Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

By Geoff Stunkard

 

Naturally, I expected to enjoy my cross-country and back again journey in the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. My expectations were exceeded in so many ways over the accumulated 7,000+ miles.

 

First of all, the 485-horse 392-cid HEMI® engine is lacking NOTHING. Smooth cruising is the norm, but once you decide that you want to get going everything is under your right foot. When power is needed for passing, the engine instantly responds with all eight cylinders, a healthy roar and immediate acceleration. However, thanks to Fuel Saver Technology, that same engine — when running on four…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 5: The Drag Racing Cars of “Dandy Dick” Landy

By Geoff Stunkard

 

Clearwater, Florida, is perhaps not known as a racing town. The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack ate up the miles from Gainesville to there quickly; I could not have been happier with the satellite radio and multiple plug-ins built into the car. Todd Werner has taken some of his money from a successful inventing career and created a substantial collection of vintage race cars. When I told him about my cross-country jaunt, he was happy to make time for me to come and see the Dick Landy cars he presently owns.

 

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 5: The Drag Racing Cars of “Dandy Dick” Landy

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond

By Geoff Stunkard

 

My time with the Landy family was over too soon, but not before I had a chance to head up over the mountains to a well-known historic drag race in Bakersfield, California. Started back in 1959, this race has more recently become one of the largest gatherings of historic drag cars at one time. Once again with Robert Landy riding shotgun, I put the HEMI® V8 in our 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack through its paces as we rolled down into the valley to witness nitromethane-fueled action.

 

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond