These machines inspired millions of automotive enthusiasts hungry for performance but many don’t understand the history behind the cars.
The automotive world is full of history in every corner of the world, from the drifters of Japan to the road racers of Germany. Still, one particular nation’s passion for all things automotive exceeds all others. That country is the beautiful United States Of America, and there is undoubtedly a ton of history in our nation’s automotive past. Most people know the US for the great muscle cars and pony cars whose primary concern is the drag strip, but not everybody knows the incredible story behind these power-hungry cars.
The first actual muscle car is thought to have been created in 1949 with the invention of a little-known performance vehicle, the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. This car was incredibly influential in the automotive industry as