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The History Of The One Lap

 
The 40th annual One Lap event is coming around corner. As we get ready for this grueling week long race, we’d thought it would be appropriate to look back on how this blend of man and machine trying to shrink time and distance came to be. For this, we need to step back in time to a different dimension and a different world.
 
The year was 1971, when Richard Nixon was president, the war in Vietnam was winding down and you could still purchase a brand new…

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The History Of The One Lap

Happy 426 Day!


 
We noticed today’s date and thought how iconic three numbers in a certain order can be – 426.
 
In the world of engine displacement, 426 cubic-inches has had an illustrious past when the words “Max Wedge” and “HEMI®” followed these magical numbers. It was the arrival of 426 Max Wedge in 1963 that made our Dodge B-body (and Plymouth cousins) serious contenders at the drag strip. Fabled teams like the Ramchargers, Golden Commandos and many others won numerous events and buried many quarter-mile ET and MPH…

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Happy 426 Day!

The Wellborn Musclecar Museum – Mopar Mecca


 

The Wellborn Musclecar Museum – Mopar Mecca


Nov.22 Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, Alexander City, Ala.. – Stop #8


Tim Wellborn loves the Dodge Charger.  It bears repeating – Tim Wellborn loves the Dodge Charger.  Read on.

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The Wellborn Musclecar Museum – Mopar Mecca