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  • Hello! I am Mr. Noital...
    and I Know Everything About Muscle Cars

    As everyone pretty well realizes, I am the world-renowned Mr. Noital.
    I know pretty much everything about everything. The only question is... how much do you know?
    Let's start by finding out how much you know about Muscle Cars.

  • What was America's first Muscle Car?




    Answer: The Oldsmobile Rocket 88 with it's 303 cubic inch overhead valve V-8 engine.

  • In what year was the American Muscle Car (the Oldsmobile Rocket 88) introduced?





    Answer: 1949

  • What two mechanical contributions significantly changed the Muscle Car industry?




    Answer: The Chrysler Corporation Hemi and
    the Chevrolet small-block V8.

  • What auto related ban put a temporary halt to Muscle Cars?


    Answer: The muscle car industry came to a momentary stop when the Automobile Manufacturers Association banned factory-sponsored racing in 1957.

  • What was the reason for the factory-sponsored racing ban?

    Answer: The ban was in response to an accident at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. A driver's car crashed and the car’s fuel tank exploded into flames. The accident resulted in 84 deaths (mostly spectators). The most catastrophic accident in motorsports history.

  • In what year was the ban lifted?




    Answer: 1963

  • What Muscle Car had a 13 second quarter-mile drag-strip run?




    Answer: The 1962 Dodge Dart

  • In what year was the very popular Pontiac Tempest GTO released?

    And what was the window sticker price?


    Answer: In 1964 and $3,200



  • What other popular Muscle Car was released in 1964?


    Answer: The Ford Mustang (actually referred to as the 1964 1/2)

  • In what year was the first Corvette Muscle Car produced?



    Answer: No year because, contrary to popular belief, the Corvettes of the 1960s era were not considered muscle or pony cars.

  • What were the 3 main government restrictions in the early 70s that significantly downgraded the performance of the muscle cars.


    Answers:
    1. The government established new emission limits so that auto manufacturers had to produce engines that ran on low-lead fuel.

    2. Manufacturers detuned the powerful engines of the 1960s to meet the government standards.

    3. New federal motor vehicle safety standards forced automakers to change to heavier bumpers and sturdier metals adding weight and cutting performance.

  • What is the best Muscle Car of all time?



    Answer: They all are!