Celebrate Ponycars With These New US Postal Stamps
Your family’s annual holiday card mailers just got way better thanks to the U.S. Postal Service’s new ponycar-themed Forever stamps. Five legendary cars from the 1960s are commemorated on the stamps to celebrate the youthful spirit and the sporty vehicles of those times. Today, vehicles from that era are some of the most sought-after collectibles in car-enthusiast circles, and are frequently sold off at popular events like the Mecum Auction series, as seen on MotorTrend TV and on the MotorTrend+ app.
The U.S. Postal Service selected a well-rounded 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 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT. The vehicle images are based on paintings by Tom Fritz, and will debut on 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 retained its popularity for more than thirty years, leading to the Big Three offering cars like the 760-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and the 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. HOT ROD recently tested the latest Dodge SRT Super Stock Challenger that boasts 807 hp, and our test pilot, 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 broke that news as well. Who knows—maybe these modern ponycars will be represented on stamps within the next 50 years to showcase the time when ICE powerplants ruled the roost on the drag strip. –Photos Courtesy U.S. Postal Service
Watch a Full Episode of Roadkill! Junkyard-Rescue 1969 Mustang Mach 1
On episode 66 of Roadkill, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan head to Colorado Auto & Parts, a giant you-pull-it yard with heritage 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 are not daunting to Roadkill, so the guys figure out how to get it running and driving. First, they’ve got to deal with 37 years of raccoon poop, which is just part of bringing the Disgustang into the Roadkill fleet of project cars. Sign up for a free trial to MotorTrend+ and start watching every episode of Roadkill today!
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