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 Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion

1973 Dodge Challenger

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. The goal of this installment — the final in the series (for now!) — is to provide a short description of, and easy navigation to, the nine previous Heritage Series posts. Thank you for reading, and enjoy!

 

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 1, 1914–1929

The official history of the Dodge automobile begins in 1914, but the story of the Dodge brothers in the automobile business reaches back even further. John and Horace Dodge were among the…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion