Landy Legacy Tour, Part 4: Gators Country and Winning It All

By Geoff Stunkard

 

As mentioned last time, I knew I would be burning up the highway heading east to Florida with the 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack. The camaraderie I experienced with other Dodge owners during my westbound jaunt continued with thumbs-up approval signs instead of being able to stop and “talk shop” about the car. On my way out, I actually spent an hour or so in Arizona with fellow owner Mike Leavy, who had a new Challenger R/T in black. Mike was on his own eastbound run across Route 66, taking in the vintage sights much as…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 4: Gators Country and Winning It All

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond

By Geoff Stunkard

 

My time with the Landy family was over too soon, but not before I had a chance to head up over the mountains to a well-known historic drag race in Bakersfield, California. Started back in 1959, this race has more recently become one of the largest gatherings of historic drag cars at one time. Once again with Robert Landy riding shotgun, I put the HEMI® V8 in our 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack through its paces as we rolled down into the valley to witness nitromethane-fueled action.

 

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond

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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