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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…

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

Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

SEMA Show History

 

As we prepare to hit the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center for this year’s SEMA show, we wanted to look back on how this organization (originally known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association) grew to become the biggest automotive trade show in the world. Formed in 1963, the SEMA organization consisted of pioneers in the high-performance parts business. To make SEMA more inclusive to accessory manufacturers and also to improve its image, SEMA changed its name in 1970 to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
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Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

LX & Beyond Nationals Wrap Up

 

This past weekend, hundreds of late-model Dodge musclecar fanatics rolled into Quaker City Dragway for the annual LX & Beyond Nationals. The racing action was hot as many competitors stepped up their game over during the off-season and found more power in their GEN III HEMI® engine combinations.  Our friends over at SRT brought down a 2012 Charger SRT8 (along with its Chrysler and Jeep SRT8 cousins) for all of us to drool over. At night, the participants and some of the SRT Engineers hung out in the parking lot…

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LX & Beyond Nationals Wrap Up