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When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

Original Scat Pack

It was the height of the swinging ’60s, when rock music, fashion and styles were being pushed to the limits. Women cut their hair short, while men grew their hair out. Astronauts orbited the planet in the tranquility of the peaceful heavens, while back on terra firma civil unrest ruled daily headlines.

 

The era also marked the ramping up of the muscle car wars. Soon, the design and engineering offices of Detroit’s Big Three were buzzing with the development of their own mid-priced hot cars to do battle with…

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When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

1969 Coronet Super Bee

1969 Coronet Super Bee

 

As a member of the Dodge Scat Pack lineup, the Coronet Super Bee was a perfect fit: The bumblebee tail stripes and cartoon bee mascot were standard equipment. The concept was wildly popular—in fact, you can still buy a Super Bee today.

 

The Super Bee was introduced in mid-1968, and to tell the whole story, it wasn’t a Dodge original. At the start of the model year, Dodge’s sister brand Plymouth launched a new kind of muscle car called the Road Runner. This model took the lightest, lowest-price…

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1969 Coronet Super Bee

Dodge Spotting

As a certified, dyed-in-the-wool car fanatic, I love to drive. Anywhere. And it’s not just about the excitement and fun of sliding behind the wheel of that magical Blue Streak Pearl Challenger of mine, but the possible encounters I’ll have along the way. Oftentimes, it’s a stoplight conversation, which usually starts with “’Nice car! How do you like it?” at which point I express my love for the car and encourage my new friend to test-drive one. Yet there’s something else that I look forward to just as much:

 

Dodge Spotting.

 

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