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Old 03-26-2007, 06:09 PM
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The year the muscle car ended?

The year the muscle car ended?

Hot August Nights is just around the corner and once again I’m more than a bit irritated. The cut-off for entry is 72 and older vehicles. I’ve emailed them about moving up the cut-off but they respond the with “We had (name redacted) research the last of the muscle car and 1972 was it.” I realize that a lot of people feel the smog era ended the muscle car era. What I fail to understand is why this precludes cars after 72 from participating. This is the criterion:

“To participate with your car in Official Hot August Nights car activities (Nightly Cruising, Show-n-Shines, Daily Show-n-Shined, Parade, Poker Run) your car must be registered through Hot August Nights. The Event is only open to registered vehicles that are 1972 and older American Cars and Pickup Size Trucks, Emergency Vehicles plus European Classics that fall under the above stated criteria.”

This makes a Nash Metropolitan, a bone stock Model T or any other car or truck manufactured before 72 eligible. Correct me if I am wrong but neither are “Muscle Cars”. My understanding “Muscle Cars” were from about 1963 to 1972 when the last of the non-smog cars rolled off the line.

My irritation comes from them allowing 50 years of vehicles prior to 63, many of which would not be close to “Muscle Car” status without some serious work under the hood. Why do they use "Muscle Car" as the cut off. It would be one thing to say the cut off is "72" because we do not feel anything after this date should participate but they choose to use the "Muscle Car" criterion but allowing plenty of non-muscle cars to participate.


Okay I’m done whining. Go ahead and start flaming away

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:27 PM
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Want my unbiased opinion?....Didn't think so, but here it is.........A muscle car is a small or intermediate sized car that has a Big Block in it........pre 72........as, even the big blocks sucked after that......from the factory anyways.............
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post 70-71 is when it died. heavy smogger regulations.
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Be patient. They will advance the year and/or change the name when they realise they can make more money by admitting more cars. It worked for Good Guys.
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Be patient. They will advance the year and/or change the name when they realise they can make more money by admitting more cars. It worked for Good Guys.

Exactly.....
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