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Category Archive: Car Features, MOPAR, OTHER

Random Car Review: The 1962-64 Facel Vega Facel II – An American In Paris

There is an image that certain late 1950s-mid 1960s expensive grand tourer coupes present, and in short, that image looks a lot like James Bond, Mad Men and, to an extent, the namesake of the...

Rough Start: 1983 Dodge D150 Stepside – Midnite Special, Minus The Stacks And Graphics

In the late 1970s, Dodge knew that trucks and performance were not mutually exclusive. They had the Warlock and the Lil Red Express, but a lesser-known variation is the Midnite Express. When it comes...

Historical Footage: Follow The Build Of A 1955 Plymouth Belvedere With “Wishes On Wheels”

Automotive assembly lines have pretty much been the same ever since Ransom E. Olds filed the patent in 1901 and Henry Ford powered it with conveyor belts twelve years later. Pieces and parts are...

Bargain-Basement Fun: Cheap Beaters Can Be A Blast If You Don’t Worry About Being Pretty!

In 2009, I bought a beater. I paid $650 for a 1981 Dodge Mirada that, upon first sight, just about everybody I knew disliked in some way. It was old, ugly, cheap. The interior was 1980 Chrysler...

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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...

Classic YouTube: 440-Powered Dodge Intrepid Scratching The Tires A Little!

If the day ever comes that I find myself in possession of a winning lottery ticket that is of a substantial amount, I will be doing one of these builds, just for the freak factor alone. It’s...

Copart Cadaver: 2010 Dodge Charger – Time For A Ute Conversion!

When it hit the market in 2006, the Dodge Charger proved to be two things at once. It was the answer to the prayers of the V8, RWD Mopar faithful, the police who sorely missed the Diplomat and the...

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Bug-Out To Nowhere For The Next Couple Of Weeks In This 1977 Dodge Maxiwagon!

It’s called the Hoh Rainforest. It’s located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, it’s located within Olympic National Park, and it’s one of the more remote locations...

Phantom Howl: 1992 Chrysler Phantom R/T – The Mexicans Got The Good Mopars!

I’ll say it right now: between the end of the Musclecar era and the arrival of the Dodge Viper, the United States got shafted and Mexico got spoiled. Proof: We got the Dodge Dart Sport, the...

Cop Motors, Cop Tires: This Australian Bluesmobile Tribute Gets Down!

Let’s not get into a discussion about the difference between a 1974 Dodge Monaco and a later 1970s Chrysler Valiant. The Valiant platform is the basis of the bones that make up an Australian...

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The Nightmare Neon: A Rundown On The History Of The Chrysler PT Cruiser

I have an Army friend who bought one of these things to daily drive. She absolutely and utterly adored the car, painted blue, named “Scooter”. Yeah, it was named. I once semi-jokingly...

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Morning Symphony: Getting The Spirit With A Sleepy Turbo Dodge!

When the Dodge Spirit R/T hit the scene, it hit hard. Yeah, it had roots that dated back to the original K-cars, but it also had a gem of an engine, a turbocharged 2.2L Turbo III four that had seen a...

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Random Car Review: 1994 Dodge Venom – The False Start Or Testing The Waters?

In 1994, Chrysler was really stepping out into some wildness. After Iacocca had been sent on his way, Bob Eaton had taken the top billing at the company and Bob Lutz was having a ball moving concept...

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Best of 2019: Take A Closer Look At The Larry Peternel Imperial Pro Stocker!

Robert Frost is one of America’s great poets, a man whose work with the written word became so much more than simple scribbles on paper. From the publishing of his first work, “My...