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 |  Feb 14 2012, 7:31 PM

Rick Treworgy is our kind of guy; he’s spent much of his life restoring cars. Presently he has a collection of roughly 225 vehicles. His assortment is so massive that he had to buy a now-defunct Walmart to house them all.

Willing to share what he’s done over the years with the general public, Treworgy now runs what he calls “Muscle City”, a collection of American classics that date back all the way to 1931. There is even a section full of “restomods,” cars that are built the way he believed they should have been built back in the day. He says all the cars in Muscle City are mechanically sound, meaning that Treworgy could take any one of them out for a spin if he wanted to, which earns extra bonus points from us.

Check out the news clip showcasing Muscle City after the jump.

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 |  Jan 29 2012, 12:00 PM

Daniel O’Grady runs a website called Japanese Castle Explorer, where he documents and shares his experiences while exploring all of Japan’s historical castles. O’Grady is an Australian who also clearly has a passion for classic American muscle, for when he came across this lot of rusted vintage American muscle cars, he couldn’t help but share his pain with the world.

This cemetery of American awesomeness is located in Kurume City on Kyushu Island and the collection of cars seems to be unrelated to last year’s tragic earthquake and tsunami. No, these classics were left to rot long before.

O’Grady goes through each vehicle highlighting them one by one, with several Chevy Corvettes, classic Camaros, Ford Mustangs and even a Pontiac Trans Am. It’s a shame that such history has been left to just rot and become rusted. Our assumption would be that some members of the American military had them shipped over there and perhaps they were abandoned once their deployment ended. It’s even more strange though that they’ve just been sitting there untouched for who knows how many years.

Check out the video below.

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 |  Jan 16 2012, 5:15 PM

When fashion is influenced by the automotive industry, anything can happen. Take the 2012 spring shoe collection from Prada – you’ll be putting your best foot forward in heels that were inspired by classic American cars.

When two wonderful, iconic things come together, only good can come of the pairing. And we love the fashion statement these Prada shoes are making. Taking styling cues from 1950s hot rods, these shoes are adorned with spoilers, wings, lights, chrome accents and flames.

There’s no word on how much these shoes will cost, but since they are Prada creations, chances are you’ll need to take out a car loan to afford them.

GALLERY: Prada Shoe Collection