Tunnel Ram is one of the great classic car image collections. For over 40 years we have collected thousands of quality, primary source pictures and advertising materials, from back in a time when muscle cars were front and centre in new car showrooms across America and the world.
With every form of human endeavor there’s a high water mark, with cars it was this mid-to-late 20th century period. Muscle cars, drag cars, TV shows and cartoons with cars, road movies and pop music with lyrics of auto love, magazines and popular culture in general… so much of it revolved around these magnificent and inspirational cars! It was a time when cars represented freedom, when romance ruled over practicality... a time when the journey was the destination. It’s all here to see in the stunning images we are continually updating in custom galleries throughout Tunnel Ram.
Tunnel Ram aims to capture this era of beautiful cars with love and passion. You can spend hours trawling the web for classic car images and articles...or you can come straight to the authentic source - Tunnel Ram
For the uninitiated, a tunnel ram is a high rise intake manifold for mounting 'dual quads' - two x four-barrel carburetors. Still confused? Put simply - it's a piece of equipment to give your V8 a serious horsepower boost at high revs. A favourite with hot rodders, drag racers and custom car freaks of yore - from the ‘60s tunnel rams began to appear wherever horsepower had currency. Like figureheads on viking longships, tunnel rams began to rise out of engine bays to warn anyone within eyesight…this machine means business. Tunnel rams are as much about appearance as power; a reminder of a time when cars were at the epicenter of American culture. Check out our image gallery for more examples