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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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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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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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition

Every Model Since 1967

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760353360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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For over fifty years, the Chevy Camaro has defined American performance. 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. This lavishly illustrated book details all six generations of the Camaro's production run. 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. If it's Camaro, it's here.
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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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Chevy Chevelle Fifty Years

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346534

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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Presents a half-century retrospective of one of the best, fastest, strongest, most successful cars ever built, which was equally likely to be transporting families as it was to be drag racing other muscle cars in the street.
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The Complete Book of Camaro

Every Model Since 1967

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760339619

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

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Starting with the original 1965 concept car, code-named Panther, the Camaro was more than just a Mustang-fighter. It forever raised the bar for the high-performance muscle car. The Complete Book of Camaro covers over 40 years of high performance with an in-depth look at the prototypes and experimental models, the anniversary and pace cars, and the specialty packages for street and competition driving. The Complete Book of Camaro is a thorough illustrated history of all five generations of Chevrolet’s pony car. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on Chevrolet’s most beloved muscle car.
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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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Pontiac GTO 50 Years

The Original Muscle Car

Author: Darwin Holmstrom,David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347115

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

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The car that launched the muscle car era and gave the Baby Boomers highspeed wings; this is the most uptodate GTO history in the current book market.
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