Growing up in the 80’s had many perks, one of which was being around so many muscle cars. My best friend had a 67 Mustang and I could hear that car start up in the parking lot of the High School while I was still in class.  

The roar of the engines of these fine cars became so ingrained in my brain that I could hear one coming from a long way off.  One day while gassing up my truck, I could hear the roar of a car coming from down the road and over the hill. It was a shiny red 66 Mustang. I didn’t know at that time that the driver would end up being my husband and that after 40 years, he would still be driving that very car!  Our whole married life we have owned mostly all Ford vehicles, but my dream car is a 69 Chevy Camaro.  I can spot this car easily, with its sleek body lines and the highly desired rear spoiler.  

We are updating our junior non-fiction section and with that update we have purchased several new books in the Mighty Muscle Car section!  

This week we feature two of those cars. Our first featured car book is Chevrolet Corvette by Megan Borgert-Spaniol. This book has great images of the old Corvettes and the newest Corvettes.  It features details of a drag race that happens between a Mustang and a Corvette on a one-quarter mile strip. A fun fact found in this book was that in the 1960’s, Chevrolet offered US astronauts the opportunity to use one of their cars for an entire year for only a dollar, most chose the Corvette.

The second book featured is the Ford Mustang by Elsie Olson. This books tells us about an 8 second quarter mile race between the Camaro and the Mustang.  The interesting information about the Ford Mustang is that Lee Iacocca, who worked for the Ford Company in 1961, wanted a fast, sporty car that would be light, small, and affordable.  In 1964 Mr. Iacocca’s dream became reality.  

Come on up to the Henning Public Library and check out one of our new books on these fabulous Muscle cars and maybe you’ll find yourself wanting to own a part of America’s car history.  We are open to the public from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons following the school calendar.