Farewell Carroll Shelby – Turbocharged 1980s and the Birth of the Snake

 

In the early 1980s, Carroll Shelby received a call from then Chrysler President Lee Iacocca to help resurrect Dodge’s performance image. Just like Shelby, the Dodge brand basically got out of the hot rod business while the company was going through bankruptcy during this era. Lee knew Carroll was just what the brand needed to get it back in the forefront of the enthusiast market, and since Lee and Carroll worked together back in the 1960s, there was…

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Farewell Carroll Shelby – Turbocharged 1980s and the Birth of the Snake

Farewell Carroll Shelby – It’s Been One Heck of a Thrill Ride

 

He lived life in the fast lane and never got out of the way for anyone. He was outspoken, controversial and did things his way. Last Thursday, Carroll Shelby, legendary race driver, renowned tuning guru and visionary designer, passed away quietly at the age of 89. To say he lived an exciting life would be a massive understatement, as very few people within the auto industry could pull off what he did for over 60 years.

 

From his humble…

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Farewell Carroll Shelby – It’s Been One Heck of a Thrill Ride

Dodge’s Military Might – Part I

 

As we look forward to Memorial Day, Dodge looks back across the long history of military production. As early as 1918, Dodge was producing Touring Cars for the U.S. Army. These vehicles featured modifications from the civilian models, such as rugged canvas duck fabric tops and khaki paint with the Army serial numbers painted across the hoods to allow for easy identification. (more…)

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Dodge’s Military Might – Part I