Here Comes The Judge, And More Groovy Cars from the '60s

Ads for the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge and 1968 Dodge Charger. Source: Pinterest

The names command reverence now: Mustang, Chevelle, Charger, GTO, Corvette. In the 1960s, American car buyers fell in love with speed and power. Manufacturers didn't abandon the luxurious boats they'd produced in the '50s, but that wasn't the growth sector -- Americans were warming to something that we'd come to call muscle. Big engines and sexy lines, cars that seemed built to take orders from the famous Steppenwolf hit: Get your motor runnin, head out on the highway. Muscle cars loved to be driven.