America’s first muscle car which inspired America’s first rock n’ roll song
In this video we look at the remains of an aqua green Oldsmobile 88, known as the Rocket 88 because of its big Rocket V-8 engine.
Manufacturing began in 1949, and I think this is a 1951 model — somebody correct me in comments if I’m wrong. The combination of light body and huge engine made this one of the fastest cars in America at the time — in fact many people consider it to be the first muscle car.
And oddly enough, this car inspired what is widely also thought to be the first rock n roll song too — “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston. You can watch that video below. It will get you moving!
Fine art photographs of rusty antique cars
You’ll find a lot of black and white photographs of rusty old cars on my website (screen shot below). These old automobiles in various states of decay are a favorite subject not only because of the nostalgia factor, but also because they have so much character and texture.
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