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Heatwave Invitational – January 2015

Martha Reeves and the Heatwave Invitational Committee

Martha Reeves and the Heatwave Invitational Committee


The 2015 Heatwave Invitational started with an idea to celebrate the cars and the music from a time when ground-breaking changes were being made in the culture of America. The cars were flexing their muscle with the introduction of the Mustang, GTO, Grand Prix. Chevelle, Cutlass, Barracuda and the Charger. “Full Service” filling stations were selling gasoline at 22-26 cents a gallon. Gone were the Straight Eights, and in their place came the 289, 302, 318, 383, 400, 421, 440 and 455 cubic inch engines. progressive styling, and ever more luxurious accessories, being added yearly by nearly every car manufacturer.
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