May 22, 2024

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Linkage #011 — Muscle: Past, Present, Future

Image: RM Sotheby's

The 11th issue of Linkage is now on the press and will be on its way to subscribers later this month. Here’s a look at what you’ll find inside:

Donald Osborne looks into the universal joys of muscle cars — ranging from traditional to modern and beyond.

Jim Pickering dives deep into the drive within the muscle car world as it was, as it is and as it will be, as seen through the eyes of experts and enthusiasts of all ages.

Jay Leno points out that the best muscle car era is the one that’s happening right now.

Paul Hardiman and Stephen Serio explain why some of the world’s best muscle didn’t come from America.

Tommy Lee Byrd looks at the Southeast Gassers Association, where the glory days of basic and brutal drag racing are alive and well.

Jay Harden hunts for original muscle with Wes Eisenschenk’s Lost Muscle car efforts — a group that’s dedicated to helping to locate long-gone GTOs, Road Runners, Chevelles, 442s, Mustangs and the like.

Russell Hayes takes us back into the Edwardian days of muscle, with the fire-breathing Beast of Turin and the Blitzen Benz

Chester Allen talks all things Corvette with Corvette Repair’s Kevin Mackay in this issue’s “The Knowledge.”

Jim Pickering and Craig Jackson take a long look at the impact that muscle cars have had on Barrett-Jackson over the years, and how that impact continues to shape the future of the auction business.

Plus, we take a look at Mecum’s record-breaking $234m Kissimmee sale — where a Ram Air IV GTO brought seven figures — as well as Bonhams’ $26.4m Arizona event and Barrett-Jackson’s $190.6m Scottsdale auction, along with in-depth looks at RM Sotheby’s record-breaking sale of the 1969 ZL-1 Corvette convertible and Bonhams’ market-leading Simplex from Scottsdale.

Read those stories — and a lot more — in Linkage #011.