American Muscle stages the story of Maverick John DeLorean, who invented the first ever Muscle Car in 1964, the Pontiac GTO, and quickly ascended the corporate ranks of General Motors, becoming the youngest ever vice president in GM history. Resigning his position just two years later, DeLorean formed his own car company, the DeLorean Motor Company, creating the stylish sports car featured as a time machine in the movie Back To The Future, only to see his dream come unraveled on cocaine conspiracy charges that made notorious headlines in 1982.
American Muscle underscores DeLorean’s saga with the esoteric observations and true-life drag race anecdotes of an auto mechanic, who hotrods a classic 1965 Pontiac GTO.
The show incorporates a raucous, vintage rock and blues soundtrack, and uses short films to support the story -flashing images of Pontiac GTO’s, DeLorean DMC-12 sports cars, the auto mechanic, and John DeLorean himself.
American Muscle pays homage to a golden age in America, to all mechanics and craftsmen, to the glitz of the 1980's, and to anyone who ever dared to be innovative or dream big. Clocking in at 29 minutes flat, American Muscle is a High Octane ride through the ups and downs of the American Myth.