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Old 07 November 2016, 05:31 PM
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DJs were regional powers in their own markets then. A good A & R man could get unknowns on the air. Also Rocket 88 was a hit in 1951 meaning that the engine designation pre-dated muscle cars.
GM had a ban on racing, but they would sell to dealers like Don Yenko in Washington PA who would build cars for the "enthusiast" market--like the Yenko Corvair Stinger--180 hp (at the most expensive end) Corvair for street or track.
And there was the song about Honda motor bikes from the same era--I always thought that was a pure advertisement. Never thought much about GTO.

Ali
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