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Category Archive: Car Features, MOPAR

Everything Wrong, Done Right: This Paxton-Blown Slant Six 1981 Chrysler Cordoba Rules!

I knew, the moment that I saw Mike Brooks texted me, that I was going to see some kind of Mopar product. I didn’t even need to see a preview to know it was going to happen. The question was,...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Wrapping Up The Install Of Our MSD Atomic EFI 2 System!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Mopar’s Wing Cars: Do You Know What The Differences Are Between A Dodge Daytona And Plymouth Superbird?

Even if you aren’t a Mopar fan there is something about the famed “Wing Cars”, the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird, who were built by Mopar to absolutely own NASCAR racing as...

Stellantis’s EV Day: Life At Chrysler, Plug-In Jeeps, An EV Ram, And What The Hell Is That Dodge?!

There was a whisper of something coming from Stellantis regarding EV cars a couple of days ago. But there was no way that anybody was prepared for the full-on battery of news that the company...

Legendary Drag Racer, Herb McCandless, Shows Off his Gen III Hemi Powered 1961 Chrysler 300

Herb McCandless is a bad ass. He was around for the start of Pro Stock, has won the US Nationals, raced and won with Sox and Martin, and he’s had an illustrious career as an incredibly talented...

Copart Cadaver: A 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird That Burned To The Ground!!! But What Else Happened To It?

Holy crap! You don’t see this kind of thing very often, but what a sad site it is. Seeing a 1970 Plymouth Superbird in person is always a treat, because there just aren’t that many of...

Money No Object: This Dodge Li’l Red Express Will Haul Ass In Full Disco Style!

In the grand scheme of things, Chrysler Corporation in 1979 was more dysfunctional than an alcohol-fueled Thanksgiving Day family fist fight that was coming to an end. Lee Iacocca had been sniped...

Go Home And Drink: The Chrysler 300 SRT Is No Longer Available In Australia

The process is called “de-contenting” and it’s the fastest way to kill off a vehicle brand. Pull the models people like, reduce the model spread, and once you can justify the...

Unhinged: If Chrysler Isn’t Dead By The End Of The Week, I’ll Be Stunned.

Two years ago, I thought we were going to see Chrysler go away. Admittedly, I was surprised it lasted this long. But with all signs pointing to the company disappearing soon, I felt that it was worth...

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Goldbrick: Ringing The New Year In By Nuking Tires Off In A Chrysler Cordoba

How quickly were you ready to put last year into the rear view mirror? Well…let’s just say this: If we weren’t already in the middle of one gigantic headache over the last few...

Best of 2020: How Lee Iacocca Almost Got A Lamborghini Edition Chrysler Imperial

(Imperial and Daytona renderings: Abimelec Design) It would be unfair to say that Lee Iacocca wasn’t a genius. Over his almost half-century in the auto game, the man had a ton of credits to his...

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Best of 2020: 1954 Dual Ghia Firebomb Concept Car

At the start of the 1950s, Chrysler wasn’t really setting anybody’s pants on fire. Still spooked by the flop of the Airflow, the company had decided to just play it safe and subtle, not...

Best of 2020: 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...

The Black Ghost: The Story Behind An Infamous Hemi Challenger And Its Street Racer Reputation

The 1973 Mercury Comet GT that I first learned how to drive like an unhinged maniac in would never fully be my car. For reasons that are still a mystery to this day, the little Comet had a history...