Badges of honor can be found under the hood on the air cleaner or valve covers or on the outside of a car.The muscle car era made things easy-if you drove a GTO people knew it-they were like rolling billboards for a Pontiac ass-kicking.
Other cars were more subtle-every now and then (back in the day) you’d run up against something really odd.
Like a plain Jane Chevy Biscayne or Plymouth Belvedere 2 door sedan that looked like something your great-aunt would drive.Then you’d see the 427 or 426 badge… that’s if the guy wasn’t really going pure stealth in a blatant street ambush.
Then he’d take the badge off the car.It’s not like you could pop the hood and see what was really happening.
Didn’t matter-all you ever saw 30 seconds later were tail lights.
Fortunately most cars were rolling ads for power-they had the badges to prove it.
DENNIS:”Yup I know what you’re saying. Sometimes it’s just the subtle little things that give it away. Today at our monthly car show there was a 61 Pontiac Catalina. An ordinary looking car if you didn’t know what you were looking at. In fact, just a little “too” plain looking. It was a genuine factory “Super Stock” drag car. Restored to NHRA specs. in every way.