Tag Archives: detroit

Presenting the Dodge Dart Blacktop® Edition

Dodge Dart Blacktop Edition

 

Sinister has a new set of wheels with the release of the Dodge Dart Blacktop Edition.

 

Dodge has applied its exciting Blacktop concept to the 2014 Dart, continuing the success of the Blacktop packages offered on the Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Grand Caravan. The latest Blacktop model will make its public debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

 

The Dart Blacktop Edition starts off with the Dart SXT equipped with the Rallye Appearance Group and then adds Gloss…

Read More
Presenting the Dodge Dart Blacktop® Edition

Where Dodge Was Born

Where Dodge Was Born

 

At the corner of Beaubien and Lafayette Streets in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district, there’s a handsome old brick structure known as the BoydellBuilding. It’s a bustling, happy place with several popular restaurants on the ground floor.

 

The Boydell Building was a busy place back in 1901, too, but for an entirely different reason. Back then, this was the center of Detroit’s industrial district, and the ground floor of this very same building was occupied by Dodge Brothers, Inc., one of the fastest-growing businesses in the city.

 

In around September…

Read More
Where Dodge Was Born

The Max Wedge Story

The Max Wedge

 

As the Detroit muscle car wars of the 1960s began, the Chrysler Corporation and its Dodge and Plymouth brands were pacing the sidelines. But not for long: Midway through the 1962 model year, the Maximum Performance Wedge package was introduced—the legendary combination that soon became known as the Max Wedge.

 

This first Max Wedge displaced 413 cubic inches and was offered in two versions: an 11.5:1 compression-ratio model with 410 hp, and an even more radical 420 hp model with a whopping 13.5:1 compression ratio. Both engines were…

Read More
The Max Wedge Story