The Dart Road Trip hits the Motor City with a Special Guest

The Dart Road Trip gears up for the Motor City Tour where Steve Magnante will stop by some historic assembly plants around Detroit, visits the Detroit Arsenal, and finishes the tour at the Woodward Cruise.


Special guest and Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis, rolls up to the Woodward Cruise with his 1971 Challenger for an exclusive interview with Steve Magnante.


Tim’s Challenger has a history that can be traced back to its original Chrysler executive owners, and as a car guy, he jumped at the opportunity to preserve the legendary muscle car. Though the exterior has been restored to showroom appearance, the engine, upholstery and sound system have been upgraded to bring the classic Challenger into the 21st century.


Watch as Steve beings to explore Detroit and all of the modifications made to Tim’s 1971 Challenger in the Dart Road Trip videos below.




  • John
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    1968 Dodge Sport Satellite, some one please pimp my ride.

  • Carlos Berbereia
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Was the Dodge Satellite the replacement for the Dodge Polara?

    • carl
      Posted August 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

      That should read Plymouth Satellite.

  • Delano Jennings
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Where is the hidden words??

    • REDLINE Dodge
      Posted August 16, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

      Hi Delano. The secret words are coming in our next stop on the Dart Road Trip; the North Jefferson Assembly Plant in Detroit.

      • Delano Jennings
        Posted August 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

        Where is Warren, MI? I can’t click the link and there isn’t any more codes above

        • Delano Jennings
          Posted August 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

          Never mind, I found the final code by reading the article and videos description and guessed the final codes

    • Shawnda Jones Johnson
      Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Jefferson is the word for Detroit MI.

      • Delano Jennings
        Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

        Royal oak is Woodward, that was just a guess. What’s the last one??

        • Shawnda Jones Johnson
          Posted August 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

          I would think it would be for Warren MI. Dodge City

        • Delano Jennings
          Posted August 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

          It’s royal oak, it shows what it’s for when you enter the word. But warren won’t let me click on it and I don’t see any more code words

    • Posted December 23, 2016 at 2:57 am | Permalink

      He visitado todos los reportajes ,y con el que me e quedado prendada a sido con el de Jerez .es una pasada de chulo,en todos los seoesdni,tnhorabuena ,se nota la profesionalidad,que tenéis, un besazo.PAQUI.

    • Posted December 31, 2016 at 2:47 am | Permalink

      , your "innocent sounding" screen name, GrannyStandingforTruth in my eyes, is becoming a LOT less innocent.I think I know what you meant to say. If I'm correct, I'll just take the high road, and keep my would-be response to myself.

    • Posted February 14, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      I would love to win the software because I'm Homeschooling through High school for the 1st time & I think it would make life easier to keep track of things , I've always loved the "well-planned day" paper planner's , but typing seems like it would be quicker than hand writing .

    • Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

      I’m impressed. You’ve really raised the bar with that.

    Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Tim, that is a beautiful car and I like what you did with it. Since it is time to update the new Challenger, can you put a 71 grille and taillights on it. It is time for an update. Shaker hood, 20″ rallye wheels like the 70s, maybe even some woodgrain in the dash and side door panels to make it look classier. The car has been out for 6 years and it needs a refresh. At any rate, love the black ’71 R/T.

  • Posted August 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Had such a great time following along on this leg… Learned a LOT, and had many an opportunity to stand on some truly historic, Mopar-related ground! Meeting Tim was truly an honor, and his passion and knowledge are certainly first-rate!

    Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Very cool to see that the Dodge CEO is also an old school Mopar guy.

  • Cuda340
    Posted November 23, 2013 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    It was interesting seeing the site of the Hamtramck factory. My 1971 ‘Cuda 340 was built there. It was my first performance car- Rallye Red, Torqueflite, slap-stick shifter/console, front and rear spoilers, shaker hood,hood pins, billboard stripe, backlight louvers, Rallye instrumentation, elastrometric color-keyed bumpers, road wheels, fog lamps, F70X14 white-lettered Goodyear Polyglas tires.
    What a car!

  • David
    Posted July 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed the video about the Lynch Road Assembly Plant. I owned a 1970 Road Runner (burnt orange exterior and black interior) but, as much as I loved it, I was too young to appreciate what I really had. My life had to move on to a new phase and by 1975 it was sold. I spent hundreds of hours working on it and, to this day, I don’t know how I did what I did (added a new carb., manifold, cam & lifters, headers, clutch plate & disc and 4.56 gears). At the time, I was a teenager without formal training or technical manuals but, despite this, the car always ran — a miracle! As I learned more, I realized the 1970 GTX was a building block of my sole and did all that I could to convert my Road Runner into a GTX. Thus, between the creation of the Universe and now (and probably to end of the Universe), there was one year (1970) to acquire the only car I can say I really loved, and it happened during the time I was just a teenager. This demonstrates how incredibly rare an average person’s opportunity is to acquire and retain a ‘favorite car’: an almost zero probability. The world began to change in 1971; many things began to get ugly as beatniks and hippies acquired more influence and power, and this included cars. These beatniks and hippies, and their progeny, now sit in Washington and write regulations that govern, among many other things, the automobile industry. The result: every car brand now looks the same — like a halved boiled egg! Well, if I make it, maybe one can get a 1970 GTX in Heaven.

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