deimos66329 said...Push the accellerator and feel the thrust and power and it lunges forward.
A friend had a new 1966 Pontiac GTO, and the first time I was in it he nailed the accelerator to impress me. With its 4:11 rear end I got pushed back into the seat like I was in a centrifuge. No, actually it was like the seat just slammed into me, about as subtle as being rear-ended by a truck.
At the same time a friend had a 1965 V-8 Mustang with manual transmission, that also had quite a punch, but by 1967 he'd graduated to a Plymouth Road Runner that could burst blood vessels when he accelerated, followed a year later by a Corvette that left your eyes blurred when he stepped on it.
There are exotica today that can best all of those cars, but at the time it was beyond belief, in a world of pokey family cars. And yeah, that rush was unforgettable, that I still remember it over 40 years later.