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Steve Magnante, also known as Steve Mags, was born in 1964, at the tail end of the Baby Boom era. Ever since his mother gave him his first Hot Wheels toy car at age 8, Steve has been infatuated with all things automotive. Steve has made his passion a career, first by writing for nationally circulated car magazines like Hot Rod, Car Craft, Muscle Car Review, Mopar Muscle, Chrysler Power and others as well as hosting automotive TV shows like Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold, Rides Reunited, Classic Ca ...
 
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Learn what’s under the Superbird and Charger Daytona fender scoops, where to find torque boxes, what lies beneath 1969 Dart 440 GTS hood emblems and more, more, more! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://ww…
 
Steve discusses Dodge Legend and Lore including what actor Tom Selleck had to do with Dodge Magnums and “Magnum P.I.”, how many Hemis went into four door bodies and how to verify a Max Wedge convertible. Convertible? Yes, Dodge built Max Wedge convertibles! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealer…
 
The show transitions from Plymouth Number Crunching and Press Commentary to Dodge Legend and Lore with another thirteen groovy factoids for you. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/13404…
 
Steve compares 1969 Hemi Road Runner and Pontiac Ram Air IV GTO pricing and production numbers and lots more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
Steve explores the successes of Plymouth’s “beeper” and other high Plymouth performance milestones. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve describes the 1976 Volare’s novel transvers torsion bar front suspension, what prompted the use of front disc brakes on 1967 Hemi cars, and more! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the s…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve corrects an error in Fact Number 648 regarding full size C-body rear axle types and explores ultra-rare Plymouth engines like the aluminum block Slant Six, A925 DOHC Doomsday Hemi, A279 Ball Stud Hemi and more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve tells why no Volares (or Aspens) ever got factory dual exhaust, why a Jeep Wrangler body was bolted to a Prowler, if a Road Runner station wagon was ever offered and a lot, lot more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve reveals the origins of the most famous Barracuda funny cars, proves how fast a Hemi Superbird really wasn’t, the truth behind full size 426 Street Hemi production car program, which full size Plymouth Fury was offered with the 440 Six Barrel, and a bunch more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve transitions the show out of the last Ford and Mercury Number Crunching and Press Commentary facts and into the Plymouth world with comparisons of Cougar and Mustang production numbers, how Dyno Don Nicholson heated a 428 Cobra Jet powered 1968 Cougar XR-7 GT’s tires for better e.t.’s and then groove on Plymouth f…
 
Steve continues to explore FORD and MERCURY engine and driveline facts like what made the front brakes on the1965 427 SOHC cammer powered Mustangs and COMET CYCLONES so different. Why the 1979 CAPRI and ZEPHYR TURBO GT rear drum brakes wont attract a magnet and much more...Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and…
 
Hear what car magazine editors felt about the hottest Mercurys and what made the DeTomaso Mangusta too much of a good thing on this on this episode of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show Podcast! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Supp…
 
Learn why Mercury toyed with aluminum disc brake rotors and which American V8 was first to claim 400 horsepower on this episode of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show Podcast! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest muscle car and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTANE CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https…
 
Learn what made the 1966 and ’67 Comet Cyclone hood so exotic – and frustrating, how Mercury proposed to fend off the Mopar Wing Car invasion and how the 1969 Mustang Boss 429 hood scoop differs from the 1969 Cougar Eliminator, plus a bunch more! Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)저자 Christopher Roberts
 
In this show, Steve transitions from Ford Facts to Mercury Facts from his 2013 book: “Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts” In this episode learn how many different ways Fo-Mo-Co delivered on the 7-liter V8 promise, how Ford’s modern OHC V8 families evolved from the groundbreaking 1965 427 SOHC and lots more. Support the show (https://www.buzzspr…
 
Steve’s away this week co-hosting the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona (be sure to tune in on FYI and A&E!). While he’s away, listen to his 2011 telephone interview with BIG DADDY DON GARLITS on the birth of the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. And yes, Shirley makes an appearance. Brought to you by our sponsor AUTOWOR…
 
While Steve is away co-hosting the televised Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona (tune in on FYI and A&E!), listen to his 1997 telephone interview with John Force Racing crew chief and Chi-Town Hustler legend - AUSTIN COIL - on how he built a $75,000 dynamometer to test superchargers before installing them and going racing.…
 
Steve transitions to the “Number Crunching / Press Commentary” section in the Ford chapter of his book, “Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts”. Learn why Ford transit trucks drove the equivalent distance of 12 round trips to the Moon during the Fox Mustang convertible program, how Ford pulled 700 pounds out of the 1963-1/2 427 Galaxie lightweight…
 
Steve reads from the “Suspension and Brakes” section of the Ford chapter in his book “Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle car facts” and shares facts about Shelby wheels, Thunderbolt suspension modifications and a whole lot more! Brought to you by our sponsor AUTOWORLDSTORE.COM. Use promo code "STEVE" for a 10% discount!! Support the show (https://www.buz…
 
Learn why Ford’s 1960 352 High Performance engine was Detroit’s first super stock engine, how Ford kept the 1969-’70 Boss 302 from over-revving, and a whole lot more about Ford muscle machinery. Don't forget to check out our sponsors website AUTOWORLDSTORE.COM and use promo code "STEVE" to order your personnel FORD muscle car !! Support the show (h…
 
Steve tells why every 1969 Torino Talladega got an open differential, what made 2003-2004 Mustang SVT Cobra connecting rods special and a bunch of other Ford factoids. Brought to you by our sponsor AUTOWORLDSTORE.COM. Use promo code "STEVE" for a 10% discount!! Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
Eighteen frisky Ford facts including why Ford painted the 1976 Starsky and Hutch Torino's TWICE, why the 1994 Mustang hood grew a barrel shaped profile, the long and winding route taken by every 1983-1993 Fox Mustang convertible from factory to completion and a lot, lot more. Brought to you by Autoworldstore.com. Support the show (https://www.buzzs…
 
Fourteen Ford Facts including how close Ford came to naming the 2003-2004 Mustang SVT Cobra the “Terminator”, The almost-was Boss 429 Galaxie, what engines powered the original Starsky and Hutch TV cop cars and a whole lot more. Sponsored by Autoworldstore.com. Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
A 1997 telephone interview between Steve Magnante and Don Williamson, second owner of the legendary Brutus 1965 altered wheelbase funny car. Williamson describes the circumstances that led to near destruction of Brutus during a 1968 accident at the Irwindale Dragstrip. Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
A 1997 telephone interview between Steve Magnante and Lew Arrington, owner and builder of the legendary Brutus 1965 GTO altered wheelbase funny car. Arrington passed away in 2008 but his legacy lives on. Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)저자 Christopher Roberts
 
Description: In this episode, Steve delivers 26 final Buick Facts from the Suspension and Brakes and Number Crunching / Press Commentary segments of his book; Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts. Get ready FORD fanatics your next !! Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)저자 Christopher Roberts
 
Listen to Steve Magnante’s 1996 telephone interview with Detroit street racing legend Jimmy Addison as Steve gathers information for a magazine article he wrote for the October 1996 issue of Mopar Action magazine. Addison’s 1967 Hemi GTX was factory-backed and went undefeated on the Woodward Avenue street race scene. Listen as Addison describes how…
 
Like episodes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Episode 12 focuses on Pontiac muscle car history, but its’ also the last Pontiac episode before the podcast – and the book (Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts) – shift over to 200 Oldsmobile facts. In this final Pontiac episode, author Steve Magnante narrates Facts 186 through 200, revealing how the transmissi…
 
Episode 11 covers facts 170 through 185 from the Pontiac chapter of the book: Steve Magnante’s 1001Muscle car facts. In this episode, Steve discusses the merits of Pontiac’s various aluminum brake drum options, what went into Pontiacs Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS) system of the 1970’s, the surprising fact that far more 4-speed 1969 Trans Am’s were …
 
Continuing the Pontiac muscle car coverage started in Episodes 7, 8 and 9, episode 10 covers Facts 152 through 169 of the book; Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle car Facts with explorations into how Pontiac sized clutch disc diameters to match vehicle weight and engine torque output, what it took to create the 194.5 cubic inch Tempest four cylinder engi…
 
Like episodes 7 and 8, episode 9 continues the Pontiac coverage as Steve reads facts 134 through 151 from his book; Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle car Facts. In this episode, Steve tells how many GTO’s were built with factory-issued Ram Air equipment, how Pontiac engineers merged two Corvair Powerglide transaxles to create the four-speed Powershift t…
 
Pontiac- Pontiac- Pontiac. This episode Steve continues to tell facts about how the Pontiac 326 really started out as a 336 which was 10 cubes oversize. How the 1974 GTO had the only operational shaker hood that year. And how Burt Reynolds needed a little help with Nitrous Oxide during the Smokey and the Bandit movie. That and a whole lot more comi…
 
Ok PONTIAC fans here we go!! Steve will talk about how Pontiac won over the hearts of the youth market. Pontiac offered aluminum exhaust manifolds? How Monkees Mike Nesmith and Jimi Hendrix were Pontiac buddies. That and a whole lot more don't miss it... Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
Ok Chevy fans this is the last episode on Chevy special facts for a bit, but don't fret this is just the beginning. Mags talks about the Corvette XP819 rear engine proto-type. More Z-28 production totals and early V8 history. That and a whole lot more on the Steve Mags Muscle Car Show!!! Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
In Episode 5 Steve talks about what kind of spare tires came with the 1982 Chevy Camaro. The very special rear shocks that the SS454 Monte Carlo utilized and How the 1963 Z-11 combatted brake fade. This and a whole lot more cool facts that you probably never knew. Are you as smart as Steve Mags? Listen to find out. Support the show (https://www.buz…
 
In Episode FOUR of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show, learn what allowed Chevrolet’s 1991 454SS muscle truck to jump from an already-aggressive 3.73:1 rear axle ratio to an even wilder 4.10:1 gear set, how to quickly differentiate a 348 w-Motor from a so-fine-409, how 1968 Camaros with over 300 horsepower solved axle hop, plus a whole lot more. Suppor…
 
Episode three serves up another 15 facts on Chevrolet body, interior and driveline history including the truth about the 348 / 409 W-engine’s use in trucks and passenger cars, the slight difference between 1980’s Monte Carlo SS coupe and Aerocoupe trunk spoilers and why 1966 Chevelle SS396 owners who ordered factory tachometers often walked with a …
 
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