Category: Car History

Ford Fairlane Grows Up in 1966

What’s a shock tower and why was this important? Ford, who called themselves “the Total Performance Brand”, was caught napping. On the track, they were going head to head with the Mopar Hemi, on the street, their 427 big car was perceived as the be all end all in stop light performance. But the appearance  of the GTO and the rest of the GM brand’s response in 1965 was to put a 400 CID V-8 in a mid size car.

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Buick Grand National & GNX – Performance from an Economy V-6

Discover the origins of the powerful Buick Grand National and GNX, which started out as an economy V-6 engine developed from a Buick Aluminum V-8. Learn about the evolution of the Buick Regal, from personal luxury coupe to full model line and how the Grand National was born from the Regal. Find out how the Grand National and GNX made their mark in NASCAR racing and became iconic performance cars.

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