A very small , but significant change that began in 1970 model year is the Ranchero no longer has a "Torino" or "Fairlane" badging above the glove box; instead, the badge is either "Ranchero" or "Ranchero GT." Other, exterior changes for 1970 and '71 include a slight point in the grills center and from a side view the model is more aerodynamic with smooth, flowing lines-coke body styling. There is also the addition of a fourth trim option in 1970; it is the plushly outfitted "Squire" or "woody"-sporting woodgrain applique on the dash along the exterior, down the sides, from bumper to bumper, like the Country Squire station wagon.
A 10,000-mile Olds W-30 still wearing its 1971-era tires. An 11,000-mile Hemi ’Cuda that in 1970 was a present to a high school student for good grades. A 1968 Camaro SS350 that didn’t see the light of day for some 30 years and has just 7,000 miles on the odometer. These are just some of the fascinating stories behind the unrestored original cars parked in the Vintage Certification area of the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.
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Lost among the peril and frenzy at Indianapolis last weekend, two young Americans made history 4300 miles east at the Nürburgring. A pair of Californians, a northerner on pole and a southerner in Victory Lane, gave the old Stars and Stripes a good workout over Memorial Day weekend.
Bay Area product Jeff Westphal topped qualifying in his SCG003C supercar, marking the first time an American has taken pole at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in the 45 years since its formation. Alongside the young Grand-Am and IMSA veteran on the front row, SoCal’s Connor De Phillippi secured second in his Audi R8 LMS GT3 to lead the field of 160 cars into a weekend of relentless adventure at Green Hell.
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The model first released last 2013 and earned the label as that one Camaro that harbored the classic features of muscle cars from all the models in the lineup. During the debut of the 2018 Chevrolet ZL1 1LE, it was announced that the model is not only the type of muscle car that is track-capable but is also good for burnouts with its updated engine.
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