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In 1949 the Oldsmobile 88 was born due to public interest in speed and power this marked the beginning of a new breed of motor car, the muscle car. Housing the famed Oldsmobile rocket V8 engine producing 135 bhp along with it's relatively lightweight body meant it became quite the car to beat on NASCAR circuits, It won six of the nine NASCAR late-model division races in 1949, 10 of 19 in 1950, 20 of 41 in 1952, before being overshadowed by the low slung more powerful Hudson Hornet.

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