Was there a better time for lovers of American cars than the late 1960s? Historically, it was a perfect storm for the Detroit automakers. The kids born to WWII vets had grown up and were ready for their first cars, and they didn't want what their parents were driving. Imports hadn't glutted the market. Governmental regulations hadn't yet begun to enforce safety standards. Gas was cheap. Driving was fun. And pony cars were just right for this moment in time.
The snow is still flying in much of the country and many of our beloved classics are in the midst of their winter slumbers while we dream of warm weather and open roads. Sound familiar? If it does, the next best thing to driving a classic car is talking about them, so today we are going to take on a topic that you can carry on with your buddies over a cold one in the garage...the origins, definition, and history of the muscle car.