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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

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