[Episode 4 | 1978 : Mike]
Mike discusses the validity of a Datsun as a 'muscle car' with his friend Ben. He visits the 'Tippy' to acquire some spare parts that Ben has requested and is introduced to the 1971 Ford GT-HO that the Tippy is remodelling.
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'XB', '351-GT', '250ci', 'six-cylinder' ... what do these things mean? To a car enthusiast, it all makes sense. The 'muscle cars' of the 1960s and 1970s were flamboyant racing machines, attracting a large community of enthusiasts.
Cars have had a dramatic impact on our natural environment. Air quality is compromised, greenhouse gases are emitted, and there is evidence of the overuse of natural resources and noise pollution. Muscle cars are regarded as not being environmentally friendly.
This clip shows how some men and boys are obsessed by cars, particularly performance cars. The passion for cars presents a language of its own.