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Category Archive: HISTORIC, MOPAR

Ever Wonder How Many Variations Of The Plymouth Duster There Were? Here’s A Hint: A Lot

The Plymouth Duster was one of Chrysler’s better hits for the 1970s. Once it was known that the Barracuda nameplate was moving to the E-body platform, Chrysler realized that there wasn’t...

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See And Hear The Story Of “Muscle Two”, Martin Sanchez’s Rescued Christine Fury

Halloween…one of my favorite times of the year, where things seem a little bit unsettled, and demons come back to haunt those who deserve the retribution. As a car guy, the one car that always...

Craigslist Find: It’s A Daytona! It’s A Jeep! It’s…Well, Interesting…

Brian and Chad love a good trar around here, but it takes a bit of convincing for me to jump on board with the idea. Don’t get me wrong, seeing a 1990 Cadillac hearse set up as a southern mud...

Dodge’s Trademark Woes: “Hellcat” and “Scat Pack” Are Being Challenged In Court

Of all the things FCA really needs right now, two trademark battles over it’s more successful vehicles was certainly not it. Unfortunately, right now that’s exactly what they have on...

Rough Start: This 1965 Plymouth Fury Would Make For A Clean Driver, And Would You Believe It’s In Fargo?

Blame this one on a late-night viewing of the movie Fargo. Now that I have that accent stuck in my head I have been trying any and every possible trick to get it out of there, but with everybody...

Random Car Review: The 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket and 1970 Diamante Concept Car

in 1969 it was a good time to work for Dodge. Essentially, the entire work mantra was “anything goes, so long as it sells”, and they were having one hell of a party doing it. The B-body...

Toledo, Ohio Isn’t Losing Jeep Production Without A Fight

Jeeps have been produced in Toledo, Ohio since the inception of the original Willys-Overland MB series, and you can bet anything you have that Toledo is extremely proud of that heritage. So when the...

Craigslist Find: Think a Viper Weighs Too Much? We Have A Solution!

Do you remember the Corvette that Hot Rod hacked up a couple of years ago for the sake of proving that any weight removed from a vehicle can improve performance? Did you look at the finished result...

Ebay Combination Find! 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T and Chrysler Conqueror 115 Boat!

Musclecars weren’t always the diaper-wiped, polished and pretty show cars that a lot of people equate them to now. Back when they were simply cars, they were used, abused and used some more....

Two New Members To The Under 3-Second 0-60 Club: Charger Hellcat And Corvette Z06

Under three seconds to 0-60mph. That isn’t accelerating, that’s the rough equivalent of a higher being flicking the car you just so happen to be sitting in with his finger. That’s...

This 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo Might Be Wrong Wheel Drive, But Still A Bad Ass.

It’s weird that we have now featured two of these front drive Chargers in the past week but, while the first one was changed from front wheel drive to rear wheel drive, 17 year old Nathan...

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This 1990 Dodge Daytona Will Shut Down A The K-Daytona Cracks With A Late-Model Hemi, Six Speed, RWD Soundtrack.

Regardless of whether or not they saved Chrysler Corporation’s ass in the Eighties, regardless of whether or not they made decent transportation, there is a cultural aversion to anything rooted...

Dodge Challenger Hellcat VIN#0001 Nets $825,000 At Barrett-Jackson For Charity

In a move that now seems to be par for the course, Dodge auctioned Challenger Hellcat serial number 0001 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada through Barrett-Jackson for charity....

Caption This: Just Some Good Ol’ Parts…

I had to do a double-take when I first saw this picture. The last time I remember seeing a 1981 Dodge Diplomat from Washington State this psychotic it belonged to my friend Bobby and was packing...