WEEK: AMERICAN (MUSCLE) CARS
25 September 2014 | Story & photos: Nish |
Las Vegas Convention Centre, USA.
I hated American Muscle,
wait, that's a strong word reserved for VW's for me.
Prior to SEMA, I had a strong dislike for American Muscle. The
cars are big, bulky, noisy, heavy on fuel, fast in a straight
line only and can't turn to save their owners lives.
4 Days later at a crazy car show and I was in love.
Being in America, the muscle showing and following at SEMA is
huge. Guys like Chip Foose are considered gods and have to walk
around with security to make it from one point of the show to
Massive wheels, massive engines, insane paint jobs, hot rods,
street rods, low-riders, customs ... SEMA had them all, and I
loved them all!
These days I find myself watching Fast and Loud, Counting Cars,
Street Outlaws, etc, all with a new appreciation for old school
We often find ourselves talking other brands and different forms
of car cultures down depending on our own preferences.
Truth be told that is what makes car cultures great, it comes
in many different forms, each with its own set of unwritten rules.
Each with its own set of loyal followers.
Diversity and ever changing styles being the key. We, at RACEWEB
are thankful for this because the alternative is too hard to consider.
If we had actually listened to Henry Ford, we'd all be driving
black cars today. And I for one know that keeping a black car
clean is a nightmare.
Check out our article tomorrow on some of
the best builds in the world from the guys over at Liberty Walk.