Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit The book Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit by Jim Wangers is a comprehensive look at Pontiac Motor Division in its heyday through the eyes of its chief advertiser. The rise and fall of the pop culture fad of muscle cars at Pontiac and its fall during the early 1970’s is explained in this book from a man who played a large part in Pontiac’s success. There are many candid stories and little known facts presented by the author to precisely let the reader understand the thoughts of Pontiac and how it accomplished its goal of selling overly fast cars to our nations youth. Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion ruled Detroit is an interesting and enjoyable guide to Pontiac’s heyday through the author’s personal experiences and explanations about Pontiac muscle cars. Many of Jim Wangers personal experiences were very fascinating and made the book very tough to put down.
The rest came from a new facility devoted to Corvettes in St. Louis which had the capability to build 10,000 cars a year. The MSRP for the Base model was $3,498 which included an AM radio and a heater. Since the body was fiberglass the antenna was incorporated in the trunk lid which wouldn’t have been possible with a conventional steel body. Other GM marques featured a V8 engine but they weren’t willing to share. Though reaction to Corvette as a show car was strong... ... middle of paper ... ...ertible and was given a purple and yellow paintjob.
One such creation by Ford is their 590 HP "Super Stallion." The car features a 590 HP engine which burns alcohol instead of regular pump gas. Jack Keebler noted from Motor Trend Magazine, "The way to a fast time is to launch this pony at no more than 1,600 RPM, gently feeding in the throttle as the big 265/40/ZR18 Goodyear's churn at the edge of traction. Full throttle is impossible until you're well into third gear, but its still one helluva hand full to drive" (40 - 45). That is the newest creation from the M... ... middle of paper ... ...yers every year.
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Henry Ford said “You can have a car any color you want as long as it is black”. The color is the one biggest factor you use to select your car., Japanese cars had two coat applications and provided metallic or metal flake paints which caught the consumer’s eye. This process also included larger vehicles such as fire trucks and airplanes. In the late 1980 laws concerning paints were changed due to the “volatile organic compounds” in them. Consumers typically keep their new cars for five years, so the paint has to last.
It was a big hunk of purebred, American muscle car, dammit. I picked out a nice shiny new one, called the bank and drove home in my new wheels. I decided to spring for all the bells and whistles; leather, CD player, alarm system, keyless entry, etc. I figured that if this car was going to run as long as my last Impala it should be well-equipped. As I was admiring the view from my office in the Financial Center, the phone rang.
You shift the car into first gear and begin to creep forward to the drag strip. You pull up to the starting line and wait. Looking over to the right and seeing your opponent eagerly awaiting the race in his red 1968 Camaro brings excitement. Overhead on the loudspeakers an announcer calls, “Up next, is a 1968 Camaro going against a 1965 Mustang Fastback. The Camaro is fitted with a 327 cubic inch engine and puts out about 210 horses while the Mustang has a 302 cubic inch high powered engine which cranks out 230 horsepower.
Which is alloy rims, rapped in 15 inch Michelins and a chrome dress up kit for the engine and exterior along with wood dress for the interior. You gain some speed with some help from a racing series transmission, from Empi motor sports. The price is $18,495, plus 6% sales tax. Taking the car to a total of $19,604. But, remember that in the state of PA it is illegal to drive without insurance on you automobile.
(3) The first car in people’s life. (4) Use air cooled engine New Beetle: (1) include modern standard package in the car such an A/C, CD changer, airbags (2) Offers German excellent engineering design for good handling to improve driving performance. (3) In 1994 consumers linked emotional to new Beetle after North American International Auto Show (Wikipedia.org). (4) Link people’s feeling and position it in fashionable compact.
I liked the vehicle so much I bought a 1970 SS El Camino of my own and I have been restoring it for 2 years now. My plan is to get it back onto the drag strip and race. I kept the G body and a lot of stock parts but the rear end and the heads and valve covers. The El Camino was a great invention by Chevrolet to help citizens have the luxury of a car and the load capacity of a truck. Works Cited http://www.elcaminocentral.com/articles/hist/hist.html http://www.chevyhardcore.com/features/car-features/bowtie-breakthroughs-the-history-of-the-64-87-el-camino/ http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/chevrolet-elcamino/chevrolet-elcamino-history.shtml