Camaro

Fifty Years of Chevy Performance

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350345

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the first fifty years of Chevrolet's iconic Camaro through fascinating photography, history, and commentary about this legendary pony car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Chevrolet attained some success with its sporty Corvair Monza. Ford responded first with a sportier Falcon, then with its grand-slam, home-run pony car, the Mustang. At first, Chevrolet hesitated to abandon the technologically advanced Corvair, but when it finally entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Camaro instantly became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. When muscle cars went dormant for a generation, it was once again the classic pony cars that jump-started American performance. The battle that raged between Camaro and Mustang in the 1980s rejuvenated the US auto industry's interest in high-performance muscle cars. The Camaro lost its way in the 1990s, with Chevrolet pursuing technological advances and Ford pursuing classic American muscle. As was the case in the 1960s, Ford's muscular pony car trounced Chevrolet's technologically advanced sporty car in the race that mattered most: showroom sales. The Mustang thrived while the Camaro left the scene. Fortunately, that departure was only temporary. Chevrolet introduced a twenty-first-century Camaro in 2010, and it has become one of Chevrolet's most popular models. With stunning photography from author Mike Mueller and never-before-seen archival photography from partner General Motors, Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the Camaro's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle-car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, the sad decline of the 1990s, and the triumphant rebirth of the new car in this new millennium.
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Chevy Small-Block V-8

50 Years of High Performance

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321034

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Mike Mueller. Since its introduction in 1955, the Chevrolet small-block V-8 has been one of America's most popular, powerful, and desirable engines. Small-blocks have powered everything from Corvettes and hot rods to family sedans, stock cars, drag racers, Trans-Am cars, and racing boats. It remains the leading performance engine of choice and today generates as much as 450 horsepower in Corvettes. Chevy Small-Block V-8 50 Years of High Performance traces the long, rich history of this milestone powerplant. The detailed chronological record is complemented by sidebars that spotlight the engineers who created the engine and cover its place in pop culture, racing, and important cars. All of Chevrolet's premier, small-block-powered vehicles are featured, including Tri-Chevys ('55, '56, '57), Corvette, Camaro, Chevelle, Impala, pickups, and more.
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The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars

1955-1974

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035233X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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"The Complete Book of Classic Chevy Muscle Cars covers the primary muscle and performance cars produced by Chevrolet in the 60s and 70s, such as the Camaro and Malibu"--
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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition

Every Model Since 1967

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760359806

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition profiles every model of Camaro from 1967 to the start of the fifth generation. See it all here. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition continues the story of America's premier performance car. In 2016, the sixth-generation Camaro rolled off production lines and roared onto America's highways, earning best-in-class accolades from all over the performance spectrum. Renowned automotive photographer and historian David Newhardt is here to tell the Camaro's story. This is a Camaro book like no other. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition covers the entire production history of Chevrolet's iconic muscle car, from the original concept car (codenamed Panther) to the latest and greatest sixth-generation vehicle. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro showcases every model of Camaro since 1967 in stunning detail, using original and GM archival photography as well as insider interviews and technical specifications. The original model was developed to fight the Mustang in the muscle car wars of the late 1960s; the second-gen cars became icons of American automotive styling in the 1970s; the third-gen cars helped lead a muscle car renaissance in the 1980s; the refined fourth-gen cars continued to demonstrate GM's prowess and engineering know-how through 2002; the fifth-gen Camaro brought back the iconic nameplate in 2010; and now the latest generation has debuted to rave reviews in 2016. This book also features all the production vehicles, prototypes, show cars, anniversary editions, pace cars, and more from the vibrant Camaro culture.
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The Complete Book of Corvette

Every Model Since 1953

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760365212

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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The Complete Book of Corvette is the ultimate reference to every production Corvette offered since 1953 including the all-new mid-engine Corvette Stingray.
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Camaro Forty Years

Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760328163

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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On the eve of the introduction of the first Camaro of the twenty-first century, this big book chronicles the rich history of an American muscle-car era icon. Here, accompanied by fabulous photographs of the models that made history, is the full story of Camaro’s forty years. Beginning with Chevrolet's race in the Sixties to capture the emerging youth market, the book follows Chevrolet’s efforts to come up with a car that could out-muscle the Mustang. The Camaro was that car, and in the years after its introduction in 1967, it set some of the most important performance marks in American automotive history. The classics of the muscle-car era are here--the RS, SS, Z/28, and IROC-Z--along with the models that jumpstarted a new era of American performance in the 1980s. In flashing color and fine detail, Camaro Forty Years captures the innovations and fierce competition, the changes in style and technology that make the story of this legendary car a part of the American automotive story--now opening a new chapter. See Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466/
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Muscle Car Source Book

All the Facts, Figures, Statistics, and Production Numbers

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034857X

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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"Muscle Car Source Book is a muscle car buff's encyclopedia that chronicles the how's why's, and when's of American muscle car manufacturers like Dodge, Plymouth, Ford, and more"--
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Chevy SS

The Super Sport Story

Author: Robert Genat

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 0760342970

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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On the 1957 auto show circuit, Chevrolet unveiled a show car based on its Corvette and dubbed it the “Super Sport.” The performance car world took one look and never looked back. A combination of styling and performance upgrades, the SS package could turn something as mundane as a six-cylinder Malibu into the fire-breathing Chevelle SS396. This book traces the long line of legendary SS models, from Chevy’s Super Sport version of its popular Impala, which marked the dawn of the muscle car era, to today’s Impala SS. Featuring the work of acclaimed photo ace David Newhardt, Chevy SS: The Super Sport Story provides a close-up, detailed, full-color look at such classic muscle cars as the Chevelle, the El Camino, the Malibu, and the Monte Carlo as well as today's hot Camaro SS. The book is a fittingly elegant celebration of the cars that redefined “high performance” and defined an era.
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Camaro

Five Generations of Performance

Author: Darwin Holmstrom,David Newhardt,Ed Welburn

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760340188

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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A visual history of the Camaro traces Chevrolet's efforts to capture the 1960s youth market and compete with the Mustang, describing classic models including the IROC-Z while assessing the Camaro's influence on car design and culture. Original.
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Chevy C/K Pickups 1960-87: An Illustrated History

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583883594

Category: Transportation

Page: 126

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​The first three generations (1960-1987) of Chevy's popular C/K pickups are the most popular, affordable, and collectible pickups on the market today. High production numbers means used parts are easy to find and there is a large aftermarket for reproduction parts. The first-generation 1960 model year of Chevy C/K pickups was launched in the fall of 1959 with a new body style and designation system. The "C" designation in front of the series number denoted a two-wheel drive system while a "K" designation indicated a 4-wheel drive setup. This new truck featured many firsts; the most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, which allowed the cab to sit lower and the change to independent front suspension, giving the trucks an almost car-like ride. The second-generation C/K debuted in 1967 with a major redesign that earned it the nickname "Action Line." At this time, GM began to add comfort and conveniences to a line-up that had previously been for work purposes only. These trucks have proven extremely popular with collectors thanks to the attractive styling and excellent driveability. The third-generation debuted in 1973 and was produced through 1987. This generation had a completely new total redesign. Due to a relatively smooth appearance created to encourage better aerodynamics and fuel economy, these trucks came to be known as the "rounded-line" generation. Noted Chevy writer Mike Mueller combines his folksy writing style with deep research to provide the collector with an easy-to-read overview of what makes these pickups so special. In addition to detailed coverage of the three distinct generations, Chevy C/K Pickups 1960-87: An illustrated History offers shorter feature stories on the Suburban, Chevy's compact pickups, the origin of the Blazer, and the Cameo pickup.
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