Your family’s annual holiday card senders just got better with new ponycar-themed Forever stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. Five legendary cars from the 1960s are commemorated on the stamps to celebrate the youthful spirit and sporty vehicles of the era. Today, vehicles from this era are among the most sought after collectables in car enthusiast circles and are frequently sold at popular events like the Mecum Auction series, as seen on MotorTrend TV and on the MotorTrend+ app.
The US Postal Service selected a full set of cars, including the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 1969 AMC Javelin SST, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, and a Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT from 1967. Images of the vehicle are based on paintings by Tom Fritz and will debut August 25, 2022 at the Great American Stamp show in Sacramento, California in conjunction with the American Philatelic Society. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The ponycar theme has retained its popularity for over thirty years, leading the Big Three to offer cars like the 760 horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from 650 horsepower. HOT ROD recently tested the latest Dodge SRT Super Stock Challenger that boasts 807 hp, and our test driver, Johnny Hunkins, pushed the car into the low 10s. There are rumors of an even more powerful Dodge Challenger coming in 2023 and HOT ROD also announced this news. Who knows, maybe these modern ponycars will be featured on stamps in the next 50 years to show the days when ICE power plants ruled the drag strip. –Photos courtesy of the US Postal Service
Watch a full episode of Roadkill! Junkyard Rescue 1969 Mustang Mach 1
In episode 66 of Roadkill, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan head to Colorado Auto & Parts, a giant pull yard with a heritage dating back to 1959, with a good stash of vintage cars that have been there for decades. One of them was a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 that had been melting into the ground since 1980. But 37 years of neglect isn’t intimidating to Roadkill, so the guys figure out how to make it work and drive. First, they have to deal with 37 years of raccoon shit, which is only part of the intake of the Disgusting in the Roadkill fleet of project cars. Sign up for a free trial of MotorTrend+ and start watching every episode of Roadkill today!