When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

Original Scat Pack

It was the height of the swinging ’60s, when rock music, fashion and styles were being pushed to the limits. Women cut their hair short, while men grew their hair out. Astronauts orbited the planet in the tranquility of the peaceful heavens, while back on terra firma civil unrest ruled daily headlines.

 

The era also marked the ramping up of the muscle car wars. Soon, the design and engineering offices of Detroit’s Big Three were buzzing with the development of their own mid-priced hot cars to do battle with…

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When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

1969 Coronet Super Bee

1969 Coronet Super Bee

 

As a member of the Dodge Scat Pack lineup, the Coronet Super Bee was a perfect fit: The bumblebee tail stripes and cartoon bee mascot were standard equipment. The concept was wildly popular—in fact, you can still buy a Super Bee today.

 

The Super Bee was introduced in mid-1968, and to tell the whole story, it wasn’t a Dodge original. At the start of the model year, Dodge’s sister brand Plymouth launched a new kind of muscle car called the Road Runner. This model took the lightest, lowest-price…

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1969 Coronet Super Bee

1999 Charger R/T Concept

1999 Charger R/T Concept

 

The Charger badge had been missing from the American car market for nearly 12 years when Dodge introduced a totally new concept vehicle bearing the well-known nameplate: the 1999 Charger R/T.

 

This new Charger was a bold departure in a number of ways. First, it had four doors. All previous Chargers had been two-door coupes. This was also the lightest, lowest and sleekest Charger yet, only 187 inches long, with a curb weight of 3,000 pounds—more than 650 pounds lighter than earlier Chargers. The concept shared a common…

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1999 Charger R/T Concept