American Muscle Cars Outsell Hybrids in May

The Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang together outsold all hybrids in the U.S. market for the month of May. With fuel prices skyrocketing and the cost for a gallon of gas around $4, many would think this is absurd. However with advancements in technology, the fuel economy efforts by GM, Ford and Chrysler have made these models far more efficient than in the past. And besides, Spring is the perfect season to buy a summer toy.

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Texas School Rewards Good Grades With a Chevy Camaro

Schools looking to improve the grades of their students should learn a lesson from Northwest ISD. The Texas high school holds an annual car giveaway with two other neighboring schools, and this year’s prize was a shiny new Chevy Camaro.

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2013 Shelby GT500 to Top Camaro ZL1 With 600-HP

The introduction of the Camaro ZL1 didn’t bring balance to the muscle car wars, it has only reignited them. According to sources inside Ford, the 2013 version of the Shelby GT500 will up its output some more, this time laying down 600-hp.

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Saleen Performance Vehicles Will Stop Producing Mustangs

Saleen Performance Vehicles announced that it will end production of their Saleen Mustang vehicles in order to focus on aftermarket parts. The final vehicle, a 2011 Saleen S302, will end a lineage that stretches back to 1983. Production will end in the third quarter of 2011.

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Chrysler Trademarks 'Cuda' Name, Sparking Rumors of Legendary Muscle Car's Return

At this year’s SEMA Show, Dodge boss Ralph Gilles hinted that he’s looking to bring back the Cuda, a car that just came another step closer to production with Chrysler having just registered the name.

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Sub Lime 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Stroked to 8.1-Liters; And It Could Be Yours

If you’ve got a bit of cash burning a hole in your pocket and absolutely love the 1970 Dodge Charger then this is one example you should take a look at.

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Dodge to Resurrect Plymouth Barracuda

With the introduction of the new 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 at the SEMA Show last week, Dodge brand boss and Chrysler design chief Ralf Gilles dropped a bit hint at the return of the Plymouth Barracuda.

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2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 To Debut At SEMA

Chrysler‘s Mopar division will unveil a new slate of vehicles at the 2010 SEMA show, with an updated Dodge Challenger SRT-8 as the brand’s star debut.

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2011 Dodge Challenger Officially Revealed With 305-HP Pentastar V6

With pretty much all the data on the new 2011 Challenger having already been leaked, Dodge has now dropped the official info, confirming the arrival of the more powerful and efficient Pentastar V6 as the new base engine. With a total of 305-hp and 268 ft-lbs of torque the base Challenger gains 55-hp and 18 ft-lbs over last year’s model. This also puts the Challenger in the same numbers gave as its two major competitors with the Camaro boasting 312-hp and the Mustang with 305-hp (although the Stangd weights 400 lbs less).

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Chrysler Recalls 26,000 Vehicles Over Fire Risk

Chrysler is recalling 26,397 vehicles over fault power steering hoses that could leak and cause a fire. Vehicles affected include the 2010 Chrysler 300, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Dodge Challenger.

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RM Auctions to Sell-Off One of the World's Largest Muscle Car Collections

Back during the first muscle car collection boom in the 1980s, the two big collections everybody knew about were Otis Chandler’s in the West and Milton Robson’s in the East.

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Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71 Official Pictures Revealed

The Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71 has finally been officially revealed, and the car looks, well, just like the concept renderings we brought you not long ago. With a supercharged 5.0L V8, full Recaro bucket seats, a custom paint job and a Ford Racing handling pack, this one-off Mustang is like nothing else ever produced. The vehicle will be auctioned off for charity Thursday, July 29th at 7:30 PM (Central Time) at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds benefit EAA’s (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles program, a foundation that Ford has supported for the past 15 years.

Gallery: Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71

Hit the jump to read the official press release

[Source: Motorwad]

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Mecum Auction in Des Moines Proved Collectibles Can Be Affordable

In the world of collector car auctions, it often seems that you need a sizable wad of cash to play. Well at Mecum’s Des Moines Auction, held on July 16-17, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, it proved to be quite the opposite, as there were a number of good deals to be had on what can be considered some fairly desirable classic cars

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Dodge Mopar '10 Challenger First Pictures Revealed

Dodge has revealed pics of its all new Mopar ’10 Challenger special edition. For those with short memories for special edition muscle cars, the Mopar ’10 Challenger is pretty identical to a standard Challenger R/T, but gets  a cold-air intake, front and rear strut tower braces, 20″ forged wheels, hood pins, unique badging. The car will only be painted in Brilliant Black with Red, Blue or Silver striping. Mopar ’10 is $38,000 for an automatic transmission and $39,000 for a manual transmission. Both prices include $750 for destination.

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RM Pulls in $6.9 Million at San Diego Auction With 100% Sell Through

For those into muscle cars, June 19th at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego proved to be a high point of the year, as 102 cars; many of them prime Detroit performance machines from the late-1960s and early-1970s went under the gavel. The auction included a number of high profile Corvettes and Pontiacs, including cars from Jim Wanger’s own private collection.

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