WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

Nothing screams 70s muscle more to me than a mustache-wearing Burt Reynolds tearing down the highway in a 1977 Pontiac Firebird! The 70s were filled with excess and muscle cars were not designed to save gas, conserve space or save lives. They were designed for speed, looks, and not much else.

The 70s was one of those rare times when everyone seemed to be able to afford a great car. Or if they couldn’t buy one, everyone seemed to be an expert at building or repairing a great car. My father owned several great cars in his younger years one of which was a red Jaguar. I’ll never forget the look of the vehicle forever burnt into my young mind. He even built a wooden kid-sized version that I could play with (it weighed a ton, so not much, but it looked really cool!).

I feel if I had any real expendable income, I would love to find the original Jag. But right now, I am rocking a Pumpkin Orange HHR from 2007. Finest of the vans/cars/triangles that have ever graced the streets. Features include plenty of ground in filth, a crushed side door, and a gathering of standard bottom-edge rust. Ahhh but it is still the best car I have ever owned…. ironically.

Here are just a few of the cream of the crop of 70s muscle cars:


  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

    Wow, this car is wild. There’s something sci-fi and racecar all in one package. Less than 2,000 examples of the car were ever built, only 58 of which featured a 426 cu in Hemi V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburettors.

    In this video, avid car collectors Jeff Dunham and Jay Leno take the Superbird out for a ride.

  • 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible

    On motortrend.com, one of the ultra-rare 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertibles could sell at auction for upwards of 6 million. There were only 12 of the car originally made. Assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan and 5 were sent overseas.

  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird

    “What we’re dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law”Buford T. Justice.

    Sheriff Justice tried so hard to catch Bo “Bandit” Darville ( Burt Reynolds) and Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Jerry Reed). And we enjoyed every minute of it! But one of the stars was also the beautiful 1977 Pontiac Firebird in the film. Designed as a “pony” car to compete with the Ford Mustang.

  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

    Introduced by Chevrolet between the years from 1964 to 1978. The Chevelle Super Sport was Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car ring. And if you didn’t catch Tom Cruise flying a fighter jet this Friday in Maverick, then check him out in Reacher in a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS!

  • 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    Technically produced in 1969, but was also made in 1970. Finding one of these is like a dream come true muscle car easter egg hunt.

  • Autorama 2022

    Did you get a chance to pop on by Autorama 2022 this year? We did and check out all these classic cars:

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