All parties concerned became heroes. Wangers became close friends with DeLorean and, working together, there came a long string of performance Pontiacs that revolutionized the street scene.
Pontiac: The Performance Years represents a compilation of the best of three volumes covering the peak years of musclecar performance. The books were first published as part of the Quicksilver Supercar Series in the early 1980s. Out of print for decades, original editions of the books are coveted by collectors and rarely come up for sale. Not content to let collectors have all the fun, we’ve brought them back to provide a unique window into musclecar history.
Pontiac is the brand that brought us the GTO in 1964 and created a whole new market segment: Supercars. First an option in 1964-1965 and then a full model line in 1966, the GTO was the first of the Supercar genre and was supported by incredibly creative marketing programs, in-your-face advertising, and almost endless option lists. Today we call vintage GTOs and competitive mid-size models with high-profile trim and large displacement, high-horsepower engines “musclecars.” Back then, though, it was the Supercar Sixties, and Pontiac started it all! Pontiac: The Performance Years is packed with a treasure trove of period photography and information from Pontiac engineering, specialty marketers like Royal Pontiac (Bobcat), and factory and private racecar builders.
by Martyn L. Schorr || paperback || 218 pages
We created this nostalgic Mopar tribute by working with original factory documents, notes taken at press previews, and during road testing and interviews with engineers and racers.
From the early 1960s through the mid-1970s, Dodge and Plymouth supercars and ponycars defined “ultimate performance” on the street, drag strips, and NASCAR’s high-speed tracks. Mopar: The Performance Years provides detailed specs, driving impressions, technical data, and fantastic period photos of the Chrysler Corporation’s greatest muscle cars. The books were published originally as part of the Quicksilver Supercar Series. Out of print for more than two decades, original editions of the books are coveted by collectors and rarely come up for sale. Not content to let collectors have all the fun, we’ve brought them back to provide a unique window into muscle car history.
For musclecar fans, each page in Mopar: The Performance Years is like finding another present under the Christmas tree. Featured cars include: Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Road Runner, Daytona, and Dart; you’ll also find coverage of unique cars and racers like the Little Red Wagon, Trans-Am Challenger, the Golden Commandos, the Ramchargers, Richard Petty, Sox & Martin, A.J. Foyt, and Sam Posey. And, of course, there’s wealth of information on Mopar’s famous engines, from the Hemi to the Wedge and beyond. The original Quicksilver Supercar series Mopar books: Volume 1, ISBN 0-940346-09-5 Volume 2, ISBN 0-940346-17-6 Volume 3, ISBN 0-940346-22-2
by Martyn L. Schorr || paperback || 198 pages