Welcome to our site, full of news, articles, information and fun facts about everything to do with the high-octane world of classic sports cars. If you enjoy the roar of a V8 engine, then stay right here. Modern sports racing vehicles have been precision engineered for speed and safety, but nothing beats the look, sound or charisma of the original American muscle cars, or the raw adrenaline of stock car racing like the legendary NASCAR.
To an outsider, it might seem like all motorsports are much of a muchness, but true fans know that nothing could be further from the truth. Muscle car racing is a very different animal to Formula 1, and it attracts another type of spectator. F1 rules in Europe, where the event can be more about champagne and caviar than the racing. In America and Australia, the car is the star and there’s no time for sipping Moët; a NASCAR fan is happier with a beer and a burger.
Muscle cars such as the legendary Ford T-Bird are an American tradition. They date back to the glory days of early automobiles and the drag-racing counterculture and were romanticised and immortalised in songs by the likes of The Beach Boys. Originally customised road automobiles, fitted with V8 engines for more power, muscle cars were the direct forerunners of the modern stock racing vehicles. They have enjoyed a chequered history, having declined in popularity during the 1970s, when the requirements for cleaner engines forced most off the road.
Happily, the tradition of stock cars didn’t die, and the original muscle cars also started to make a comeback in the 1980s, when new engines gave these iconic automobiles fresh life. These days, new muscle cars are even being produced. These vehicles represent an irresistible slice of Americana, and they are loved by young and old alike.