They’re something that could only have been invented in the US of A. Nowhere else in the world, with the possible exception of Australia, would have been capable of creating the muscle car. Why’s that? First off, you need straight line racing enthusiasts on hand. Second, a V8 is a must-have. Those are two things not always found in, say, Europe. But Americans, like their Australian counterparts, have a need for speed, and affordable speed at that. Here’s the story of how the all-American muscle car came to be.