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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

By Geoff Stunkard

 

Naturally, I expected to enjoy my cross-country and back again journey in the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. My expectations were exceeded in so many ways over the accumulated 7,000+ miles.

 

First of all, the 485-horse 392-cid HEMI® engine is lacking NOTHING. Smooth cruising is the norm, but once you decide that you want to get going everything is under your right foot. When power is needed for passing, the engine instantly responds with all eight cylinders, a healthy roar and immediate acceleration. However, thanks to Fuel Saver Technology, that same engine — when running on four…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 5: The Drag Racing Cars of “Dandy Dick” Landy

By Geoff Stunkard

 

Clearwater, Florida, is perhaps not known as a racing town. The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack ate up the miles from Gainesville to there quickly; I could not have been happier with the satellite radio and multiple plug-ins built into the car. Todd Werner has taken some of his money from a successful inventing career and created a substantial collection of vintage race cars. When I told him about my cross-country jaunt, he was happy to make time for me to come and see the Dick Landy cars he presently owns.

 

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 5: The Drag Racing Cars of “Dandy Dick” Landy

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 2: California, Here I Come…

 

By Geoff Stunkard

 

As I worked my way west with the 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the mother road beckoned stops. In Texas, I found a vintage-car graveyard, complete with Mopars from the era of tail fins and chrome excess; somewhat hauntingly, it reminded me I was following paths blazed long ago. Old Route 66 and US40 intersect and become one in some locations, and with a chill in the air, I stopped off at a legendary steakhouse near Amarillo. It actually tied into the trip, as a major drag racing event was held nearby during the heyday of Dick…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 2: California, Here I Come…