Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars.

As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that includes the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, and 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda in the post office’s third series nod to the automotive industry.

1966 Pontiac GTO Muscle Cars Forever Stamps Copyright 2013 USPS 300x190 image“These examples of raw power bring back fond memories for me and my family, a testament to how aerodynamics transformed racing,” said Petty in a release. “This is a great way to share our stories, old and new, about the Petty history in racing.”

Of the five cars represented, only the Shelby GT500 and Dodge Charger are still made. Like the Chevelle and GTO, the Plymouth Baracuda is now featured in orphan car shows around the country.

Stamps, for people who still use them, can be purchased at a local post office or bought online here.

Photos: Muscle Cars Forever Stamps © 2013 U.S. Postal Service

By Scott Burgess