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USPS to release Pony Cars stamps

The Pony Cars stamps pay homage to sporty coupes and convertibles of the 1960s and ’70s.

The Postal Service’s Pony Car stamps will be released Aug. 25.

The Forever stamps are an homage to the sporty coupes and convertibles of the 1960s and ’70s that were marketed to adventurous young drivers.

The wildly popular cars played a big role in popular culture, appearing in songs, movies and television.

There are five stamps in all, each depicting a particular model: a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, a 1969 AMC Javelin SST and a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.

Pony cars are believed to have gotten their name from Car Life editor Dennis Shattuck, who took his inspiration from the Ford Mustang.

Automakers have recently begun reintroducing many models from the cars’ glory days.

The stamps’ oil-on-panel artwork was created by Tom Fritz. Zack Bryant was the designer and Greg Breeding the art director.

The Pony Cars stamps will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and on