X Newsletter Sign Up. Then OPEC reared its ugly head, putting the final nail in the muscle car coffin. The following two tabs change content below. Best described as a Mopar skunkworks car driven by a local mechanic, Jimmy Addison, this GTX featured components that were not available to the general public. I prefer to receive internal offers and promotions.
Nationals at the Detroit Dragway.
Woodward Avenue History
Between those two iconic drive-ins were many others to cruise through. Young men who once wanted to build a hot rod saw the factory performance cars as a shortcut. Then OPEC reared its ugly head, putting the final nail in the muscle car coffin. By the mid s every manufacturer offered some species of performance car. Both ROADKILL and Dodge want enthusiasts to enjoy performance driving in a safe, controlled environment, run by professionals with vehicle safety inspections, driver evaluations and track safety. Woodward was a perfect storm, carwise, with a combination of a wide, mile-long boulevard, drive-ins dotting the landscape, and an automotive-loving crowd. Add to that cheap gas and balmy summer nights, and you had a Disneyland for young men.