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Motor City muscle : the high-powered history of the American muscle car

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Minneapolis : Motorbooks, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edView all editions and formats
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Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, America's car makers fought an unbridled war for street supremacy. Who would have dreams that 20 years later the advent of electronically controlled engine-management systems would make possible the rebirth of the muscle car?
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Mueller
ISBN: 9780760339442 0760339449
OCLC Number: 555658316
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Who put the muscle in musclecar? : defining the breed's era and aura --
Pontiac primes the pump : the musclecar age begins with the GTO --
Buckets o' bolts : mechanical milestones & techno-trivia --
Little ponies & big horses : one size didn't fit all --
Power to the people : performance goes back to basics --
Go speed racer, go! : supercars from super stocks to superbirds --
Wheeler dealers (& one snake) : how'd they do it? Not with volume --
1970 : a season for horsepower --
The signpost up ahead : American performance enters the twilight zone --
An encore performance : the great American musclecar is reborn.
Responsibility: Mike Mueller.

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Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, America's car makers fought an unbridled war for street supremacy. Who would have dreams that 20 years later the advent of electronically controlled engine-management systems would make possible the rebirth of the muscle car?

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