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What is your favorite car of the '60s?

So, a new feature we are playing with is a picture contest and this is an example of that. Post a picture, and it will create a thumbnail at the top. Vote on the post and the order of thumbnails will change by the number of votes received.
 

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Chevrolet has always done a great job of supporting hot-rodders, and their aftermarket products were fairly cheap and easy to bolt on. Hence the ongoing love for the 350 small-block.
That was the true beauty of GM. Parts from their various divisions were interchangeable. I had a 77 monza spyder The intake came of a
68 olds 442 and the headers came off a 69 pontiac firebird. Junkyards were literally gold mines for shopping back in my hot rodding days
 

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Thing is not one of these cars out of the factory could touch a new V-8 Camaro or Challenger. I’ve driven quite a few 60’s muscle cars, even hemi that was put into a Coronet. None would beat a new SS Camaro. While the back end was going up in smoke and trying to get traction, the SS would be. 1/4 of the way down the track. Even my full race Ram Air IV that my father in law dropped into a 75 Trans Am would’ve been tough to beat it.
There were numerous homologated race cars (production packages sold in the exact volume to qualify for their "production" racing class) that were faster back in the day , that's just not accurate .
 
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That was the true beauty of GM. Parts from their various divisions were interchangeable. I had a 77 monza spyder The intake came of a
68 olds 442 and the headers came off a 69 pontiac firebird. Junkyards were literally gold mines for shopping back in my hot rodding days
You had Chevy , and you had BOP (buickoldspontiac). Mopar was all Mopar ...
 

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That's fair since neither the new V-8 Camaro nor the new Challenger could out corner the average Japanese sedan. :)
Half true ... The Challenger , in all forms , is a sled but the newest badass Camaro , I want to say ZL1 ? (don't quote me...) is quite an impressive road car for the genre , you'd have to go pretty high end Japanese to compete ...


ZL1 1LE


and now I just feel dirty ...
 
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My first car was a Corvair and then a 66 Ford Mustang with 289 engine and 3 speed transmission. I loved that Mustang, but I totaled it after flipping it at a small country road bridge. I then got a Dodge Dart GT.
 

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My first car was a Corvair and then a 66 Ford Mustang with 289 engine and 3 speed transmission. I loved that Mustang, but I totaled it after flipping it at a small country road bridge. I then got a Dodge Dart GT.
You say it like flipping a car at a bridge is no big deal. :hihi:
 

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You say it like flipping a car at a bridge is no big deal. :hihi:
Surprisingly I did not get hurt except for aches and pains. I hit some loose gravel while going around a curve too fast and away I went. The car ended up facing the opposite direction, right side up and on the opposite side of the bridge. The roof was crushed and one side was crushed from hitting a wooden bridge support. After the car was towed to the wrecking yard the engine cranked right up.
 

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You had Chevy , and you had BOP (buickoldspontiac). Mopar was all Mopar ...
true, but try finding parts for the Mopar back in the 70's, The small block chevy was the engine of choice at the drag strip I used to
hand around ;)
 

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Half true ... The Challenger , in all forms , is a sled but the newest badass Camaro , I want to say ZL1 ? (don't quote me...) is quite an impressive road car for the genre , you'd have to go pretty high end Japanese to compete ...


ZL1 1LE


and now I just feel dirty ...

Have they added independent rear suspension to the Camaro yet? I know they finally added it to the Mustang a couple years ago.

Anyway, I'm kind of biased. I drive a Mazda MX-5. I can't keep up with a Camaro in a quarter mile, but I guarantee I'll out corner it.
 

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true, but try finding parts for the Mopar back in the 70's, The small block chevy was the engine of choice at the drag strip I used to
hand around ;)
The small block chevrolet earned that rep more through ubiquity of all the variations moreso than interchangeability . Mopar Performance (Direct Connection back then) has led the way in performance parts and availability and again , the interchangeability , basically any big block from anything fits , big car , motorhome , industrial wedge motors , other than application specific accessories , everything goes .
In drag racing , small blocks are for tiny tiny cars , grown ups run big blocks ... Non hemi Mopar big blocks are , even today , the cheapest and most interchangeable big blocks . Of course the Hemi is the standard by which all are judged ...
 

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Have they added independent rear suspension to the Camaro yet? I know they finally added it to the Mustang a couple years ago.

Anyway, I'm kind of biased. I drive a Mazda MX-5. I can't keep up with a Camaro in a quarter mile, but I guarantee I'll out corner it.
I'm guessing you didn't click , absolutely no chance you run lap times anywhere close to that car in a miata ... It's a 5 link with active electro magnetic shocks and adjustable bars ...
I get it , Miatas are fun , but that's just silly . This is not Billy Joe's Camaro from back in the day .
MX-5 skidpad averaged .91g , very respectable . The ZL1 1LE averaged 1.12 , it would pass you at will at any point on the track .
 
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Have they added independent rear suspension to the Camaro yet? I know they finally added it to the Mustang a couple years ago.

Anyway, I'm kind of biased. I drive a Mazda MX-5. I can't keep up with a Camaro in a quarter mile, but I guarantee I'll out-corner it.
In 2010 they did add independent rear suspension...it can probably out-corner your MX-5....not by much though.A 1LE, however, will though.
 

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