I've mentioned the MCACN-series cars before so I won’t belabor that again except to point out that they have a backer card with a photo of the actual car from the show which helps show off the effort JL puts in to match the exact factory paint—a little detail that makes these cars much more satisfying for collectors. As to the car selections themselves, it’s a nice mix of later-era muscle car model years: a pair of 1969s, a pair of ’70s, a ’72, and a ’73. There's also a nice variety of makes, with two Pontiacs, a Chevy, a Ford, and the aforementioned Dodge and AMC.
1969 DODGE DART GTS
This little Mopar was originally owner Adrianna Straub’s grandfather’s car, but he sold it after a few years. The family bought it back for him as a gift 20 years later and restored it, and it has stayed in the family ever since. She races it regularly in the Pure Stock Drags so it is both fast and delightfully factory-correct in B3 Light Blue (JL actually puts the paint swatch and code on the bottom of the card!) The hood callouts are too small for me to read but her car is a 340 and you can raise the hood and see it depicted nicely in 1:64. The car has painted steel wheels with chrome poverty caps and red-line tires.
1970 AMC REBEL MACHINE
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RALLY CAR REVOLUTION
30 YEARS THAT REINVENTED THE SPORT OF RALLYING
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CORVETTE: EVERY MODEL SINCE 1953
The Corvette is known the world over as “America’s Sports Car.” With eight generations spanning seven decades, the Vette has a lot of history behind it and there is much to learn— and much to celebrate—about this iconic machine. As the title of the book by Mike Mueller makes plain, The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953 is here to help readers do both. Newly revised and updated to include the 2020 C8 Corvette, this volume provides excellent context on how the Vette has evolved into the world-class supercar that it is today.
Maisto - 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
A mid-engine makeover makes the C8 great
JOHNNY LIGHTNING DOES REAL MUSCLE IN MINIATURE
I had plans well underway for the big “Bargain Muscle Cars” feature story in this issue (p18) when I saw this lineup for the new Muscle Cars USA 2020 Release 3 from JL. I already knew I would be talking about the Dodge Dart GTS and AMC Rebel Machine, so I figured I’d just plunder those two cars from this set for that story and be all set. But then my conscience kicked in. Both because the other four cars in the set deserve their moment in the sun, and because they are all based on actual cars from the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show it just makes sense to talk about them together.
HOT WHEELS LIFE SIZE
Hot Wheels has been having full-size versions of its iconic 1:64 diecast cars made since 1998, and lots of fans have gotten to see them at various car shows and events like the Hot Wheels Legends Tours. But most of those appearances were static displays. About a year ago Hot Wheels decided to give fans a chance to see what it was like to drive the cars in its Garage of Legends by teaming up with MotorTrend’s streaming network to produce a series of episodes highlighting six of the most popular—and outrageous—creations.
BARGAIN MUSCLE CARS
The evolution of affordable performance
GT Spirit - LB Works vs Roush Stage 3 Mustangs
Form vs function for Ford’s muscle car icon
AUTOART - 2018 TOYOTA CENTURY
1:18 | $230 | no. 78762
THE Z-CAR A TO Z
50 Years of Nissan’s Quintessential Sports Car
The '55 Chevy Gasser is not slowing down
It seems the old adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same” still rings true, especially for the Hot Wheels `55 Chevy Gasser! The Gasser has been in the spotlight continuously from the moment it was released, and it shows no sign of slowing down. First released in 2013, this high-riding 1955 Chevy Bel Air was designed by Brendon Vetuskey.
Design icon Ralph Gilles mind melds with SpeedKore for a next-gen Mopar.
THE LONG GOODBYE 2021 DODGE SUPER STOCK DRAG TEST
If the ICE age is ending, the long goodbye starts now.
GAS-POWERED MUSCLE CARS DRIVE INTO THE SUNSET, TURN ELECTRIC
Thundering gas-powered muscle cars, for decades a fixture of American culture, will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries.
What if the thing you’re trying to hide is actually your greatest asset? Walking Dead star (and restaurateur, book publisher, and TV producer) NORMAN REEDUS knows all about that.
THE DEADLY AND DANGEROUS LIFE OF THE MAN WHO INVENTED WYATT EARP
Get Out of Dodge!
SINCE DODGE CITY WAS FOUNDED 150 YEARS AGO, THE KANSAS COWTOWN IS STILL THE REIGNING QUEEN OF THE WEST.
The Affordable-sports-sedan Segment Isn't for Everyone, but It's Definitely for Us
Decades ago, meals looked very different. People would scarf down something called creamed chipped beef, then, without missing a beat, mix canned tuna with Jell-O to create a tuna mold.
The story of the invisible car and the silver Durango
My wife called it “the invisible car.” We bought it in 2002 after the third or fourth unsuccessful attempt at getting Ford to honor warranty work on her ’00 Focus ZTS. We finally gave up and traded it in on a super-low-mileage ’99 Toyota Camry.
Bronco Options, a New Four-speed, an Alternative to the Divorced 'case, and More From 1966
As Four Wheeler magazine is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2022, our nostalgia levels remain high and we dove into the archives. With no particular rhyme or reason, we flipped open the October 1966 edition of the magazine, landing on these highlights from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge.
Trailing Them North
Follow the Western Cattle Trail from Bandera, Texas, to Miles City, Montana.