When the first Pro Touring cars hit the scene in the 1990s, the idea was simple. Take the timeless style of a vintage Muscle Car and make it perform like a modern machine. Not only was a Pro Touring car built to be an all around performer, it was also built to eat up miles without breaking a sweat – whether it was a long interstate run or a backroad romp. At some point though, Pro Touring cars may have jumped the shark.
A walk around the SEMA Show today will turn up countless examples of Pro Touring style builds – each with thousands of man hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in them. They may have enormous brakes, ridiculously wide tires, and the latest in high tech powerplants, but how much of that stuff will be actually be put to use?
It’s hard to imagine many of those high dollar, one-off Muscle Cars will being taken on road trips or punished on the track.
That is why we love Mary Pozzi’s ’73 Camaro.
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