If you’re any kind of motorhead and you’re one of those people who still uses ‘snail mail’ because you haven’t changed over to the all electronic world, well here’s a treat for you. The U.S. Post Office has dedicated a new collection of Forever stamps called “America on the Move: Muscle Cars”. This limited edition stamp collection features 5 iconic muscle cars: the ’66 Pontiac GTO, the ’67 Shelby GT-500, the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona, the ’70 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda and the ’70 Chevelle SS.
Richard Petty, his son Kyle and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe recently dedicated these limited-edition stamps at the Daytona International Speedway where “The King” won a record 7 Daytona 500 Championships.
“The Muscle Cars stamps celebrate an exciting era in American automotive history,” said Richard Petty. “These examples of raw power bring back fond memories for me and my family, a testament to how aerodynamics transformed racing. I’ve been around racing and muscle cars all my life. These stamps bring back the memories of our racing heritage in the ‘60s and ‘70s. This is a great way to share our stories, old and new, about the Petty history in racing.”
“The muscle cars gave everyday Americans the opportunity to experience the rush of driving a fast, powerful car,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “Just looking at the stamps evokes a feeling of speed. As Forever stamps, they’ll always be good for mailing a First-Class letter anytime in the future. And when you think about it, that’s fitting. Because these stamps—just like the great cars they represent—are timeless.”
The Muscle Cars Forever collection of stamps is the 3rd in the America on the Move stamp series. Stamps already issued in the series were ’50s Sporty Cars (2005) and ’50s Fins and Chrome (2008). The Muscle Cars stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 (4 of each design). Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. They are available for a limited time, they’ll sell out fast, at your local Post Office.
Source and image: U.S. Postal Service
Posted by Sam Kanish