01/18/2012 05:57 pm ET

5 Detroit Auto Show 2012 Green Car Awards

Having grown up in Detroit during its muscle car-era glory days I was taught to revere things like horsepower, displacement, torque and the ability to squeal tires. My dad, who worked for Ford, fed us a steady diet of hopped-up Mustangs, Cougars and and Rancheros while neighbors all around us wrenched on classic GTOs, Chargers and Barracudas.

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