Yep, you read the headline right. The United States Postal Service may stop doing Saturday delivery service, but they won’t allow letters to go without cool stamps on them any longer. You can now have your choice between several different muscle car stamps which showcase raw, American horsepower.
In a recent dedication ceremony at the Daytona International Speedway, seven-time NASCAR National Champion Richard Petty helped dedicate the new stamps. According to the champ, “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 limited edition stamps showcase five different muscle cars from the height of the horsepower era: a 1966 Pontiac GTO, a 1967 Shelby GT-500, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda and a 1970 Chevelle SS.
The Postal Service is offering the stamp sets in sheets of 20, which provides four stamps of each design listed above. As an added bonus, these are Forever stamps. This means that even if the cost of postage on a 1-ounce, First-Class piece of mail should increase, you can still use these stamps to cover the cost.
Stamp horsepower not enough for you? Check out this video of a modern day muscle car, the Dodge Charger SRT8.