The most powerful vehicles of their era, Musclecars were built at a time when gas was cheap, confidence was high and Detroit reigned supreme. This new exhibition captures the excitement of the Musclecar era, which began in 1955 with the Chrysler C300 and ended when the last Hemi rolled off the line in 1971. It traces the development of those vehicles whose high power-to-weight ratio distinguished them as America’s top performance cars and examines how changing social and economic priorities brought about their untimely demise. On display are a variety of musclecars built by all four major manufacturers, including Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and American Motors. Together, they exemplify the carefree spirit of an optimistic age and today are among the best remembered —and most coveted—cars on the road.