I note that General Motors reintroduced the Pontiac GTO with a mite more horsepower and a look that is a bit more muscular. If you own a muscle car, you want everyone to know it.
Ford still can't build Mustangs fast enough to suit all its customers. They're selling right off the haulaways in some places.
Now the Chrysler group plans to get into the muscle car race with a new edition of the Challenger from Dodge.
Let's not forget there is a whole new breed of muscle cars, the 2-liter front-wheel-drive muscle cars that would blow the socks off any of the rear-drive muscle cars from the 1970s. They're almost exclusively from Asia, though not completely because you'll even see the odd Saturn muscle car from time to time.
And I have no doubt that when and if OPEC ever turns off the oil spigot and we're all driving electric cars, there will be muscle cars running around on 220 volts while the rest of us are trying to get by on 120 volts.
It is amazing how much the computer has changed the internal combustion engine. We are able to put out more horsepower, reduce emissions to almost nothing and get fairly remarkable mileage.
I'm sure that not too far in the future, the driver will be able to tune his vehicle for whatever he wants.
Your truck might be underpowered during the week because you don't need a lot of horsepower, and you're getting great mileage.
Over the weekend when you're towing a trailer, you turn the knob to add 150 hp, and see the mileage fall by a third - a fair trade. All done by twisting a knob. Pretty slick. And they could do it today except for government rules.
There are muscle cars in the supercar category as well.
From the Ford GT to the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferraris and Corvettes, we're building cars with performance, low emissions and fuel economy.
Manufacturers can still build muscle cars, and the public still wants to buy them. Fuel prices are going to put a dent in the demand for some models, but I doubt that the muscle car will be affected.
Even at $3 a gallon, cars can be fun, whether they have two-liter engines, electric motors or lots of cubic inches.