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Ep 54 - Rich Truesdell, Mark Fletcher, and

"1970 Maximum Muscle" Pt. 2

Rich Truesdell and Mark Fletcher return to finish their conversation about the history, design, and impact of the American Muscle Car on automotive history.

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Image Courtesy of Quarto Drives

Robert gets things going right away by asking Rich and Mark what muscle cars they'd each put in their imaginary garages--which yields some surprising answers (0:31). Then Robert asks the two authors to detail the history of the hemi engine and how that translates into the collector market (11:30) and Rich introduces the topic of cars that were owned by soldier's who never returned from Vietnam and the importance of telling those stories (14:58).

Then, Robert asks Rich and Mark to share some of their surprising finds while researching the book (23:57) and to speculate a bit on the future of muscle cars and the automotive industry entire (28:43). Finally, the authors share where you can find them and their writings (30:37).

If you pre-order Rich & Mark's book now through the March 30th publication date, you can get a set of classic muscle car images. Details here: https://www.quartoknows.com/blog/quartodrives/1970-maximum-muscle-pre-order-get-free-bonus-content.

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