There’s one good thing that came out of the auto industry in the 60s and the 70s – muscle cars. The big companies fought hard for supremacy that resulted in an extensive range of extremely powerful models that still are featured at car shows today.
But which muscle car reigns supreme? Trying to create a top ten, five or even the best three list offers headaches to a number of enthusiasts. Here is my personal top three muscle cars based on number of different criteria including age, horse power, and of course – beauty!
1.The 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 aka The Cobra
Introduced in the year 1967 as a follow up to the GT350, The Shelby GT500 is what made Mustang when it provided a 355 horse power that came out of 428 cubic-inch engine, Designed with the intention of making this car more-usable in regards to road-going, the GT500 was an instant-hit and is still one of the highly sought after models of Mustang’s to this very day. And who could forget “Little Red”?
2.1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS
This car featured a 454 cubic-inches V8 engine, this model offered a phenomenal 450 horse power and was known as the highest in output for production cars, which took the era of muscle cars to its limits. The interior touches with the a combination of wooden panels and leather seats set the standard on beauty.
1.1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZLI 427
This particular model of the Chevrolet’s is known as one of the rarest when it comes to muscle cars made in the US. Only 69 of these cars were ever built and this ZLI came with an outrageous 500 horse power engine This enabled these muscle beasts to increase its speed from 0 to 60 miles an hour in just 5 seconds, The performance of this car is what contributed to its success and this version still maintains a distinction as one of the most powerful and fastest muscle cars ever produced.
While there are many great liquors out there, in general there are three types of liquors that represent the epitome of “being manly.” When you go to your next car show and you really want to impress visitors, food and beverage consultant, Jenny Dorsey, suggests the following three drinks will make you and your car more “manly”.
Is there any drink that has ever been more manly than whiskey? The answer is no. The traditional drink for someone who wants their drink strong but also appreciates the different flavors that can come with a good burn from a strong liquor. While whiskey has its roots in Ireland and Scotland, it has absolutely flourished in the United States, as well.
There are many different types of whiskey, and the taste can vary greatly between brands. Five Star, Johnny Walker, Jameson, and Jack Daniels are just a few of the many popular brands found virtually everywhere. Get a little bit of education and learn the high end from the mixers, and you’ll be able to fully appreciate whiskey, too.
The refined cousin of whiskey, Scotch is often seen as the “gentleman’s version” of whiskey. Made in Scotland, one of the first things to learn is the difference between single malt and double malt and to learn whether you like very clean or peaty tasting Scotch to find one that you can claim as your own.
Moonshine has a reputation (and a kick) that is second to none. Powerful, unrefined, and often famous for being made by an individual with a still as opposed to a large company, being able to handle a few sips of moonshine out of a Mason Jar is a rite of passage in many areas. No reason you can’t hit both sides of the spectrum – the gentleman and the burly man.