Love, Muscle Cars, and Memories Collide in Nostalgic Tale

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Jason Ruder’s life is about to change forever as he learns the truth about the old muscle car in the shed.  Join Jason as he discovers the muscle car era in the new novel Metal Horses by Ron Ames.

Jason enters the muscle car era through the stories of his reclusive neighbor as she recounts the time of bell-bottoms, draft cards, and the music of the early 70s. She describes the antics of a crazy group of friends with such emotion that Jason can actually feel the insanity of street racing, and the tension caused by the Vietnam War. A misguided romance on which an Amish man and a disillusioned war veteran give their advice, adds to the calamity as the recluse fulfills a vow made long ago, and answers the question, "Do you really know who you are?"

Through humor and tragedy, Metal Horses tells a tale of civil disobedience and misguided romance in a small Pennsylvania town during the muscle car era.

Ron Allen Ames' Metal Horses is set in the last years of the muscle car era. To those who were of age during that time, this book stirs memories of crazy things that happened with cars, stunts pulled with friends, the turmoil caused by the war, and how elusive love can be. Ames also wrote the WWII novel, Vessels of the Strand.

Metal Horses is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-477-0) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-528-9) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please refer to the official author’s site,

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