is not too bad. I applaud Ford for continuing to make Mustangs, and Dodge for bringing back the Charger, but is that all you got? I’ll never understand Americans who continue to buy these “imports”, and spend time working on them, just to make them uglier than they already are and probably slower. I don’t intend to criticize anyone, but if I did too bad.
by David Tishko