Last year’s champ is no more.

The Buick GSX is the Camaro killer.

And both the 1969 Yenko Chevrolet Nova and 1968 Dodge HEMI Dart are officially on the Don’t Trifle with This Car list.

Not caught up? Check out our post introducing the 2014 Muscle Car Match-Ups tournament.

Check out the Round 2 match-ups below and vote your favorites to the Final Four!

The Bracket (Round 2)

BangShift Region

1967 KR8 Tasca Mustang vs. 1966 427 Chevrolet Biscayne

Tasca-vs-BiscayneWhile the ’63 Stude received more votes than a few of us anticipated, the ’67 Tasca Mustang emerged victorious to little surprise. The 1967 Tasca Mustang inspired Ford to create the Cobra Jet engine which Blue Oval fans have been in love with since February 1968. That’s when the 428 Cobra Jet engine debuted in NHRA in Pomona, CA, and four of the six cars advanced to the finals. Note: Due to lack of quality images available for the ’67 Tasca KR8 Mustang, the image at left shows the Tasca-inspired 1968 Cobra Jet.

The Mustang faces the 1966 427 Chevy Biscayne in what will be the first Ford vs. Chevy match up of this year’s tournament. The 427-powered Biscayne delivers 425 horses worth of big-block power.

OnAllCylinders Region

1968 Dodge HEMI Dart vs. 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda

Dart-vs-CudaMopar or no car! Mopar enthusiasts might have a tough time choosing between these two studs.

The 1968 Dodge HEMI Dart is the ultimate car for those wanting performance muscle and nothing else. This bare-bones beast ran 10s in the quarter-mile straight from the factory. No rear seats. No music. Just a massive pile of power and might.

Standing between the HEMI Dart and the Final Four is its cousin—the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda. This no-nonsense speed machine ushered in Mopar’s E-body, including a distinctive shaker on the hood.

We’ll be sad to say bye to either car. But we can’t wait to see which one is going to make a run for the title.

Power AutoMedia Region

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 vs. 1970 Buick GSX

Boss-vs-GSXThe rare ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 429 emerged from a tough battle with the 1965 Pontiac GTO, and is now poised to make another run back to the finals where it finished as the runner-up in last year’s tournament. There’s just one problem. It has to get by a car that just ate one of the most-popular and powerful pony cars (the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28) for lunch. The 1970 Buick GSX.

Powered by a 455 cubic-inch engine, the GSX is no one’s patsy. We can’t wait to see how this Ford vs. General Motors battle shakes out.

Summit Racing Fans

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Nova vs. 1970 Chevrolet 454 Chevelle SS

Nova-vs-ChevelleSo, how good is the 1969 Chevy Yenko Nova?

Good enough to knock out last year’s champion in the first round. After taking the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 down to Chinatown, the Yenko—a 425-horsepower car that could go 0-60 in four seconds—is staring another classic Chevy in the grille: The 1970 Chevrolet 454 Chevelle SS.

The Chevelle already took out the ever-popular ’69 Charger in the first round, eliminating the possibility of an all-Mopar final, and setting up a killer Chevy vs. Chevy matchup.

Vote now in the comment section to ensure your favorites move on to the Final Four!



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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.