One of the key advantages of working at Car Show TV, is that we are located at an exclusive car collection called, Club 66. This collection’s focus is on SPEED and MUSCLE– and LOTS of it. Even more, these cars are in EXCELLENT condition- even “concours” condition. Most of these cars would win their class in virtually ANY concours in the country. That says a lot about the collection, and the owner. While there are many pristine cars to choose from, I’ve always been a big fan of the hulking Chrysler “B” body cars, with either a 440 six pack, or 426 Hemi. Of all the “B” body cars, I don’t think it’s any secret that my favorite is the Plymouth Superbird. I’ve been a Plymouth performance guy since the time I could drive (I drove my father’s 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible to school every day and back). With NASCAR pedigree, limited production (1970 ONLY), wild colors, and that notorious back wing on the car, the Superbird has always been my dream car. In my case, it’s probably better that this dream never came true- I get plenty of speeding tickets in a mundane Lexus, let alone this car!!
Well, the owner took this exact car to a local car show recently, and mentioned afterwards that there was a carburetor issue to the on-staff mechanic. Once diagnosed, the fix was made… Now, time to TEST DRIVE the Superbird to ensure the carburetor was properly adjusted… I just happened to be taking a break– when the mechanic asked if I wanted to go with him on a quick ride around the block. Who was I to refuse?!?!?!