Admiration for this "Rocket" V8-powered full-size car spawned arguably the first-ever rock and roll song in 1951. The nameplate enjoyed a long run, with the last production model of the tenth generation rolling off the line in 1999.

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The "Rocket 88" was one of the best-performing cars of the early '50s, and was the first "King of NASCAR" from 1949-1952. It inspired the Ike Turner song "Rocket 88" in 1951.

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