US Postal Service Delivers Muscle Cars Forever

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

Muscle Car Stamp images courtesy US Postal Service

The US Postal Service recently announced the release of a new set of commemorative Forever stamps celebrating five iconic muscle cars from America’s motoring past.

The five vehicles being honored – 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1967 Shelby GT-500, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, and 1970 Chevelle SS – all represent America’s adventurous spirit of the muscle car era as these vehicles rumbled and roared their way into the hearts and minds of driving enthusiasts.

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

Artwork for the stamps was created by Tom Fritz, who said he based his work on photographs of the iconic cars, using bright-colored oil paints on hardboard to attempt to capture the emotive quality of the vehicles.

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

Muscle Cars is the third in the “America on the Move” series issued by the USPS. The first was 50s Sporty Cars in 2005 followed by 50s Fins and Chrome in 2008.

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

1970 Chevelle SS

 

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

 

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

1967 Shelby GT-500

 

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

1966 Pontiac GTO

 

Muscle Car Stamp Images courtesy US Postal Service

1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

About the Author

David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.

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