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Let’s Go Drag Racing!

By Steve Magnante

 

If you haven’t treated yourself to a visit to the local drag strip, do it soon. Unlike most forms of automotive competition, anybody with a valid driver’s license and a car meeting basic safety requirements can hit the strip and have an afternoon full of fun exploring the joy of sheer, unencumbered, straight line acceleration. At the drag strip, there are no sharp corners to brake for, no pit stops for gas and tires, and nobody in your way as you charge toward the finish line.

 

At the recent 2014 LX Fest in Los Angeles, CA, Dodge set…

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Let’s Go Drag Racing!

Remembering Jim Thornton, Dodge Performance Legend

Jim Thornton (Photo: Chrysler Historical Collection via We Were the Ramchargers)

On Monday, June 2, 2014, the drag racing world and fans of Dodge drag racing history lost Jim Thornton to an autoimmune disease and a rare form of cancer. He was 77. Thornton was the man behind the Super Stock and Factory Experimental Max Wedge and Race HEMI® vehicle platforms that carried racers to victory in the early and mid-sixties. Born in Richmond, Missouri, in 1937, Thornton — who served as race vehicle design manager at Chrysler from…

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Remembering Jim Thornton, Dodge Performance Legend

LX & Beyond Nationals – Modern Muscle Meets Old School Fun!

 

What do you call the largest gathering of modern Dodge and Chrysler musclecars in the Midwest? The annual LX & Beyond Nationals, that’s what. This weekend, hundreds of these late-model cruisers, street machines and racers will descend on Quaker City Motorsports Park located just outside the sleeping hamlet of Salem, Ohio for a weekend of high-octane drag racing. LX and LC enthusiasts from all over will bring their rides for some quarter-mile blasts down the track. Event organizer and LX fanatic,…

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LX & Beyond Nationals – Modern Muscle Meets Old School Fun!