Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

We recently reported with sadness the June 2, 2014, passing of former Chrysler high performance vehicle development engineer Jim Thornton at age 77. Though you’d have to be a fairly devoted muscle car and drag race enthusiast to know his name, once folks learn he was a member of the Ramchargers, a bell rings, and Thornton’s place in the automotive firmament becomes clearer to many.

 

Jim Thornton

 

To briefly recap, the Ramchargers was a group of (mostly) Chrysler employees who met evenings and weekends to share their love of drag racing and…

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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

2014 Dodge Challenger: The End of the Line Is a New Beginning

Proud workers stand with the last 2014 Challenger off the Brampton, Ontario, assembly line. Over the past seven model years, nearly 281,000 2008–2014 Dodge Challengers have crossed this point.

 

By Steve Magnante

 

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the last 2014 Dodge Challenger rolled off the Brampton, Ontario, assembly line. Fittingly, the final example was a bright white R/T Plus 100th Anniversary Edition and oh yeah, it’s got a HEMI® engine, but it will also deliver the kind of fuel economy owners of 1970 Challenger R/Ts could only dream of! Special…

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2014 Dodge Challenger: The End of the Line Is a New Beginning

The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models

The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the perfect place for Dodge to announce the brand is adding exclusive Blacktop packages to its trio of seven-passenger vehicles — the Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey. These special edition packages will join the Avenger, Challenger and Charger to complete the Dodge Blacktop family, and will be on display again, starting this week, at the Chicago Auto Show.

 

“All of our sinister Blacktop packages include a unique, customized look that customers will identify with. Blacktops…

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The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models