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…

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 1: Highway Stars

By Geoff Stunkard

 

The Scat Pack. This storied name had first arrived in 1968, when the Charger R/Ts and Super Bees were new. At that time, a California drag racer named Dick Landy had been given an almost-Herculean task of helping promote the Dodge brand’s performance image by touring the county, racing and also holding clinics about performance and safety at select dealerships. Known by the nickname Dandy Dick for his clean operation, Landy built the brand’s reputation during the era of Detroit’s muscle cars, sometimes away from home 300 days a year. This in turn led to Landy becoming…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 1: Highway Stars

Let’s Go Drag Racing!

By Steve Magnante

 

If you haven’t treated yourself to a visit to the local drag strip, do it soon. Unlike most forms of automotive competition, anybody with a valid driver’s license and a car meeting basic safety requirements can hit the strip and have an afternoon full of fun exploring the joy of sheer, unencumbered, straight line acceleration. At the drag strip, there are no sharp corners to brake for, no pit stops for gas and tires, and nobody in your way as you charge toward the finish line.

 

At the recent 2014 LX Fest in Los Angeles, CA, Dodge set…

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Let’s Go Drag Racing!