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American Icon the Muscle Car

All Episodes 2011 - 2012

  • Ended
  • Velocity
  • 2011-09-25T01:00:00+01:00
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 25 mins (13 episodes)
  • Documentary
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

13 episodes

1x01 Origins

  • Series Premiere

    2011-12-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Detroit's post war performance cars prior to 1964.

1x02 The HEMI and the GTO

  • 2011-12-13T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A chronicle of the Pontiac Temptest with the GTO package and the powerful 426 cubic inch race Hemi engine.

1x03 GMs a Bodies Roll

  • 2011-12-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A-body cars from all four GM divisions.

1x04 The Pony Cars

  • 2011-12-27T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

The classic muscle car formula and street supremacy is challenged by Ford and GM pony cars.

1x05 NASCAR Style

  • 2012-01-03T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Aero developments from NASCAR begin to appear on the street.

1x06 Chrysler and AMC Pony Cars

  • 2012-01-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

MOPAR vies for pony car supremacy in the mid-sixties.

1x07 The Street HEMI and the a Body

  • 2012-01-17T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Chrysler's HEMI race engines are made available to the public in the mid 1960's

1x08 The Chrysler B Body

  • 2012-03-13T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Late 60's street beasts from Dodge and Plymouth.

1x09 Muscle in Every Size and Shape

  • 2012-03-20T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Muscle begins to creep into unlikely cars.

1x10 GM Goes Big

  • 2012-03-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

GM models offer flashy colors and various levels of oomph under the hood.

1x11 Wild Mopars of 1971

  • 2012-04-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

American Motors enters the muscle-car arena; Chrysler E-body.

1x12 Specials

  • 2012-04-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Special-order, high-performance cars and other factory-authorized vehicles.

1x13 End of an Era

  • 2012-04-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Detroit continues to produce powerful vehicles until the 1970s gas crisis and government regulations bring an end to the muscle-car era.

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