Muscle car maniacs: not everyone who is shopping for your holiday gifts can afford that Holley Dominator carburetor you need for your hot rod, so why not add something a little more affordable to your list?
Something like the coffee table book Day One, from muscle car era participant Marty Schorr. For those of us who where around to experience the arrival of some of the most legendary machines in automotive history, Schorr puts us in the driver’s seat by relaying his first-hand experiences with the most incredible muscle cars.
That means not only factory machines, but also custom builds from the likes of Balwin-Motion, Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, Royal Pontiac and Tasca Ford.
Day One includes cars like Pontiac’s 1962-‘63 lightweight Super-Duty 421 street car and Chevy’s ‘63 427 Mystery Motor Impala.
Ford had the 1963 1/2 427/425 Galaxie fastback, and Chrysler introduced the first 426 Street Hemi.
These incredible rides and more populate the pages of Day One, taking us back to times many of us missed.
So here’s your chance to catch up on what it was like when these iconic muscle cars debuted and how they were to drive, thanks to a man who tested them all himself back in the day.
Day One is $45, from Motorbooks publishing.