The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

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Take a trip back in time with the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge history. In this post — the first in the series — we meet the Dodge brothers, John and Horace, whose commitment to innovation is still very much a part of how we do things today.

 

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 pioneers of the Detroit auto industry.

 

Successful bicycle builders…

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The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages

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To Dodge muscle and motorsports enthusiasts, Steve Magnante requires no introduction. A former Hot Rod magazine editor and an expert TV commentator on the collector car auction scene, Steve is a walking encyclopedia of Dodge technical knowledge and lore.

 

In the video below, Steve joins presenter Christy Lee to walk us through the hot new Scat Pack performance packages, starting first with a brief history of the original Scat Pack concept of the late 1960s.

 

In the golden age of muscle cars, Dodge was usually found at the head of the pack….

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Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages