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For millions of TV viewers, Steve Magnante has been an integral part of the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions, sharing his wealth of knowledge on American muscle cars. Steve is also world renowned as an author of books like Rusted Muscle, 1001 Muscle Car Facts and also for his 8 years as Technical Editor for the iconic HOT ROD Magazine. If you’re like Steve, the sight of a junkyard – ANY junkyard – stops you in your tracks. You’ve GOT to get inside and see what’s there. Then you will love to tag along with Steve on his newest video adventures in The Junkyard Crawl!


When I do TV work, there is a lot of time to sit around while technical details are handled. So I build model cars to pass the time. Here are some models I’ve built and am selling for $110 each (free shipping in the USA and Canada). I use super-glue so they’re permanent and won’t fall apart. They’re not painted because TV and video crews shun the smell of paint on the set. Also, the plastic kits are pretty neat to build all by themselves. Adding paint sometimes gets in the way of the pure joy of assembly. Why not buy one of the car models shown here and stick it on your office desk or display case? You can say “Steve Mags built it for me”! To buy a model, just choose from the 24 cars shown in the display case then tell me what you want me to write on the roof with my autograph. To get current availability call Steve at (508) 637-1514.


"1001 Muscle Car Facts" By Steve Magnante

Hey everybody, keep an eye out for my new book, Steve Magnante’s 1,001 Muscle Car Trivia Facts, which will be available in June, 2013. It is published by CarTech Books and will be available at major book stores as well as the usual online outlets (Amazon, eBay, etc.). On display here is what the publishing industry calls a “cover dummy” – a.k.a. an approximation of what the actual book cover will look like. I’m jazzed to have had the legendary illustrator and cartoonist George Trosley, prepare the art. I’ve seen the full color finalized book cover and it is even cooler! Speaking of cover dummies, I spent a brutal 8 months researching and writing this book (actually I loved every minute of it). Inside, there are 11 chapters, each is packed with neat trivia on muscle cars from Chevy, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Ford, Mercury, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, AMC and Studebaker…yes Studebaker! Keep an eye out for this fun 144 page book this Spring!