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American Muscle – Modified Madness Exhibit Opens to Public
December 11, 2015
Back by popular demand”¦with a twist”¦based on the enthusiastic response we’ve received from thousands of visitors, the American Muscle exhibit has been extended with an entirely new set of muscle cars in American Muscle – Modified Madness. Modified Madness is about “restomod” muscle cars from 1964 – 1972 that have been contemporized in appearance and/or performance.
The story of the American muscle car started with John Z. DeLorean when he imagined an untapped market for young people looking for ever-increasing power and performance. The 1964 Pontiac GTO became the first salvo from General Motors in a performance and horsepower war that waged until the onset of the environmental regulations in the early 1970’s.
But the story didn’t end there. Great muscle cars from this era are arguably “the” vehicle of choice amongst “Restomod” custom car builders today. Restomod, cars are that have been contemporized in appearance and/or performance, are the latest expression in the Hot Rod tradition.