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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?

All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 4: Superchargers and HEMI® V8 engines; 1 + 1 = 3

As we marvel at the Dodge SRT® Hellcat HEMI® engine’s status as the world’s most potent regular production V8 offering*, we’re reminded that the history of the automobile has seen the appearance of a nearly countless multitude of engine configurations. Since the dawn of the worldwide auto industry, the liquid cooled, reciprocating, internal combustion engine has been rendered in more distinct configurations than there are breeds of cats, of which there are 39.  
 
Looking back over the past 115 years, car buyers have been offered piston engines with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and even…

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All About the SRT® Hellcat, Part 4: Superchargers and HEMI® V8 engines; 1 + 1 = 3

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 7, 1980-89

1982 Dodge Aries

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 7 in the series.

 

The 1980s at Dodge featured two key products that changed the brand and the industry forever: the K-car and the minivan.

 

Introduced in 1981, the Aries (above) was the Dodge version of Chrysler’s innovative K-car, featuring clean, honest styling, front-wheel drive and a rugged and powerful 2.2-liter engine. Two-door coupe, four-door sedan and station wagon styles were offered, all engineered for…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 7, 1980-89