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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!

V10 Challenger Drag Pak – The Next Step in The Dodge Rebellion!

 

During the 42ND Annual NHRA Gatornationals past weekend, history was made as it marked the debut of our new Challenger V10 Drag Pak in competition. Long time Mopar racer Frank Teuton of Houma Louisiana was the first racer to receive the new “Package Car” and he wheeled it to an astounding 9.78 elapsed time in the AA/SA class. Even though Frank only made it to the third round of competition in the Stock Eliminator category, it did not diminish the weekend’s accomplishments. The Challenger…

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V10 Challenger Drag Pak – The Next Step in The Dodge Rebellion!