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Muscle cars in your mail

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 12 a.m.

For those of us who still send stuff by "snail mail," the United States Postal Service has given us a way to show off our love of great cars. Specifically, the post office has begun selling "Muscle Cars Forever" stamps featuring five iconic machines from the golden era of horsepower, spanning the mid-1960s through the early 1970s.

Nobody is likely to agree with all the choices, but the artwork is first-rate, with tire smoke appearing on each stamp. Your choices, in no particular order, are: the ’67 Shelby GT-500, the ’66 Pontiac GTO, The ’70 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda, the ’70 Chevelle SS and the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona.

The postal folks lined up Richard and Kyle Petty to announce the release of the stamps at Daytona International Raceway.

"The muscle cars gave everyday Americans the opportunity to experience the rush of driving a fast, powerful car," said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who said it’s fitting that the stamps will always be good for standard first-class postage. "These stamps — just like the great cars they represent are timeless."

To order various commemorative Muscle Car stamp collectibles, contact your local post office.

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