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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

The 2015 Dodge Challenger | A Closer Look

Journalists swarmed the 2015 Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker. Packing 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, the Scat Pack is back!

 

By Steve Magnante

 

Excitement ran high among the 300-plus automotive journalists gathered in a darkened presentation hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Each was there to witness and chronicle the first public showing of the restyled 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, presented on the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the New York International Auto Show.

 

After a brilliantly irreverent two-minute opening video featuring a montage…

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger | A Closer Look

NYIAS 2014 | Previewing the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

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By Steve Magnante

 

I just got home from attending press preview day at the New York Auto Show, and my head is spinning with the great news from Dodge. Not only has the 2015 Dodge Charger been given a sleek, new look — without losing its bold core — but the 2015 Dodge Challenger has a fresh grille and tail lamp treatment that evokes the timeless effect seen on 1971 Dodge Challengers. And yes, the Shaker hood is standard on the Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker and 392 HEMI® Scat Pack…

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NYIAS 2014 | Previewing the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger