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These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

 

The 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the fastest, most powerful muscle cars to ever run the track*, got their stripes the old-fashioned way: with 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Now they finally get to wear them. 
 

This January dealers began taking orders for SRT Hellcat-exclusive dual full-length carbon-fiber pattern stripes. A little car history for you: Racing stripes made their first appearance in the 1950s. They were primarily used to help spectators identify a particular racecar on the track and to also help the driver orient his ride after a spinout….

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These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors


 

There’s a theory out there that the variety of car colors offered at any given time is a direct reflection on how well the economy is doing at that time. If the economy is slow, the available color palette for that model year would be mainly black, gray, silver and white. While pocketbooks are stretched, customers want to retain retail value, opting for “safer” colors. The opposite also holds true when the economy is booming, colors get more outlandish and vibrant. Well, if the theory is correct, 1969 must have been…

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When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors

Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

A decade after catching Dodge Fever, I bought this numbers-matching 1968 HEMI® V8 Charger R/T (XS29J8B119772) in 1987. It would be the first of three Dodge HEMI engine cars I’ve owned (so far). 

I was about 12 years old when I became Dodge Material (as the classic magazine ads of the ‘60s called Dodge owners). Though my (now) 51-year-old “neck top computer” has stored — and forgotten — volumes of information in the four decades since, I distinctly recall two hugely influential fan-making Dodge events as if they happened last week….

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Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?