Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

One of the nation’s premier gatherings of classic and modern Dodge cars and trucks is the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Held each summer for more than twenty years at the spacious outdoor Carlisle fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this year’s event took place on July 10, 11 and 12th under sunny skies.

 

An emerging trend is the growing presence of late-model Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums. A rough estimate showed some 35 percent of the cars entered for show judging were built during the last decade. Before the 2004 revival of rear-wheel-drive, V6 and HEMI® V8-powered Dodge…

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Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

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 2: California, Here I Come…

 

By Geoff Stunkard

 

As I worked my way west with the 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the mother road beckoned stops. In Texas, I found a vintage-car graveyard, complete with Mopars from the era of tail fins and chrome excess; somewhat hauntingly, it reminded me I was following paths blazed long ago. Old Route 66 and US40 intersect and become one in some locations, and with a chill in the air, I stopped off at a legendary steakhouse near Amarillo. It actually tied into the trip, as a major drag racing event was held nearby during the heyday of Dick…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 2: California, Here I Come…