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Muscle Car UK in Top 5 of Car Dealer Awards!

Author Elise  |  18th January 2021

Muscle Car UK is delighted to announce that our Managing Director Paul Bennett was shortlisted in the Car Dealer Awards! Paul has been in the business for over thirty years, during which purchasing Pilgrim Motorsports and bringing Muscle Car UK into being were just two of his notable achievements in the field.  If Paul is about one thing, it’s cars and their essence. His ability to communicate ...

The Story of 20th-Century Midas: Carroll Shelby

Author Elise  |  18th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden Carroll Hall Shelby was a man of rare racing talent and vision, the like of which had not been seen before or since in the automotive industry. He had the self-belief to approach Ford Motor Company with the idea of building a race car that would beat the seemingly unstoppable Corvette. Carroll Shelby cars, like the AC Cobra and Shelby Mustang, were a winning ...

Classic Ford Maverick Review—Classic Muscle Car Review 2020

Author Elise  |  15th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden Maverick definition: An unorthodox/independent person who acts free from constraints and organisational guidelines.  The Ford nameplate refers to an unbranded form of cattle. Maverick also applies to the free-roaming mustang and Ford’s pony car, a symbol of the pioneering spirit of the American west. Ford’s compact car, Maverick (Americas, 1969-1977), was an instant success that would unexpectedly rival the Ford Mustang. Not to be confused ...

Drag Racing in the UK—Nostalgia Super Stock

Author Elise  |  13th January 2021

By Charlie Fuller In 2019 I had one goal. It was to buy my dream car: a classic 1966 Ford Mustang. I hunted everywhere, from shows to dealers and online. I was convinced that Mopar Euro Nationals was going to be the place. Ultimately, I found mine on eBay and it was only 40 miles away.  Later that year I joined The Watts Shop Facebook group, where ...

Muscle Car UK’s Baby Driver Film Review

Author Elise  |  11th January 2021

By Niamh Smith When I first walked out of the cinema after seeing Baby Driver, I immediately declared it my new favourite film. The combination of an amazing soundtrack, perfect for an old soul like me, along with engine-revving high-action scenes just made for such a good watch, so much so that I went and saw it a second time on the big screen. Three years on, ...

Auto Express Car Magazine Review

Author Elise  |  8th January 2021

By Jamie Wills Many motoring magazine publishers live under a class delusion. They imagine their readers reside in a Hampshire pile and go to work in a Jaguar F-Type. They foresee city boys buying a Porsche 911 Carrera. They appeal to enthusiasts who own a separate garage in which to undertake a five-year Chevy Camero restoration project. Reality for many, of course, is cheaper. Whilst a feature ...

Pontiac Firebird – Classic Muscle Car Review 2020

Author Elise  |  6th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden The mythical Firebird appears in cultures around the world. Slavic folklore tells of a prophetic glowing bird from a distant land; beautiful and dangerous, it is simultaneously a blessing and harbinger of doom to its captor.  Meanwhile, Ancient Greek mythology records a Phoenix, an immortal bird that regenerates from fiery ashes and has come to symbolise renewal. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am’s decal is arguably ...

A Short History of Hot Rods and Drag Racing in the UK

Author Elise  |  4th January 2021

By Niamh Smith What are Hot Rods and What is Drag Racing? What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘hot rod’? Do you think of a Model A Ford with a custom flame paint job, a ‘55 Chevy with a tri-power, or a factory-ready hot rod, perhaps a 429ci Cobra Jet Mustang. The hot rod ideal is different for everyone. Put simply, hot rods are ...

Evo Magazine Review – Muscle Car UK Car Magazine Review

Author Elise  |  18th December 2020

By Jamie Wills Evo likes Porsche. Of its 23 Car of the Year Awards, Porsche has won 12. Ten of those victories have gone to Porsche 911s. Porsche has also been runner-up four times. Yes, Evo likes a Porsche. This preference tells the reader where Evo, the high-performance car magazine ‘devoted to the thrill of driving’, is coming from. It is a magazine that celebrates road-going supercars ...

How Much For a 1967 Eleanor Mustang?

Author Elise  |  16th December 2020

By Niamh Smith Reasons Behind The Madness There are not many movie cars as coveted and sought after as an Eleanor Ford Mustang, especially a 1967 Mustang fastback. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars in cinematic history to muscle car fans all over the globe, and because of this cult fame, you can even now buy licensed replicas for a high price tag ...

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