Thrust Exhaust 50 Years Logo
Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 22, 2016
Photos By: Tenneco

Back in the 1960s it wasn’t uncommon to see scores of muscle cars like Mustangs, Camaros, and the like lined up at the local exhaust shop to have a set of Thrush’s red Glasspack mufflers installed. Everyone with a V-8 and four-speed back in the day lusted after the iconic sound of Thrush’s free-flowing straight-through design Glasspack muffler. Today, 50 years later, Thrush still sells thousands of them a year and to celebrate 50 years making muscle cars sound better, Thrush has introduced the Thrush Rattler muffler and a new Thrush website as well. “The Thrush sound, the red Glasspack muffler and Turbo, the famous bird in the logo, all bring back a feeling of nostalgia, classic sound and performance among early muscle car enthusiasts,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “It’s going to be a great celebration throughout 2016.”

The new Thrush Rattler takes the iconic Glasspack sound and brings it into the 21st century with an aggressive tone through a single-chambered muffler design that exemplifies the “This Bird is Loud and Proud” tagline. The Thrush Rattler muffler is a 100-percent welded aluminized steel constructed design available in 18-inch overall length (choice of 2.25-in., 2.5-in., 3-in. or 4-in. inlets and outlets) and finished in a high-temperature black coating.

In the late 60s, the Thrush brand became popular among the first generation of muscle car owners and drag racers as the Thrush Glasspack muffler was found on thousands of Mustangs, GTOs, Chevelles, and other performance cars and trucks. Easily the most recognizable Thrush product, the Thrush Glasspack mufflers include a smooth-flowing, straight-through perforated tube for minimal turbulence, continuous roving fiberglass for that classic Thrush sound, and a durable heavy-gauge aluminized steel shell.

For more information about Thrush Exhaust, visit the all-new www.thrushexhaust.com or call (734) 384-7806. Join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/thrushexhaust or follow them on www.twitter.com/thrushexhaust and www.instagram.com/thrushexhaust.