1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS

1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS
You can call them Musclecars, Supercars, Ponycars or Sports Cars, but Scott Oldham simply calls ‘em as he sees them: 1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS. 1965 Pontiac GTO Everyone was a car nut in the 1960s. Everyone. Even the peace loving, pot-loving, free-loving hippies. Heck, even the people at the car companies. Men like Enzo, John Z., Carroll, Zora, Butzi, and Sir William. These men built the cars they wanted, not what market research told them. And they built powerful art forms through...
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CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE

CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE
Muscle maven Scott Oldham sets the record straight on Chevy’s RPO options, CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE, starting with the light-heavyweight ’63 Impala SS Z11. Of course, Datsun and Nissan have dibs on the Z-Car moniker - we’re not arguing that. But Chevy was actually there first. The original Datsun 240Z didn’t arrive until 1970, while Chevy’s first Z-Cars, the Z11 427-powered Impalas and Z06 Corvette had become legends seven years earlier. Truth is, by the time Mr. K finally got his sport...
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’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!

’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!
Scott Oldham recalls his GNX driving experience and being the first to be involved in a GNX fender bender. That’s something he’ll never forget. Neither will I. In 1987 I handled media relations for Buick on the east coast, wrote the BUICK GNX book that went with each of the 547 GNXs and had #002 in my New York City press fleet. The first media loan went to Joe Oldham at Popular Mechanics magazine, and son Scott, later to become a respected member of the automotive media community, borrowed it t...
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MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!

MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!
Joe Oldham, who turned smoky burnouts into an art form, has passed away. He was known for sometimes acerbic and always tell-it-like-it-is approach to evaluating high-performance cars during the golden era of Musclecars. Joe Oldham testing a 429/370 CJ/R  Mustang at E-Town, Hi-Performance CARS, April 1971 The enthusiast car hobby (and I) lost a great friend last week when Joe Oldham passed away. Even though he had been retired for a number of years, he was still penning a column for Hemmings Mu...
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