How much do you know about classic American muscle cars?
by John Miller
Before the days of fuel efficiency ratings and airbags, there were muscle cars, the brawny spawn of Detroit car makers. How much do you remember about these muscular American classics?

What's a "muscle car"?

  • a high-performance car
  • a car with very bouncy shocks
  • a car driven by a steroid user

Classic American muscle cars were built mostly for _____.

  • track racing
  • straight-line speed
  • the streets of Tokyo

What sort of muscle car was the "The Dukes of Hazzard's" General Lee?

  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Pinto

The first muscle cars became popular in which decade?

  • 1940s
  • 1960s
  • 1980s

The Plymoth Barracuda is often simply known as what?

  • the 'Cuda
  • the Shark
  • the Tuna

The Chevy Camaro was introduced as a direct competitor to which car?

  • Pontiac GTO
  • HemiCuda
  • Ford Mustang

The Oldsmobile 442 was officially called ____.

  • the 4-4-2
  • the four-banger
  • the Studebaker

The Shelby is a variant of which popular muscle car?

  • Dodge Charger
  • Chevy Corvette
  • Ford Mustang

Which manufacturer offered a famous muscle car called the GTO?

  • Ford
  • AMC
  • Pontiac

What does "GTO" stand for?

  • Grand Touring Offroader
  • Gran Turismo Omologato
  • Gross Turd Odor

Chevy produced muscle cars in an "SS" variant. What did the SS stand for?

  • Sickening Speed
  • Super Sport
  • Sexy Shadow

Which car maker produced the GTX?

  • Pontiac
  • Plymouth
  • Chrysler

What was an obvious visual feature of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird?

  • shooting flames
  • a huge rear wing
  • jet engines

All first generation Camaros were built in the United States?

  • true
  • false

Which manufacturer introduced the Torino?

  • Chevy
  • Ford
  • Plymouth

Which muscle car has a "Boss" version?

  • Mustang
  • Camaro
  • Cyclone

The Chevy II muscle car is better known as the _____.

  • Nova
  • Camaro
  • Corvette

What was one of the defining features of the Chevy Nova SS?

  • it was very small
  • it was gigantic
  • it only came in purple

The third generation Chevrolet El Camino had how much horsepower?

  • 200 hp
  • 300 hp
  • 450 hp

Which muscle car also comes in a "Cobra" variant?

  • Mustang
  • Corvette
  • Torino

Which of the following muscle cars came first?

  • Ford Mustang
  • Plymouth Barracuda
  • Dodge Stealth

Why did the 1964 Dodge 426 Hemi have no sound dampening features?

  • to make it louder
  • to make it lighter
  • to make it annoying to drive

The very first Camaro was offered in how many versions?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 7

What sort of engine did the 1967 Camaro Super Sport have?

  • 4-cylinder
  • 6-cylinder
  • 8-cylinder

Which company produced the "Super Bee"?

  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Ferrari

Why were some versions of the Super Bee called the "Super Bee Six Pack"?

  • they had double-barrel carbs
  • they had four tailpipes
  • they came with free beer

The Plymouth Barracuda was almost named what?

  • Polar Bear
  • Python
  • Panda

Which muscle car was offered in a special version called "The Judge"?

  • Pontiac GTO
  • Plymouth GTX
  • Chevy Nova

The 1970 Chevelle SS 454 base model produced how much horsepower?

  • 360 hp
  • 420 hp
  • 550 hp

Which car maker produced the Demon?

  • Chevy
  • Dodge
  • Pontiac