5 Great Automotive Gifts for Muscle Car Fans
An exciting time in automotive history was the era of the muscle car and many of us here at North Star Collision Repair Inc. were able to experience it. They were big, loud and extremely powerful vehicles and we still often see them here in Orangevale, CA—either the old classics or many of the newer ones that are now back in production.
Although many people trace back the first muscle car to 1949 with the introduction of the Oldsmobile Rocket 88, it was during the sixties and seventies their popularity really took off and became part of American pop culture. It seemed like every year car manufacturers like Chevy, Ford and Chrysler would outdo each other when it came to power and styling.
The 1967 Pontiac GTO, 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda and 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 are just a few favorites for those who are feeling nostalgic out there. Today, enthusiasts come out in droves to see these high-performance machines at car shows, street fairs and even auctions.
Need a gift for the muscle car fan in your life? Here are a few ideas to consider:
1.) Auto Timing Chain and Gears Clock
Created by California artist Steven Shaver, this unique clock is made from reclaimed car parts. Shaver calls it “part art” and said he was inspired by domestic car parts buried in junk parts that looked like sculpture.
2.) Top Muscle Car Books
A beautiful book is always a good gift choice. Some of the most unusual cars on earth are featured in Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade; and The All-American Muscle Car: The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars gives an expansive overview of these iconic cars.
3.) Liberty Classics Hemi Top Fuel Dragster Engine Replica
This 1/6 scale die cast replica of a custom Chevy Street Rod engine is constructed of metal and has plastic injected, resin and wire accessories. There is a removable oval air cleaner and a ribbed blower belt that turns the blower, crankshaft and idler pulleys.
4.) Remote Control Muscle Car
What’s the next best thing to owning a muscle car? A remote control version, like the Super 5 Ford Mustang Boss 429. The 1:16 scale version has working head and tail lights, chrome wheels and runs on AA batteries. Get ready to roll!
5.) Personalized Sign, Mug or T-Shirt
You can’t go wrong with something personalized. There is an abundance of muscle car gift ideas you can add a name to, whether it is a garage sign, mug or t-shirt with their favorite vehicle.
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