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50 Years of Charger: Part 2 of 5 | The 1969 Dodge Charger

For the past 50 years, since the first Dodge Charger took to the streets in 1966, Americans have enjoyed an obsession with power, performance and style. The ’66 Dodge Charger was a flat-out menace on the asphalt, and a game-changer in a hyper-competitive segment and era. With the foundation firmly in place, Dodge Charger continued to grow in size and stature, year after year, always striving for cutting-edge design, awe-inspiring interiors, and performance and capability that broke boundaries with each new iteration of the iconic vehicle. 
 

1969 Charger R/T 

In this five-part series,…

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50 Years of Charger: Part 2 of 5 | The 1969 Dodge Charger

A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Brought Me to the Brand

 
For some of us, becoming a Dodge fan wasn’t so much of a choice as it was an inherited trait. If you were born into a Mopar family, you know what we’re talking about. Maybe mom and dad had a Dodge in the driveway while you were growing up, or maybe it was an older brother or that cool uncle that introduced you to what it means to have a V8 under the hood. Kurt Balhorn knows all about having Mopar in his bloodstream. His father had both…

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A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Brought Me to the Brand

Video: Classic Dodge Charger NASCAR Action, Part Two

 

As promised, we’ve dusted off the second half of our vintage NASCAR footage for the internet masses. This time, the Charger 500 racers head to the Charlotte 600 to do battle with the rest of the heavy metal from Detroit. We’ll warn you; this footage isn’t for the squeamish. With the Dodge team fighting hard for the lead, there’s plenty of wrinkled sheet metal and unconventional bodywork. Let’s just say no one wants to see…

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Video: Classic Dodge Charger NASCAR Action, Part Two