Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

Model Behvavior

 

Ever since they first appeared on the shelves of hobby shops, department stores and mom ‘n pop soda fountains around 1958, 1/25 scale unassembled plastic model car kits have been popular with kids of all ages. Though the so-called golden age of car modeling is said to have occurred between 1960 and 1972, the hobby has seen a strong rebound in the past 10 years.

 

The great thing about plastic kits — compared to pre-assembled die cast metal miniatures — is how it’s up to you, the builder, to decide…

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Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 9: 2000-Now

Dodge Challenger

 

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is part 9 in the series.

 

The 21st century brought the Dodge brand a whole new set of challenges, with consumers in search of ever greater performance and efficiency. Dodge responded with a new generation HEMI® V-8 engine and an advanced line of vehicles to match.

 

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine was first made available in Dodge Ram trucks in 2003 and was then offered in the all-new Dodge Charger R/T sedan and Magnum R/T station…

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The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 9: 2000-Now

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 8, 1990-1999

1993_dodge_intrepid

 

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 8 in the series.

 

The 1990s brought a new vision at Dodge, with fresh ideas and a vibrant new product line. The roster of all-new models,  marketed as “The New Dodge,” included the Viper, Durango and Intrepid, to name but a few.

 

Introduced in 1993, the Intrepid (above) was the Dodge version of Chrysler’s stunning “Cab Forward” LH platform, a total rethink of the traditional family sedan. All four wheels were pushed out to the…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 8, 1990-1999