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Robert Kibbe is the owner of TheMuscleCarPlace.com and host of the weekly Muscle Car Place podcast show. He's based in Ames, IA, is married with 3 kids, and still thinks the General Lee is cool.


Is it possible for car guys to get enough car movies? Never! We recently received press notice that yet another muscle car movie will soon hit the screens, only this one has been done in a complete 1970′s throwback style and stars Amer Smith and a ’71 Road Runner!

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It turns out the that the dealers who were already doing 427 swaps into ’67 and ’68 Camaro’s may have paved the way for the famous COPO program!

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With the recent $110,000 sale of the first General Lee at the Barrett-Jackson auction last week it’s no wonder that other General Lee’s are popping up everywhere for sale as well. We recently spotted this General over on eBay for $150,000, only this one is owned by Byron Cherry, Coy Duke himself!

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Ah, the time honored tradition of the burnout. There’s not a gearhead in the world that didn’t practice leaving j-hooks in their high school parking lot, and while we haven’t been in high school for a long time, burnouts still make us smile.

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What does it take to get a stock ’69 Charger R/T to handle like a modern day go-kart? Just two beefy sway bars from Hellwig!

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Every now and then the deals that flow back and forth on eBay baffle us a bit, and this recent auction of a legitimate 440 powered M-Code ’69 Dart GTS may have topped the charts in strangeness. It sold for just $8600 and the new owner received not one, but two rust free Arizona Darts for his money!

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We recently stumbled upon some footage from the old ’80′s motorcycle themed TV show Street Hawk, and it would appear that a former General Lee was driven by none other than a young George Clooney!

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There have been all sorts of famous pilot cars that have gone on to greener pastures, but these two Mopar pilots shown here are a bit more unique than others. The ’71 GTX and ’70 Coronet R/T are both currently part of the Brett Torino Collection and each have a story worth mentioning.

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We recently spotted word from our friends at Autoblog that Chrysler will reveal at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that they’re integrating the 10-speaker Beats™ audio system by Dr. Dre™ into the new 2012 Charger!

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When we spotted this outstandingly cool Star-Car mashup over on culturepopped.com we immediately started to dissect it’s internals and see if we could pull everything out. Can you Star-Car junkies recognize nearly every car they’ve ever seen on screen?

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As children of the ’80′s it’s hard for us to still not become giddy at the thought of driving and owning a real movie car, and perhaps this Back To The Future clone will be just our ticket!

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iPhone and Android programmers, start your engines. OnStar recently started that they will give selected developers access to the OnStar API so that developers can create apps that control everything in the car that OnStar has it’s fingers in. Can anyone say, handheld Camaro tuner?

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And now for something completely different… If you’ve been waiting for the day to read about an LS-powered ’78 Pinto Wagon that has received the full Pro Touring treatment, wait no further!

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Many people say that the high water mark for muscle car styling occurred in 1969. Some refer to the ’69 Camaro, while others might refer to the ’69 Charger, but we happen to think that this ’69 Chevelle ranks right up there when it comes to good looking sheetmetal!

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We recently saw this post over on Hooniverse by a gentleman who was nominating his ’64 Corvair 700 Sedan to be their car of the year, and we’ll be the first to admit that he makes a completely compelling case.

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Ah, the Pro-Touring movement. It’s the gift that keeps on giving for those of us that create daily news that car guys love, and we hope that the gravy train keeps on rolling! Each day we make it a point to peruse the threads over at pro-touring.com and this ’70 Cougar XR7 build really caught our eye!

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