Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

A decade after catching Dodge Fever, I bought this numbers-matching 1968 HEMI® V8 Charger R/T (XS29J8B119772) in 1987. It would be the first of three Dodge HEMI engine cars I’ve owned (so far). 

I was about 12 years old when I became Dodge Material (as the classic magazine ads of the ‘60s called Dodge owners). Though my (now) 51-year-old “neck top computer” has stored — and forgotten — volumes of information in the four decades since, I distinctly recall two hugely influential fan-making Dodge events as if they happened last week….

Read More
Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

One of the nation’s premier gatherings of classic and modern Dodge cars and trucks is the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Held each summer for more than twenty years at the spacious outdoor Carlisle fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this year’s event took place on July 10, 11 and 12th under sunny skies.

 

An emerging trend is the growing presence of late-model Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums. A rough estimate showed some 35 percent of the cars entered for show judging were built during the last decade. Before the 2004 revival of rear-wheel-drive, V6 and HEMI® V8-powered Dodge…

Read More
Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

One Lap of America: Days 5-8

By Mike Musto

 

Day 5:  Motorsports Ranch, Cresson, TX & North Star Dragway, Denton, TX
Pros:  Drag racing in a Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker is a magical experience
Cons:  Motorsports Ranch road course in Texas is confusing as hell for newcomers
Transit:  672 + 69.5 = 741.5 miles

 

Each track event on One Lap is comprised of two sessions per day consisting of 1 recon lap, 3 hot laps and a single cool-down lap. That means very little time to get your bearings and more importantly, learn the correct racing line. Get it right first time around and you’ll…

Read More
One Lap of America: Days 5-8