The muscle car is the most coveted collector car today. These were the dream cars of America's baby boomer generation who came of age during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s. American Icon chronicles the allure and evolution of the production cars sold to anyone who craved dominating performance. Each episode tells the story of a period during the muscle car era, beginning with the origins of the fire-breathing cars and ending with their demise due to government regulation, insurance costs and the gas crisis
Detroit's post war performance cars prior to 1964.
A chronicle of the Pontiac Temptest with the GTO package and the powerful 426 cubic inch race Hemi engine.
A-body cars from all four GM divisions.
The classic muscle car formula and street supremacy is challenged by Ford and GM pony cars.
Aero developments from NASCAR begin to appear on the street.
MOPAR vies for pony car supremacy in the mid-sixties.
Chrysler's HEMI race engines are made available to the public in the mid 1960's
Late 60's street beasts from Dodge and Plymouth.
Muscle begins to creep into unlikely cars.
GM models offer flashy colors and various levels of oomph under the hood.
American Motors enters the muscle-car arena; Chrysler E-body.
Special-order, high-performance cars and other factory-authorized vehicles.